Visa Information

Italy is one of 26 member countries of the Schengen Agreement, under which 22 EU countries (all but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK) plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland have abolished checks at common borders.

The visa situation for entering Italy is as follows:

  • Citizens or residents of EU & Schengen countries: No visa required
  • Citizens or residents of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand & the USA: No visa required for tourist visits not exceeding 90 days per 6-month period
  • Other countries: Please refer to the Italian Ministry of External Affairs’ website to find out if you need a visa for Italy

Please note visas will take at least between 2-4 weeks to be issued. Participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure they receive their visa in time.

Visa Invitation Letter

Should you require a visa to enter Italy, the organizers are able to provide you with an invitation letter. Please note that this applies to registered delegates only.

If you are a presenting author please contact the Conference Content Executive for assistance.

If you are a non-presenting delegate please contact the Conference Project Lead for assistance.

Chinese delegates: Please make sure that you submit your visa application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your visa in time. In order to allow the organizers to prepare an invitation letter to comply with the guidelines provided by the Italian Embassies in China, please make sure you include the following details in your visa letter request to the Conference Project Lead, Cinzia Mamberti:

Date of birth:

Place of birth:

Passport number:

Passport issue date:

Passport expiry date: