General Information and Eligibility for Italy Visas

Italy Visa General Information and Eligibility

Italy Visa General Information and Eligibility

  • Go to my Italy visa page for information on the different types of visas for Italy.
  • Visa required for U.S. citizens:  No visa needed for stays up to 90 days (tourist or business purposes)
    • U.S. citizens staying in Italy for more than three months are considered residents and must obtain a permesso di soggiorno (permit of stay).
    • An application “kit” for the permesso di soggiorno can be requested from one of 14,000 national post offices (Poste Italiane). The kit must then be returned to one of 5,332 designated Post Office acceptance locations.
    • It is important to keep a copy of the receipt issued by the post office.
    • Within 20 days of receiving the permit to stay in Italy, U.S. citizens must go to the local Vital Statistics Bureau (Anagrafe of the Comune) to apply for residency. It generally takes one to two months to receive the certificate of residence (Certificato di Residenza).
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen, check this page here to see if you need a visa.

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