Italy is one of the countries of the so called Schengen Area. Participants are requested to familiarize themselves with their own applicable visa requirements well in advance of the Conference. Present worldwide security regulations result in generally in more stringent visa requirements and associated visa processing time. All important information and application for visa forms can be found on the dedicated webpage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where a guided procedure will help you decide if you need to apply for a visa based on your nationality, country of residence, reasons for your visit and length of stay. If you need a visa for Italy, you will be provided with all the information and forms needed to submit your application.