Visa in Italy

Last updated: November 20, 2019

Italy can be considered a perfect destination to move to: the beautiful climate, culture and scenery attract many to migrate there. As the UK is a member of the European Union, this makes moving to Italy  a lot easier. But what information should be considered in regards to visas in Italy?

Do I need a visa to live in Italy?

There are many benefits of living within the EU, migration is a lot simpler with the agreement. UK being a member means there is freedom to move within all the countries including Italy. If staying for a period that is less than 90 days then there is no requirements to contact any local authorities to notify that you are staying. Stays that exceed 90 days require different procedures. In this situations you should report your presence on Italian territory to the local Police authorities filling out the relevant forms. You will then be issued a duly stamp that must be shown whenever requested by Police.

Visa in Italy

When do you need a visa in Italy?

Non EU nationals may enter Italy providing they have both a valid passport and, if required, an entry visa issued in their country of origin. A residence permit is not a requirement for business, tourism, short visits or study, providing the stay does not exceed 3 months. There are many types of visas for non EU members including:

  • Visa type A: Airport transit visa
  • Visa type B: Transit visa
  • Visa type C: Short-stay visa valid for one or more entries and for a period not exceeding 90 days
  • Visa type D: Long-stay visa valid for more than 90 days.

Visits that exceed 90 days require a residence permit; but if you want to work in Italy it is essential to apply for a work permit or Italy Working Holiday Visa.

Visa in Italy

What Next?

If you are British, you do not need a visa to live, study or work in Italy. Even if you are not British citizen, applying for an Italian visa is fairly straightforward. Good luck with your move to Italy!