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Return to Italy without the need for a visa

Please note that Italian legislation on visas provides that the following foreign citizens can return to Italy without the need for a visa:

  1. foreigners in possession of a receipt for the renewal of their residence document,
  2. foreigners in possession of an application receipt for the first residence permit for family reasons, subordinate work and self-employment,

These foreign citizens can return to Italy without the need for a visa if:

  1. they exclusively use an external border crossing in Italy to return, without passing through other Schengen countries;
  2. show the following documents at border controls in Italy:
    1. receipt duly stamped by the Italian Police upon leaving Italy;
    2. the travel document;
    3. [only in case of renewal] copy of the expired residence permit.