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Visa Information for Italy

A foreign student who wants to study in Italy will have to avail the Italy student visa. If a student opts for a course or program that does not extend beyond 90 days, he or she will require a Schengen visa or short stay visa. However, if the student opts for a course or program that lasts for more than 90 days, he or she will have to obtain long term student visa or national visa (NV).

Italy student visa in an entry visa and a student will need to obtain a 'permit to stay' after arriving in Italy. University of Milan, Italy.

Eligibility criteria for Italy student visa

To be eligible for Italy student visa you must fulfil the following conditions:

Steps to follow to apply for Italy student visa

You will have to apply at the Italian Embassy or Consulate for the student visa. After you receive the letter of acceptance or letter of admission for your intended course of study, you can check your eligibility for obtaining an Italian student visa and then go ahead with the below mentioned procedure.

Step 1: Get the student visa application form

As the first step of your visa application procedure, you need to obtain the student visa application form. You can download the form from the internet.

Step 2: Fill up the student visa application form

Carefully fill out the details required in the visa application form.

Step 3: Gather the required documents for student visa application

Make a check list of all the documents needed for submission along with your visa application form at the Italian Embassy or Consulate. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.

Step 4: Provide photograph for your student visa application

Make sure that you provide your recent colour photograph for the student visa application. Your photograph must match or correspond to all the specifications required for student visa photographs. In any case, your photograph must not be more than 6 months old.

Step 5: Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with the visa application centre in order to submit your application form.

Step 6: Submit your student application form

Submit your visa application form along with the required documents and application fees at the Italian Consulate. Remember to carry the original copies of all supporting documents. After you submit your application form and pay the visa application fee, you will be issued an acknowledgement receipt for your submission.

Step 7: Track your student application form

You can keep track of the progress of your student visa application through online tracking, messaging service, phone call to the application centre or through email.

Step 8: Collect your student visa

You can opt to have your student visa delivered to you through courier service or you can personally collect your student visa directly from the Italian Embassy by showing the original acknowledgement receipt issued to you. In case you send someone else to collect the visa on your behalf, he or she will have to carry the following documents:

Required fees for Italy student visa

Application fees for Italy student visa - EUR 116 (INR 7,832.41)


Do's and Don'ts for Italy student visa

You must remember the following dos and don'ts while applying for Italy student visa.



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