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FOR INFORMATION ON VISA OPTIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PLEASE VISIT:
www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp


IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA YOU NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT THE CONSULATE
To book a visa appointment please click here !

PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP TO ITALY!
Processing times of visa applications depend on each individual visa.
Once the application is complete, the issuing of the visa can take up to 2-3 weeks.

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR SHORT STAYS UP TO 3 MONTHS


USEFUL LINKS


ITALIAN CUSTOMS
www.agenziadogane.it/wps/wcm/connect/Internet/ee

CUSTOMS ELECTRONIC HELPDESK
http://www.agenziadogane.gov.it/wps/wcm/connect/Internet/ed/LAgenzia/Contatta+lAgenzia/URP+telematico/URPEn

TRAVELLER'S CUSTOM CARD

ITALIAN DEPARTMENT FOR IMMIGRATION AND HOME AFFAIRS
http://www.interno.gov.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/en/index.html


OTHER INFORMATION

A. WORKING HOLIDAY SCHEME VISA
B. RESIDENCE PERMIT
C. WORK PERMIT

D. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATION


A. WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS UNDER THE WORKING HOLIDAY AGREEMENT BETWEEN ITALY AND AUSTRALIA SIGNED IN ROME ON 1 OCTOBER 2003.

Applications for Working Holiday visas to Italy may be lodged at the Consular Offices of Italy in Australia (i.e. the Consulates General in Melbourne and Sydney, the Consulates in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra) by Australian citizens who are ordinarily resident in Australia. Interested persons must apply directly to the Consular Office with jurisdiction in his/her place of residence.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

Application for the “working holiday” visa is to be made by completing an application form available at the Consular Office (photo must be provided), and mentioning one’s intention to spend a holiday period in Italy. This will be subject to the intention to undertake temporary work activities not exceeding a total of six months and not more than three months with the same employer.
The cost of the visa is currently Euro 51.73.


B. RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR ‘WORKING HOLIDAYS”

Within 8 working days of arrival in Italy, the holder of the “working holiday” visa must go to the Questura (Police Station) in the province where the applicant intends to reside in order to apply for the “permesso di soggiorno” (residence permit).
The application for the residence permit is to be made on the special application form available at the Questura and must contain the following:

Please be advised that due to the high request for these permits, in some major cities the applications could be placed in a long waiting list.

When applying, the following documents are to be presented:

After having examined the documents and ascertained the identity of the applicant, the officers assigned with processing the applications will issue the applicant with a confirmation of receipt of the application, indicating the day on which the “permesso di soggiorno” can be collected. It should be noted that this confirmation of receipt is sufficient to initiate the file with the “Direzione Provinciale del Lavoro” [Provincial General Management Job Centre).

The holder of a “working holiday” visa must leave Italy by the expiry date of the visa; the “permesso di soggiorno” is not renewable, nor can it be converted to another type of “permesso di soggiorno”.

C. WORK PERMIT

The work permit is issued by the Direzione Provinciale del Lavoro (Provincial General Management Job Centre which is a branch of the Ministry of Labour in each Provincial capital city) competent for the area in which the work activities will be undertaken. Processing of the work permit is to be commenced after the holder has arrived in Italy, and after obtaining the “permesso di soggiorno”.
The holder of a “working holiday” visa is permitted to work for a total period not exceeding six months during his stay in Italy and for not more than three months with the same employer. The permit to work is issued on the request of the employer.
To obtain this permit to work, the employer must present to the Provincial General Management Job Centre a request which must contain:

1) all information regarding the company or employer;

2) all data on the Australian worker to be employed;

3) the undertaking to ensure that the Australian citizen will be remunerated and covered by the relevant insurance as set down in the current legislation and in the pertaining national collective labour contracts;

4) the address of the company where the employment will be carried out;

5) indication of the type of accommodation.

The employer must further attach to the application:

When the abovementioned requirements have been met, the work permit is issued within 20 days from receipt of the application.


D. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENTS

Overseas educational qualifications are not automatically recognised in Italy.

Educational certificates obtained abroad must be recognised to be equivalent to the Italian academic qualifications (i.e. Junior High School diploma, High School Education Certificate or University Degree etc.).

Non Italian Citizens and Italian Citizens residing abroad interested in obtaining recognition and/or equivalence of their overseas educational qualifications (attained at officially recognised scholastic institutions), can apply through the Consulate's Education Office for a "Statement of Value" (Dichiarazione di Valore).

To apply for a Statement of Value, the following documents must be produced:

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