ATCE 2010 Visa Information
Entry/Exit Requirements for US Travelers
Italy is a party to the Schengen agreement. As such, US citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see the US Department of State’s Schengen Fact Sheet or visit their website for more detailed information.
US Contacts in Italy
- The US Embassy is located in Rome at Via V. Veneto 119/A, Tel.: +39.06.46741 and Fax: +39.06.4674.2217.
- The US Consulates General is located in Florence at Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 38, Tel: +39.055.266.951, Consular Fax: +39.055.215.550.
Please determine whether you will require a visa to enter Italy and plan ahead. The following guidelines will assist you in obtaining a visa:
Official Invitation Letter
- Generate an official SPE electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process.
- This letter from SPE outlines the reason for your travel and is used as a supporting document in your visa application.
- To receive an invitation letter by mail or fax, you must first register for the conference (registration will be open in March 2010).
Please note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Italy. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.
Applying for a Visa
All foreign nationals intending to visit Italy are required to declare and show proof of the reason for and length of their stay along with, in some cases, the availability of adequate financial means and accommodation. In some cases an entry visa is required, which can be requested at the Italian diplomatic and consular representation in the country of residence.
Please note that Honorary Consulates do not issue visas. Their sole task is to supply information and/or receive visa applications on behalf of the Consulate to which they are subordinate.
For further information please click here: Applying for an Entry Visa.
Please note that the aforementioned information is a general guideline for travel to Italy. Because travel requirements may change, SPE recommends that attendees contact their local embassy to ensure they have proper documentation.