Are you organizing
a trip to Italy?
Whatever the reason is for staying in our country, every foreign citizen must prepare their valid travel document or passport, return ticket, entry permit or residence permit. But in addition, before arriving in Italy, you will have the obligation to stipulate healthcare insurance and, in some cases, even a bank guaranty policy.
The obligation of health insurance for foreign citizens has been regulated by the European legislation which has established that all foreign citizens applying for an entry permit or residence permit for staying Italy, must demonstrate, to the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin, to have stipulated healthcare insurance to guarantee coverage of any sudden medical expenses that the foreigner could incur during their stay.
DAYS OF VISIT
Entry or residence Permit?
Non-European foreign citizen
Verify that your passport has a residual validity of at least 6 months.
If your stay is less than 90 days, you may need an entry permit.
If your stay exceeds 90 continuous days, regardless of your country of origin, you will need to apply for a residence permit with the same duration and reason as those indicated on the entry permit, within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy.
European Union citizen
You do not need an entry permit or a residence permit but your identity card, valid for expatriation, is sufficient. However, after 90 days from your arrival, if you want to stay in Italy, you will need to apply for Registration in the Municipality where you live.
Information for residents
Foreign citizens who intend to enter Italy are obliged to show their identification document at the controls: if the stay is less than ninety days, it is mandatory to apply to the Italian diplomatic representations in their country of origin, for an Entry Visa only if expressly provided for, otherwise, it is possible to enter the national territory simply by showing an identification document. If the stay is longer than ninety days, it is always mandatory to apply for an Entry Visa.
When we are in front of the television set or present in a stadium or sports hall, we do not think that the non-EU athletes competing, are on the field of competition because the sports federations, to which they belong, have taken care of the process of granting a Visa for entry for sports competitions in Italy.
Foreign citizens who have regularly worked in Italy and paid contributions are entitled to a pension on the same basis as any Italian citizen. The pension benefit is not lost the moment they decide to return to their country of origin, even if no reciprocity agreement has been stipulated between Italy and the country of origin: the founding requirement is that they have fulfilled the requirements established by Italian law.