Schengen visa
Italy

Italy visa

 
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Schengen visa - travel document that allows a person to enter the Schengen zone for a designated period of time.

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Italy

Italy visa

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Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period

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  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 1 year of remaining validity. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid a minimum of 3 months after your intended departure from the Schengen area.

  • Driver's license. A copy of the applicant's driver's license or state issued ID.

  • Enrollment Letter. For Students enrolling in a full Italian University Program: a copy of declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore), if applicable, issued by the School Office of the Italian Consulate/Embassy having jurisdiction over the University/School that issued the certificate.
    If participating in a Study Abroad program, a letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in New York, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

    Enrollment letter can be provided by the Office of Study Away. For visiting students please contact your study abroad office or registrar's office to obtain this letter. It must specify you are a matriculated at your home institution when you enrolled at college/university, your major, the next semester you will be enrolled in classes at your home institution, and your anticipated graduation date. Please see an example.

  • Financial Support. Students must show they have the funds of $50.00 per day for the duration of their program which is a total of $5500.00 for the semester. This must be in the form of a personal bank letter on your bank's official letterhead indicating the total amount of funds in your personal account (no joint bank accounts with your parents). Please note that the minimum amount of funds required to study in Italy varies perconsulate but is usually around $5500.00 for the semester. Please check your consulate for specific information. This account must be in the student's name and cannot be a joint account. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

    Please check your consulate for specific information.
    a. This account must be in the student’s name and cannot be a joint account.
    b. The letter needs be in color, with original letter head and should not be in black and white-it needsto look like an original document.
    c. It must be signed by a branch manager or other bank representative.
    d. “Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter fromthe University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.” This means you need to have arefund of $5,500.00 coming back to you in order to obtain a letter from financial aid. You if do nothave $5,500.00 coming back to you in a refund, you can combine your bank letter with your financial aid letter if the combined amount equals $5,500.00
    e. If you are not on financial aid, but do not have the $5,500.00 in a bank account you can do the following items:
    f. You can supply a credit card statement which show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit must equal a minimum of $5,500.00
    g. You can ask your parents or guardians to place the additional funds in your account (if they are able to do so) just long enough for you to obtain your bank letter.

    If you do not have the funds in your bank account required by the consulate, you can supply a credit card statement which needs to show your available credit limit with your bank letter. The amount in your bank account and available credit on your credit card must equal a minimum of $5,500.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Envelope. Passports will be returned exclusively by mail. On the day of the appointment, the applicant MUST bring a self-addressed, prepaid envelope (prepaid labels with a barcode or stamps + tracking number) and a photocopy of it. The Visa Office will accept only prepaid priority envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS).” Students must submit visa passport mailing declaration form with their visa application, here is the form.

  • Embassy Fee. An Embassy fee of 80 Euros must be paid at the time of appointment.

VisaHQ can provide consultation services prior to your application submission. You must still schedule an appointment to submit your paperwork at your nearest consulate. All Schengen Zone visa applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.


Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Italy?
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  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Italy. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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