Document requirements for religious reasons

  • visa application form
  • recent passport-style photo
  • passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date
  • return-trip booking or ticket or proof of available means of personal transport
  • adeguate documentation regarding the applicant’s effective ‘religious’ qualification
  • adequate and documented assurances regarding the religious nature of the event in which the applicant intends to take part or regarding the activity to be carried out in Italy
  • proof of economic means of support as per Ministry of Interior Directive 1.3.2000 (click here) or declaration of assumption of responsibility by the religious organisation
  • in case the duration of stay lasts less than 90 days the Applicant needs to present valid insurance policy with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses