Visa and Insurance

General Information

The deadline for registration for participants requiring a Visa is the 31st March 2015.

The entry into the Republic of San Marino through Italy is not subject to any border control between the two countries. However, participants may apply for a visa to enter Italy, if required by the latter. The following website provides detailed and updated information in this regard:

The Italian consular authorities will issue visas at the corresponding Embassies/Consulates of Italy, according to the legislation of the European Union.

Countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for short stays

Nationals of EU countries do not require a visa.

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa for visits to Italy up to a maximum of 90 days, for tourism, meetings & conferences, sports events and study purposes:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Marianas, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. The exemption from visa obligation for citizens of Taiwan is applied exclusively to holders of passports with identity card number included.

Citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia are exempt from visa obligation only if the passport contains biometric data.

This does not apply to citizens of Serbia holding passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (“Koordinaciona uprava”).

Nationals of the Holy See and Switzerland do not require visas.

List of countries who are subject to visa obligation

Nationals bearing ordinary passports of the following countries/regional configurations are subject to visa obligations:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican (Republic), East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Granada, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua-New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Request an Invitation Letter

The Organizer will be pleased to provide you with an Invitation Letter in order to apply for your VISA to the Consular department of the Italian Embassy. If the Italian Embassy is not represented in your Country, you can request the Visa to any Embassy of a Schengen Country.

To request an Invitation Letter, please complete all the information requested when carrying out the Registration. After having inserted your personal details, you will be asked if you require a Visa to enter San Marino. By clicking YES, the page will automatically ask you to fill in the final details, and as soon as the Registration process is complete, the organizational staff of the event will take care of your request.
From the moment of your registration, a maximum period of 5 (five) working days, will be needed to issue the Invitation Letter and contact the Embassy/Consulate. A copy of the Invitation Letter will also be sent to the email address provided during registration.


Please note that each participant is responsible of having his/her own health insurance for the Republic of San Marino, EU citizens included.