Visa Information

Italy is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Please visit the Embassy of Italy’s website for the most current visa information.


  • Passports should have at least six months remaining validity beyond your departure date.

  • U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. All non-residents are required to complete a declaration of presence (dichiarazione di presenza). Additional information may be obtained from the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polizia di Stato.

  • Non-EU visitors must obtain a stamp in their passport upon initial entry into a Schengen country. Many borders are unstaffed, so you may need to request a stamp at an official point of entry. Travelers arriving from another Schengen country must request the declaration of presence form from a local police office (commissariato di zona), police headquarters (questura), or their place of stay (e.g., hotel, hostel, campgrounds), and submit the form to the police or to their place of stay within eight calendar days of arrival. Failure to complete a declaration of presence is punishable by expulsion from Italy.

  • Prospective residents or anyone intending to stay in Italy for longer than 90 days must obtain a permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno).

Invitation Letters

If you require a personal letter of invitation to attend the Symposium, contact the conference manager by the email below. In your email, provide the following information:

  • Complete name

  • Mailing address

  • Accepted paper number (if applicable)

  • Accepted paper title (if applicable)

  • Any other details that your country of residence requires for your visa application

The letter will be provided by email ONLY. The Symposium cannot contact or intervene with any Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf so please begin your visa application process as soon as you determine that you want to attend INERTIAL 2018 Please provide as much information as possible to avoid delays in receiving your letter. You must register for the conference and pay in full before requesting an invitation letter. Please note that no registration refunds will be given to those who have received Invitation Letters.