Passport and US Visa

Italy’s visa laws have been undergoing changes in recent years, making the process to acquire a VISA longer than in the past. It is each individual competitor’s responsibility to inquire if they need a visa to enter Italy, and to apply for one if necessary. Click here to find out if you need a visa.
It can take up to several weeks to receive a visa. Please apply as soon as you can.
Border authorities may require that, upon entering Italy, you show documentation to justify the reasons for and the duration of your stay in Italy. In such a case, please ask us by mail ( for a certificate of invitation to RETC 2020.