The application for the VISA can be submitted to the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence. Foreigners intending to enter Italy shall provide the appropriate documentation indicating the reason for the journey, its duration and, in some cases, a proof that they have enough resources to cover travel and living expenses.
For any further information we suggest you visit the official website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following link: Here you can find out

  1. whether you need a VISA to enter Italy, depending on your citizenship, country of residence, reasons for your stay and duration of the travel,
  2. which documents are required in order to apply for your VISA.

ATTENTION: VISA application may even require 120 days! Check it out in advance!
Presenting the required documentation does not necessarily guarantee the issue of the VISA itself.

Invitation letter

The official invitation letter to be included in your application to enter Italy can be requested to the local organizers at

The invitation letter will not be legally or financially binding on the Organizing Secretariat. Expenses related to the conference shall be borne by delegates themselves.
Invitation letter is not enough to obtain VISA for most NO-Schengen countries (I.E.: countries outside EU). Check your status now at the link: