Visa for medical treatment


Who is eligible to apply for a Medical Care visa and residence permit?

This type of visa is specifically conceived for foreign nationals who intend to enter Italy to receive medical care based on an agreement already found with a public or private Italian healthcare centre.

Main Procedural Steps

1. Filing the visa application at the Italian Consulate of the applicant’s place of residency;
2. Entry in Italy and application for the residence permit at the Police headquarter within 8 days;
3. Registration of the applicant’s fingerprints at the competent Police headquarter;

Validity of the Medical Treatment residence permit

This residence permit has the same duration as the supposed medical treatment and the related period of convalescence.

Time Frame

The expected time frame to obtain the Medical Treatment visa is approximately 1 or 2 months from the application.

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