where it is needed and how to get it

visto turistico

To travel to different countries of the world, but also for some tourists who choose Italy as a travel destination, it is necessary to have a travel visathat is, the authorization granted to foreign travelers to be able to enter a certain country both for tourism and for other reasons such as studies and work.

Before traveling to a destination that is not part of the Schengen area and the European Union, it is therefore necessary to find out in good time about how to get a visa, on exit times, cost and validity.

How to apply for a tourist visa

If necessary, for get a tourist visa you can send a request to the embassy in Italy of the country you wish to visit. However, it is also possible to apply via special online forms.

A much more convenient and faster method, since it may happen that applications sent by post are not accepted by foreign countries due to compilation errors or the lack of certain documents.

It is good to know, however, that the the steps to apply are not the same in all territories because each has its own rules, both in terms of release and costs. It can also be of different types and valid for one or more accesses to the country.

Documents needed to obtain a tourist visa

Each country has its own specific rules regarding the documents required for the issuance of a tourist visa. In any case, a valid passport is certainly essential. In other cases, however, a passport-size photograph may be required, or data from an electronic payment card, or data from the places where you will be staying during the trip.

In addition, the need to have a reservation for the hotel where you are staying or for the plane ticket is not excluded.

How long does it take to get a tourist visa

Even when it comes to timing, the rules change from country to country. In general, however, it is possible have a visa within a maximum of 25 working days. However, there are various exceptions and it can also happen that embassies take a few weeks or even longer to start producing the visa itself.

Some tourist visasmoreover, they can be valid for several months and with the period calculated only on arrival.

Tourist visa yes or no? General rules

If your intention is to travel to Asian countries such asIndia or Thailand, be aware that the tourist visa has different durations: in India it is valid for 90 days; in Thailand, a tourist visa is not necessary if you stay less than 30 days in the country,

In the United States, on the other hand, entry authorization is not required, but the ESTA must be requested at least 72 hours before departure. In Canada, Argentina and Brazil, a tourist visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days. In Mexico however, it is not mandatory if you are staying up to a maximum of 180 days.

In African countries, such as Morocco and Tunisia, a tourist visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days. In Egypt, on the other hand, it is necessary to have a tourist visa.

However, the rules of countries where it is mandatory and where it is not change all the time. For this reason, before any departure, we invite you to find out about the different institutional sites.