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VISA

VISA INFORMATION

On request, the Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of the full registration fee.

Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.

Italy Entry Requirements:

All EU / EEA nationals will only need to present an identification document to enter Italy, due to the common travel area of the Schengen Zone, part of which Italy is.

On the meantime, if you are a non-EU/EEA traveler wishing to visit Italy, San Marino or Vatican, you will need to present the following at the Italian port of entry, in order to be permitted to enter:

  • A valid passport or travel document. Valid for at least three more months beyond their planned date of Exit from Schengen, and issued within the last 10 years.
  • A visa – if they are subject to the Italian visa regime.

*British passport holders are exempt from the criteria of passport validity and issuance date.

Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Italy?

You will need a short-stay visa to enter Italy and any other member country of the  Schengen zone if you belong to one of the following categories:

  • You are the national of a third-world country that has not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states
  • You are the national of a third-world country that has signed a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but you were previously rejected from entering Italy or any other Schengen country.

 For more details about how and where to get a Visa to Venice/Itlay, please review the details available under the following web links:

Where to apply: You should apply to the Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence (unless you are a resident in Ireland). If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, apply to the Embassy or Consulate of that country. If you intend to visit several of the Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which your main destination is situated (longest duration of stay).

Processing time: Your application should be lodged at the Embassy or Consulate at least 2 weeks before the proposed journey is undertaken.

Requirements for a Schengen visa may vary slightly between the different Schengen countries. Please visit the following link for further information: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com

Important Information: Please notice that although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, it is your responsibility to check that the visa and travel requirements with the corresponding Embassy in your country.