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VISA OFFICE

 


Visitors Hours are as follows:
The visa office receives the public Monday AND Thursday from one (1 pm) through three thirty (3.30 pm). For all other matters we receive the public Monday through Friday from nine (9 am) through twelve (12 pm).

Important: Visa applications must be submitted not later than 30 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED UPON ARRIVAL IN ITALY:

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR A VISA HOLDER: Foreign nationals must notify the nearest police office "QUESTURA" of their arrival and receive a permit of stay "PERMESSO DI SOGGIORNO" WITHIN EIGHT DAYS FROM ENTRY INTO ITALY

Fifteen countries make up the Schengen area: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

Citizens of the following countries DO NOT require visas when visiting Schengen area countries for tourism, official or business stays of 90 days or less. {Nevertheless, within eight days from their arrival in Italy, all visitors must report to the local police authority (Questura) to obtain a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno)}:

ANDORRA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, BULGARIA, CANADA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ISRAEL, JAPAN, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, MALAYSIA, MALTA, MEXICO, MONACO, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, POLAND, RUMANIA, SAN MARINO, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH KOREA, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, URUGUAY, VATICAN CITY, VENEZUELA.

U.S. Citizens do not require visas when visiting Italy with Diplomatic or Official Passports for official stays of 90 days or less.

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    Tourist/"Schengen” Visa for transit, tourism and business (trips up to 90 days)
     Employment visas


   


FOR CATEGORIES NOT MENTIONED ABOVE : PLEASE INQUIRE WITH THE ITALIAN CONSULATE BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED UPON ARRIVAL IN ITALY:

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR A VISA HOLDER:

FOREIGN NATIONALS MUST NOTIFY THE NEAREST POLICE OFFICE "QUESTURA" OF THEIR ARRIVAL, AND RECEIVE A PERMIT OF STAY "PERMESSO DI SOGGIORNO" WITHIN EIGHT DAYS FROM ENTRY INTO ITALY.

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