General Information
All foreigners intending to enter Italy must provide the documentation required to justify the reasons and duration of their stay and in some cases, the availability of adequate economic means and lodging.
  1. Find out if you need a visa to enter Italy here.
  2. If you require a visa, applications can be made at the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence.
Schengen visa
In general, a Schengen visa allows the holder to travel within the countries contained within the Schengen area, and therefore does not allow access to territory that does not belong to the aforementioned zone (the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Cyprus). The visa holder is allowed to remain in Italy and all other Schengen States for a maximum period of 90 days within a period of 180 days from the entry date into the Schengen area.

For more information on entrance visas for Italy and the Schengen area, please click here.
Documents required
The following serves as a guideline to the documents required for application of a Schengen business visa (up to 90 days). However, do note that the exact documents required vary from country to country.
  • Proof of the applicant's status as a business person
  • Documentation attesting to the business purpose of the trip
  • Documentation on the host firm
  • Sufficient financial means
  • Ticket
  • Proof of available lodgings
Visa Application
Applications should be submitted, together with all necessary documents, in person to the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence at least 15 working days prior to the date of departure but not more than 90 days before departure. The visa application form can be found on the respective countries' websites of the diplomatic and consular representation.
Letter of Invitation
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please indicate on the registration form when you purchase your entrance badge online. Once payment is successful, you will receive the badge confirmation email and a soft copy of the letter of invitation. Please note that the ITMA 2015 show owner and organiser are not able to sponsor any participant's entry to Italy.

If you have any questions with regard to visa matters, please read the Italian Foreign Ministry FAQ here or contact ITMA 2015 at
Information is accurate as of March 2012.
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