How do I get an Italian visa

Visa Italy

German citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

All EU citizens have the right to stay in Italy for up to 90 days within a six-month period without a visa. Every traveler is obliged to bring their valid identity card or passport with them.

Member states of the European Union (EU): Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Austria, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania

Contracting parties to the Schengen Agreement (Schengen States): Germany, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland , Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland

Great Britain and Ireland are not parties to the Schengen Agreement. Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus do not apply the rules on freedom of travel.

Although documents are not checked when crossing an internal Schengen border, it is necessary to have a valid passport or ID card with you. Authorities (police, immigration authorities) in the Schengen states have the right to check them.

Foreigners with a valid residence permit and travel documents can move freely within the entire territory of the Schengen states for up to 3 months in the half-year.

You have to apply for your visa for Italy personally, so unfortunately we cannot help you with obtaining a visa!

Non-German citizens who require a visa must apply for this in person at the embassy or the representation responsible for them. If you have any questions, please contact the Italian Embassy in Berlin or the Italian Consulates General in Frankfurt, Hanover, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart.

Important information

We are an independent visa service and do not belong to any authority, embassy or other public institution. Depending on the type of visa, the consulates charge visa fees (from 20 euros). In addition, there are service fees (from 29.16 euros) for our service. It is of course possible to apply for the visa directly at the embassy or consulate.

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Public holiday June 2nd (national holiday)

Italian Republic

Continent Europe

Area 301,338 km2

Population 60,626,442

Capital Rome

Form of government Parliamentary republic

Time zone CET

Currency Euro

Telephone code +39