Italy Visa Guidelines

The Padnos International Center (PIC) provides the general information below as a service to GVSU students. We strive to maintain accurate information regarding visa procedures, however, changes to policies and procedures may occur frequently without our knowledge. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for their program and must consult the consulate for the most up to date information on application procedures.

Please look over the visa information carefully and do not delay, as visa procedures are time sensitive.


Do I need a visa?

All students participating in study abroad programs in Italy longer than 90 days are required to apply for a student visa

Processing Time and Visa Appointment

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are currently NOT required to apply in-person in Detroit. Instead students MUST sign their visa application in the presence of a notary public and mail their materials to the consulate in Detroit.

Students are required to apply in-person in Detroit. You must book your appointment for a date that is within 90 days of your departure. You can access the appointment system to make your appointment at any time. If you wait to book your appointment until 90 days prior to departure, you will likely have trouble finding an available time slot. We recommend booking early and for a time period that is about 8-9 weeks prior to departure at the latest. You can schedule your visa appointment here:

Processing time is approximately 7-15 days from the date of application

Application Instructions

Italian Consulate in Detroit website  

Visa Information

Student Visa Checklist  


Estimated Cost

$61 (refer to the website of the consulate for updated visa fees) 

Nearest Consulate or Embassy

Consulate of Italy in Detroit
400 Renaissance Center - Suite 950
Detroit, MI 48243

Contact Information


Phone: +1 (313) 963-8560

Additional Information

Affidavits and other forms can be found on the website of the consulate.