BEFORE LEAVING HOME
EU citizens (who come from EU member States and EEA States) need to carry an identity document in order to move without limitations in Italy.
EU member States: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary.
EEA States (non UE members): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
If you are going to stay less than 90 days:
A stay that lasts less than three months does not require any official formalities.
If you are going to stay longer than 90 days:
If you are going to stay in Italy longer than 90 days, you must register at the office Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) of the municipality of Pisa (Comune di Pisa, Piazza XX settembre 1 – Palazzo Gambacorti). This will not imply replacing the residence in your home country.
NON EU CITIZENS
Which kind of Visa do I have to request?
Depending on your citizenship, your country of residence, length and purposes (study, work, tourism, etc.) of your stay, you may need to obtain a visa before coming to Italy. Visas can be short-term (less than 90 days Type C) or long-term (for more than 90 days – Type D).
In order to help you find out whether you need an entry visa or not and which documents are required in order to apply, you can simply query the database of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By selecting your nationality, your residence, the length of your stay in Italy and the purpose of your visit, the database provides the right information about the documents that have to be enclosed with the application.
Short term Visa – C- (less than 90 days)
For study, work, business, mission, sport competitions and tourism purposes, citizens of Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Macao, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, USA, Taiwan, Uruguay, Venezuela can freely travel to Italy for less than 90 days without a short-term visa. Once in Italy they must report their presence at the local police headquarter (“Questura”) if they entered Italy as a second Schengen country.
Long term Visa – D – (longer than 90 days)
The national visa of “D” category is granted to the certain individuals who are to be studying, working or permanently residing in one of the Schengen countries. The national visa can be of a single entry, granted for the people who are in need of residing in the Schengen country for a certain period of time and for a sole purpose after which they shall return to their country.
- The visa application form duly filled in
- Passport-size photo
- Valid passport
- Proof of availability of sufficient means of subsistence (e.g. study grant, bank or insurance warranty or equivalent credit document, etc.)
- Declaration of availability of suitable accommodation/appropriate lodging in Italy
- Travel ticket