Who can apply for a Tourist visa?
The Tourist visa is specifically conceived for foreign nationals who cannot travel to the EU with their sole valid passport and are interested in spending up to 90 days in Italy and in the whole Schengen area for tourism or family reasons..
Validity of the Tourist visa
This type of visa never allows staying in the Schengen area for more than 90 days every semester.
However, if the person has stable family relationships with someone legally residing in Italy, the issued visa can allow multiple entries and have a validity of up to 5 years. In such a case, the visa holders can enter the Schengen area many times over the period of validity of the visa (up to 5 years) as long as they respect the limitation of 90 days per semester spent in the Schengen area.
With this visa, the foreign national cannot apply for an Italian residence permit once in Italy.
The expected time frame to obtain the tourist Visa is around 2 months from the date of the application.
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