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General Information


Depending on your citizenship, you may need to obtain a visa before coming to Italy.

For detailed information, visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
 or the following website:

It is the delegate’s responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for Italy and to apply for a visa, if necessary.
The conference organizers and/or the Organizing Secretariat will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.

Visas should be requested at least 4 months before departure as the application process can take several weeks.

The official invitation letter can be downloaded through your personal page after your registration has been finalized (passport information required).
The invitation letter will not be legally or financially binding on the Organizing Secretariat. Expenses related to the conference shall be borne by delegates themselves.
Invitation letter is not enough to obtain VISA for most NO-Schengen countries (I.E: countries outside EU). Check your status now at the link:

Additional assistance may be requested by sending an email to with subject “Centennial IUSS 2024 Invitation letter (VISA)” and including:

  • Proof of payment of the Conference registration fee
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of hotel booking
  • Appointment at the Italian embassy/VFS/consulate

Requests received with incomplete documents will not be managed.