AUR Visa Information
A student visa is required for students intending to study in Italy for a semester or academic year. Students participating on a summer or winterim program are not required to have a visa.
A visa is an official document affixed in a U.S. Passport by the Italian Consulate General granting permission to live and study in Italy for the duration that the visa is valid. Students need to apply to the Italian Consulate General with jurisdiction over their permanent residence (not their school address) and be aware that each Consulate may differ slightly in its visa application requirements. Students are advised to contact the Italian Consulate General in their jurisdiction to confirm visa requirements and whether an in-person appointment is necessary.
Students cannot submit or schedule their appointment for a date any earlier than 90 days prior to their departure. In addition, the student’s U.S. Passport must be valid at least three months beyond the student’s planned stay in Italy. As of April 2018, there is a consular fee of $61.50 to apply for an Italian student visa. Do note this fee does change periodically. Upon acceptance into The American University of Rome, all of the necessary documents that students need to apply for their visa will be provided to them by UW-Platteville Education Abroad.
Students will be given additional information and instructions upon acceptance into the program, and for the most up to date information on the Italian student visa process and procedures, please visit the Embassy of Italy in Washington's website.