Expedited Visa for
Italy

When you need to get your visa for Italy processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Italy

Italy issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Italy Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Italy Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Italy directly

Get a Business Visa for Italy

Italy issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Italy Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Italy Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Italy directly

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Italy

Italy issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Italy Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

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Italy Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Italy with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Italy directly

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Italy related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Italy

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About Italy

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Italy at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Italy

Italy is largely homogeneous linguistically and religiously but is diverse culturally, economically, and politically. Italy has the fifth-highest population density in Europe--about 200 persons per square kilometer (about 500 per sq. mi.). Minority groups are small, the largest being the German-speaking people of Bolzano Province and the Slovenes around Trieste. There are also small communities of Albanian, Greek, Ladino, and French origin. Immigration has increased in recent years, however, while the Italian population is declining overall due to low birth rates. Although Roman Catholicism is the majority religion--85% of native-born citizens are nominally Catholic--all religious faiths are provided equal freedom before the law by the constitution.

Greeks settled in the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.; Etruscans, Romans, and others inhabited the central and northern mainland. The peninsula subsequently was unified under the Roman Republic. The neighboring islands came under Roman control by the third century B.C.; by the first century A.D., the Roman Empire effectively dominated the Mediterranean world. After the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century A.D., the peninsula and islands were subjected to a series of invasions, and political unity was lost. Italy became an oft-changing succession of small states, principalities, and kingdoms, which fought among themselves and were subject to ambitions of foreign powers. Popes of Rome ruled central Italy; rivalries between the popes and the Holy

Roman Emperors, who claimed Italy as their domain, often made the peninsula a battleground. The commercial prosperity of northern and central Italian cities, beginning in the 11th century, combined with the influence of the Renaissance, mitigated somewhat the effects of these medieval political rivalries. Although Italy declined after the 16th century, the Renaissance had strengthened the idea of a single Italian nationality. By the early 19th century, a nationalist movement developed and led to the reunification of Italy--except for Rome--in the 1860s. In 1861, Victor Emmanuel II of the House of Savoy was proclaimed King of Italy. Rome was incorporated in 1870. From 1870 until 1922, Italy was a constitutional monarchy with a parliament elected under limited suffrage.

Learn more about Italy in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.