Have you been accepted to NYU Florence? Congratulations! Read on to find out how to get your visa for Italy. For information on program details and living recommendations, contact the Office of Global Programs or go to the NYU Florence page.
PLEASE NOTE: The following resources are intended for students attending a semester or full academic year at NYU Florence through the Office of Global Programs or their school or division.
If you are a incoming First Year student in Liberal Studies, you will work directly with Liberal Studies to obtain your visa.
All students attending NYU Florence must obtain a Long-Stay Student Visa before traveling to Italy (unless you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen traveling on a valid EU, EEA, or Swiss passport).
Important: Italian Consulates require in-person appointments for all students except those who participate in Group Processing through the Office of Global Services. You must reserve an individual appointment well in advance through the consulate's website where you will submit your application.
The earliest time to apply for your Italian visa is 90 days before the NYU Florence program start date. The Italian Consulate generally takes one month to process visas.
If you do not have a passport or need to renew yours, use an expedited method to obtain it immediately. OGS will not be able to request the necessary immigration documents for you until you have a valid passport.
Complete with personal information exactly as it appears on your passport.
Obtain supporting documentation from OGS which includes your acceptance letters (one in Italian and one in English) and proof of health insurance. These documents are required for your visa application.
Please note that different consulates have different requirements. You should visit the website of your local consulate or embassy to make sure you have everything you need.
If you are an F-1 student, to keep your F-1 status while abroad, you must:
If you are a J-1 student:
Are you an international student and want to study or travel outside the US for more than 5 months? Contact us.