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Visa & Permits


Visa requirements depend on the student’s nationality, the period, and place of study.  We advise students to check for up-to-date information about immigration regulations at the competent authority’s website.


The student is held responsible for obtaining the study visa. If you need a visa, you would need to request it at your nearest Consulate or Embassy in the country of your residence. Gustolab International will assist students in this process by issuing a Letter of Enrollment once the student is admitted and has committed to one of our programs.


Attending one of our study abroad or academic internship programs in Italy?


Are you planning to study in Italy? If so, learn if you should plan to request for a visa and read this information for foreigners intending to come to Italy.


Passport: If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting, which was issued within the previous 10 years. Learn more

Are you a U.S. citizen and wonder what you should do to plan to visit or travel through European countries? Learn more. 


What do you need to do once you get to Italy? Students may need to request a “Permesso di Soggiorno” (Residency permit). Shorter stays will only require a “Dichiarazione di Presenza” instead of the permesso di soggiorno. In this case, only a passport is necessary. Get in contact with our office for more information.


Italy and the European Union strictly define internship categories and sponsorship. Gustolab International will provide guidance on any internship-related documentation that must be compiled such as internship assessment questionnaires and attendance registers.  Students will be required to complete all application paperwork before their arrival in Italy.


Attending one of our programs in Japan or Vietnam?


Learn if you should plan to request a visa for studying in Japan

Learn if you should plan to request a visa for studying in Vietnam


Gustolab International and local staff will inform you of any additional documents you must bring with you that may be needed to complete local paperwork.




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