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1) duly completed application form (click here) (E@pplication)

2) valid passport (valid at least 3 months beyond the departure date of your trip and with at least two blank adjacent pages)

3) valid UK Residence Permit

4) 1 x colour, white background, recent passport-size photo (not older than 6 months)

5) fully paid return flight tickets

6) fully booked hotel reservation OR original invitation letter from your host in Italy (for a template click here). The invitation letter must be addressed to the Italian Consulate, dated and duly signed together with a photocopy of the host  ID/passport. If the host in Italy is a non-EU citizen, a copy of the host’s Residence Permit in Italy is required

7) recent (not older than one month) original reference letter duly signed, either from your employer or University/College addressed to the Italian Consulate

8) proof of financial means to cover the cost of the intended stay (last three months bank statements)

9) travel insurance covering the intended period of stay

Please note that additional documentation can always be required