WHAT WE REQUIRE FOR ASSIST YOU
Only Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa.
- Entry visa application form;
- Recent passport-size photograph;
- Travel document valid for at least three months after visa;
- Enrollment or pre-enrollment in a university course; (You must provide the official letter of acceptance issued by an Italian university confirming your admission to the course)
- Proof that you have an accommodation in Italy;
- Proof that you have financial support (at least € 448,07 per month for the academic year, a total of € 5824,91 per year);
- Adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalisation;
- Proof of the availability of the financial means needed for repatriation; (You must provide a copy of your flight itinerary. This is required to confirm the details of your return tickets to your home country as one-way tickets are unacceptable)
- Proof of adequate knowledge of Italian or English according to the language of the program;
If you are a non-EU citizen, once in Italy you must apply for the residence permit in the city where you’ll be living within 8 working days after your arrival.
You can apply at the post office of your city of residence in Italy.
In addition to the application, you must also submit the following documentation:
- Copy of your passport with visa and personal data page.
- A copy of your health insurance policy; health insurance bought abroad must be validated by the Italian Embassy in your country (if not already in English). You can also buy health insurance upon your arrival in Italy.
- University Letter of acceptance. For Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) students: FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment; For Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) students: copy of the admission letter or FORM A/Modello A filled in at the Embassy or self-certification of enrollment. For NON-Eu Exchange students: a letter of acceptance to the exchange programme.
At the Post Officeyou will receive a receipt that certifies your residence permit request.
International students with a valid permit of stay are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week and 1,040 hours per year, but in order to obtain a residence permit renewal, they must pass the exams yearly.
If you are an EU citizen or come from EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), you must not apply for a residence permit. However, if you are going to stay in Italy for over a 3 months period, you should register with the Anagrafe (Register office) of your municipality of residence.
Students who DO NOT intend to set their permanent residence in Italy
In this case, you will register as a temporary resident at the main Anagrafe office of your municipality. Registration must be renewed every year, following the same procedure.
The following documents are required to complete your registration:
- Copy of ID card;
- Copy of “Codice Fiscale”;
- University enrollment certificate (to be collected at the Registrar’s Office of your campus upon submission of 2 “marche da bollo”/duty stamps of 16 euro each);
- Proof of health insurance (European health insurance card/ S1 form/private health insurance with 1 year validity/voluntary registration to the Italian national health system);
- Proof of sufficient resources (minimum € 5825), provided through “Modello EURO 1” self-certification.
Students who intend to transfer their permanent residence to Italy
Please, first verify with your country of origin which are the implications of transferring your residence permanently.
Register with the Anagrafe office sending an email, attaching the following documents:
- Copy of ID card;
- Copy of “Codice Fiscale”;
- University enrollment certificate (to be collected at the Registrar’s office of your campus upon submission of 2 “marche da bollo”/duty stamps of 16 euro each);
- Proof of health insurance (S1 form/private health insurance with 1 year validity/voluntary registration to the Italian national health system. The European health insurance card is not sufficient);
- Proof of sufficient resources (minimum € 5.825 for students with no family members to support), provided through modello EURO 1 self-certification (fill out point “b” only if with family members to support);
- Statement of residence, provided through Dichiarazione di residenza self-certification.
Residence permit costs
- € 16,00 “marca da bollo” (a stamp that can be purchased at any tobacconist with a “T” sign out of the shop) to be put on the residence permit application;
- € 30 to be paid at the second step of the procedure, when handing in the Kit to the Post Office;
- € 30,46 to be paid at the Post Office to get the Electronic Residence Permit.