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Australian Citizens do not require a Visa for Short stays up to 90 DAY within a 180 day period.

Australian citizens who require a longer stay or Australian residents of a nationality, who require a visa, please refer to the information below before booking an appointment.

All Visa applications and documentation must be submitted in person at the Consulate by appointment. Please book your appointment once you have planned your trip to Italy.

Processing times of visa applications depend on each individual visa.

  • For Short stay “C” Visas: Please allow up to 15 days for your Visa application to completed, after lodgement.
  • For Long stay “D” Visas: Please allow for longer processing times, 30/90/120 days depending on the type of Visa requested.

Once the application and all documentation has been submitted, we will email you once the visa has been issued and is ready to be collected.

Follow-ups appointment are rarely required, as missing or additional documentation can be sent via email or submitted in person.

For Visa application fees please refer to: Consular Services Costs



Please note: the Consulate in Adelaide will accept applications from residents of South Australia only. Proof of residence in South Australia (i.e. Driving licence) will be requested on the day of the appointment.

A Schengen Visa allows travel throughout the ・Schengen Area・ on a single visa. The following countries make up the Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

NO VISA IS REQUIRED FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS travelling to Italy for tourism, business, mission, invitation, study, or sporting event, WHO INTEND TO STAY FOR UP TO 90 DAYS within a 180 day period.



Visas are divided into several categories, depending on the duration and reason of stay, as follows:

  • Short stay (up to 90 days) “C” Visas: tourism, business, study, sport, invite or mission.
  • Long stay (over 90 days) “D” Visas, also called National Visas: working holiday, study, elective residency, investor, work, adoption, medical care, re-entry, religious reasons.

Please note that the maximum period that can be granted for tourism purposes is 90 days within a 180 day period.



The Consular Representation of the country that is the main destination for the traveller or the first port of entry generally issues a Schengen visa, should the time spent in each country be of the same length.

Each applicant must lodge their own application in person through an interview process, by appointment only. Appointments can be booked online EXCLUSIVELY through our website booking system: Book your appointment.

Appointments are only for submission of visa applications and supporting documents and not for consultations or general enquiries. Please refer to the visa information available on this website.



Visa applications can be presented at the Consulate of Italy in the State of legal residence of the applicant. The Consulate of Italy in Adelaide accepts visa applications lodged by residents of SA only.

Supporting documentation may vary, depending on the type of visa the applicant is requesting.

The Basic Requirements must be met for all types of Visas; however specific supporting or additional documentation is necessary depending on the type of visa requested.

In general, the basic requirements are:

  • Visa application form (Schengen Visa/National Visa,
  • current valid passport,
  • 1 passport size photo,
  • application fee,
  • flight reservations.

Prior to the appointment, applicants are requested to complete the application and checklist, to ensure that all the documentation being presented on the date of appointment is correct and complete:

Schengen Visa (Type C)


National Visa (Type D)


For more information on Visas for Italy, including frequently asked questions, please check the relevant Foreign Ministry’s webpage: ENTRY INTO ITALY

You can also consult the Visa questionnaire at the following link:



Only for specific or unusual requests where the information is NOT available on this website, please contact stating “VISA ENQUIRY” in the subject of your email.

Visa applications cannot be lodged earlier than 180 days from first date of entry in the Schengen Area.

Special requirements apply to applicants under 18 (minors) traveling alone. Please contact the Consulate by email:


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR (EU) 2016/679, art. 13)

The processing of personal data required for issuing an entry visa in Italy and in the Schengen area will conform to the principles of lawfulness, correctness and transparency in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons.

Please refer to the following link for the complete regulation: Regolamento Generale sulla Protezione dei Dati (italiano)