Formalities in your host country
General rules for foreign students entering Italy
You can enter Italy if:
WHERE TO GET A VISA
- you have a valid passport (or equivalent document), or an entry visa;
- you are a non-EU citizen authorised to enter Italy for reasons of
temporary asylum, e.g. war victims, natural disasters etc., even
without an entry visa.
In this case you will need a special permit from the Prime Minister's Office;
- you are an EU citizen, in which case you do not need an entry visa.
Italian entry visas can be obtained from:
absolutely necessary, the Italian border police will issue a residence
permit for up to 10 days or for up to 5 days if you are passing through
Italy to another country.
- Italian Embassies or Consulates in your country of origin and/or residence;
- the Embassies or Consulates of states party to the Schengen Agreement, for stays
of no more than three months;
When you are issued with your visa, you will receive a written
statement of your rights and obligations regarding entry into and
residence in Italy.
Visitors coming to Italy on holiday or business, or for sporting events
or because they have been personally invited to do so, and who intend
to spend no more than three months in the country, need not apply for a
visa if they are citizens of the following countries: Andorra,
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia,
Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican
If you are staying in Italy for more than three months you must get a
residence permit from the Police.
When you arrive go to the Questura Napoli (Police Headquarters) in Via
Via Medina, n. 75, within 8 days.
The Questura is open Monday to Saturday, 8.30 - 12.30.
When you go take:
For more information, you can phone the +39 081/7941111
- Some form of ID (ID card or passport + a photocopy);
- 4 passport-size photos;
- your Italian Health Service registration card (you can get this
from the ASL - Azienda Sanitaria Locale (Local Health Centre),
where you should hand in your E111 or E128, which you must obtain
from the health service in your own country before you leave);
- a statement from your landlord/lady (copy of your rent contract or similar);
- a statement from the University in your home country, saying how
long you are staying for, the study grant you have, the project and the
faculty you are enrolled in;
- a statement from the ICIB- CNR;
- a € 10.33 revenue stamp (you can buy these from tobacconists).
QUESTURA DI NAPOLI
Adress : Via Medina, nr. 75 - 80133 -
FAX : 081/5801930
or to consult Portale Immigrazione
A program offered
Istituto di Cibernetica "Eduardo Caianiello"