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Student residence permit in Italy

  • Residence permit in Italy for non-EU students

    Quick guide

    If you intend to stay in Italy for less than 3 months

    You may have to apply for a Schengen Visa (if you intend to stay up to 90 days) or a national visa (if you wish to stay more than 90 days but less than 180 days) at your local Italian embassy or consulate.

    Students form certain countries do not require a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay less than 3 months.

    [List of countries whose citizens don't require a visa to enter Europe].

    If you intend to stay in Italy for more than 3 months

    You will have to apply for a national visa at the Italian embassy or consulate of the country where you are residing before you come to study in Italy.

    Once in the country, you will have to apply for your student residence permit in Italy within 8 days of your arrival at any post office.

    Documents required to apply for your student residence permit in Italy

    • The filled-in application form, which you may obtain at any post office.
    • A photocopy of a valid travel document, such as your passport. Make sure your passport is valid throughout the entire period of your stay in Italy.
    • A copy of your health insurance plan.
    • A copy of the statement certifying the studies you will be taking in Italy. The statement is issued by the Italian embassy or consulate along with your national visa for Italy.
    • Four recent passport size photos.

    Please, check with your local post office in Italy or the Italian embassy or consulate in your country if you need to provide additional documentation.

    In order for your student residence permit in Italy to be granted, you will need to prove you have, at least,417.30 EUR per month.

    Source: The Italian immigration portal, The Italian postal service - Poste italiane, Italian National Police - Polizia di Stato.

  • Residence permit in Italy for EU students

    Quick guide

    • EU students have the right to reside in Italy without applying for a residence permit provided they have sufficient means to support themselves financially.
    • EU students must register with the Registry Office (Anagrafe) for stays of over 3 months.
    • Application form to register with the Anagrafe.
    • Processing fee: free.
    • Financial resources: 417.30 EUR per month.
    • Make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card.

    EU students who have sufficient means to support themselves financially during their studies have the right to reside in Italy without the need for a residence permit. Instead, EU students must register at the Registry Office of the municipality where they will reside.

    When registering, you will be asked to enclose the documents as listed below:

    • The filled-in application form.
    • A valid travel document.
    • The letter of acceptance from your university or college in Italy.
    • A proof of health insurance, such as your European Health Insurance Card.
    • Proof of sufficient financial resources. At the moment, you are required to prove you have, at least, 417.30 EUR per month to support yourself financially.

    Source: The Italian immigration portal, The Italian postal service - Poste italiane, Italian National Police - Polizia di Stato.