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Student - Study Abroad Over 90 days


Student - Study Abroad Over 90 days

Students participating in study abroad programs -  Long stay study Visas requires a fee - Study Visa (more than 90 days) - ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE SCHEDULED no earlier than 6 months and no later than 30 days prior the scheduled date of departure.

Please note that you are required to provide a separate set of photocopies for documentation in points 3 thru 7 - appointments should be booked in advance but not earlier than 180 days from start of program in Italy. 


All applicants must present this checklist.


1. Long term visa application form (National D) for stays over 90 days - (PLEASE FILL ELECTRONICALLY THEN PRINT IT

2. One recent passport size photo (professionally taken).

3. Passport (valid at least 90 days beyond the inteded stay in Italy) and photocopy of the main page.

4. Original birth certificate or notarized copy

5. Photocopy of student’s ID and driver’s license (or state ID).

6. Letter filled out from the University in Italy (not simply filled out by the American Institution but on their own letterhead) directed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston, confirming the enrolment of the student, program dates, duration, weekly hours of attendance (minimum 20 hours a week) and specifying the address of the student’s accommodation.

7. Letter from the University in United States, addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston, specifying that the student is officially enrolled with said University and confirming his/her enrollment in the University Study Abroad Program in Italy. The letter should also indicate the address of the University in Italy, program dates and duration.

8. Students who have been granted a scholarship/financial aid are required to provide a letter from the University stating the amount and the date of disbursement.

9. Proof of international health coverage for the entire duration of the program (Also including evacuation and repatriation). Insurances that offer only reimbursements will NOT be accepted. Insurance must be valid 15 days beyond the intended period of stay. Alternatively an affidavit of insurance can be submitted.

10. In order to prove the personal financial situation, the applicant must provide the last three months bank statement. (not just the balance). Availability of funds must be at least 50$ per day for the entire duration of the program. In case of insufficient funds the household's last 3 months statement can be provided.

11. Money Order duly filled out and addressed to Consulate General of Italy in Boston. ($59.00 until December 31st 2021)

12. Round trip flight reservations from the U.S to the Schengen Area and departure from Schengen area;

13. Affidavit of Support. If the applicant doesn’t have own funds because supported by the parents, one or both parents must submit an affidavit of support with the bank statement (see Proof of financial means). The Affidavit must notarized by a Notary Public;

14. If you would like the passport/visa returned by mail at the time of your appointment you will need to provide a USPS priority envelope having a tracking number, be pre paid and pre addressed. A written waiver to have the passport/visa returned to you by mail must be filled out and signed. Please provide a copy of the envelope showing the tracking number. 


APPLICATIONS FOR MINORS must be signed and presented by both parents; if one of the parents cannot be present he/she must fill out a consent letter which will need to be notarized (or signed in front of the Visa Officer after identification). An original copy of the birth certificate of the minor must also be presented. An original copy of the birth certificate of the minor must also be presented. A declaration of responsibility must be filled out by a representative of the hosting School/University, the representative's id is also needed.
IMPORTANT: Parents must also sign a declaration for the custody of the minor assigning such custody to the school representative while on school grounds and to another adult if sleeping off campus (can be the hosting family while not in school. Such declaration must be notarized. (or signed in front of the Visa Officer after identification) and a copy of both parents valid id (passports) must also be submitted.

A letter signed by the adult/s accepting the custody of the minor while in Italy must also be submitted (with copy of his/her id) 

Visa Office has full authority to evaluate and request additional documentation, if deemed necessary, in addition to what particular visa.