Visa for Italy

Updated 2009-12-03 15:09

Foreign citizens can enter Italian territory for different reasons like: tourism, study, family reunification and work. Now it comes the hard part.

For citizens from EU countries

According to Schengen agreements there is a free movement between state parties and there is no need for a visa, for stays not exceeding three months, provided that entry to Italy is not done for reasons of employment.

For citizens from non EU countries

The foreign citizen must possess a visa authorizing entry and must be applied in the passport or other travel document. Some States are exempt from visa for tourism. The visa is issued by Italian embassies or consulates in the country of origin or the country where the foreign citizen has a permanent residence.A foreigner who enters legally in Italy, within eight working days, must request permission to stay. The document will have a motivation the same as indicated in the visa.

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