Long-Term Visa (Over 90 Days)
If you are going to study in Italy for a period longer than 90 days, you must ask for a Long-term visa for study reasons (type D) at your local Italian Consulate or Embassy -Study Purposes. Such visa is valid for one year and it entitles you to travel inside the Schengen Area for a period of 90 days within 6 months.
If you are a Religious, it is also possible to apply for a visa for religious purposes.
The Visa can be released only by the country of origin.
Please see the website of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs to verify and deepen the given information, depending on your country of origin.
Original and copies of:
- Pre registration Certificate released by the University, (this document it’s not necessary if you apply for a religion purposes visa),
- Health Insurance for the full period of stay and valid in all Schengen area countries. The policy must cover expenses in the event of emergency treatments and/or urgent hospitalization and must ensure the repatriation in case of serious illness.
For the religious:
- Letter of assumption of responsibility (ndr. Lettera di presa in carico) released by the religious institute that will be hosting you and will be responsible for boarding and lodging, as well as for the insurance.
- This letter has to be stamped by the local Bishop and Vatican authorities.
For lay people:
- Autodeclaration in which stating you have sufficient financial means to support all expenses (tuition fees, insurance, rent…), possibly attaching certifying documents (i.e. scholarship, bank statement…).
- Letter of hospitality either by the person hosting you or a copy of the rental lease, plus a valid document of the owner.
SHORT PERIOD (UP TO 90 DAYS)
Foreigners entering Italy for periods not to exceed 90 days, according to the Law no. 68/2007, whether or not subject to visa requirements, do not need to apply for a residence permit.
The residence permit has been replaced by a declaration of presence on Italian soil.
For foreign people coming from countries that do not apply the Schengen Convention, the obligation to make a declaration of presence is satisfied through application of the USV sticker on the travel document at the moment of border control.
Foreigners from countries that apply the Schengen Convention are required, on the other hand, to submit a declaration of presence within 8 days of arrival to the police headquarters (Questura) of the province in which he/she is staying, using the proper form.
For those staying in hotels and other reception facilities, the declaration of presence is handled by the reception facility upon check-in, a copy of which is supplied to the guest to be displayed to authorities upon eventual request.