Passport and Visa

To enter Italy, a passport and visa may or may not be required, depending on the country of origin.

Citizens of the European Union, Schengen member states, San Marino and the Vatican City can enter Italy with a valid identity card or passport. No visa is required.

Citizens of the following countries and territories are exempt from visa requirements for stays of up to 90 days, for tourism, missions, business, invitations, sports competitions and study:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, The Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominica, El Salvador, North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Japan, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Salomon Island, Israel, Kiribati, Malaysia, Macao, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Perù, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, United States, St. Vincent and Grenadine, Taiwan, Timor Est, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

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In the case of Taiwan, the visa requirement exemption applies only to holders of passports that include an ID card number.

For citizens of (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia) visa exemption applies only to holders of biometric passports.

Serbian citizens holding passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Board (in Serbian: Koordinaciona upreva) are excluded from the visa waiver.

Citizens of all other states must apply for a tourist visa (maximum 90 days). In order to apply for the visa, you must log on to the following site (
In addition to filling out the online form, to qualify for a Schengen visa, you must be in possession of the following:

– recent passport-size photograph
– valid travel document whose expiry date is three months longer than that of the visa requested
– return ticket (or booking) or evidence that the applicant has their own means of transport
– proof that the applicant has sufficient means of subsistence as required by the Directive of the Ministry of the Interior dated 1st March 2000 ( visualizza )
– supporting documentation in relation to the applicant’s social and professional status
– health insurance covering a minimum of €30,000 for emergency hospitalisation and repatriation expenses, valid throughout the Schengen area
– proof of accommodation (hotel booking, Declaration of hospitality, declaration whereby accommodation costs shall be borne by the person inviting) (

This site contains the list of the documents required according to your nationality, country of residence, length of stay and reasons for travel.

If you have obtained a Schengen visa from another member state, it is also valid in Italy.