What is a VISA for religious reasons?

If you are a religious authority this VISA allows you to enter in Italy for a short or long term stay, to take part to religious event or activities or to carry out their work.

Which documents do I need to apply?

In order to submit your application you need:

  • to prove your effective condition as a religious authority, or as a religion ministry in your own organization;
  • a certification justifying the religious reasons of the event or the activities which are the purpose of your stay;
  • an accommodation receipt or proof of economic means to cover accommodation costs, if the religious organization or authority does not cover your accommodation costs;
  • a medical insurance;
  • Nulla Osta (Non-Impediment certification) issued by the Home Affairs Ministry, after verified the nature of the religious association complying with the Italian law or the association which operates in Italy but it is not legally recognised or is not part of the religions which have made agreements with Italy.