Do not delay in making VISA arrangements for entry into Italy if needed. Such arrangements are the responsibility of authors and other participants and may take up to a few months. We advise you to check with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country that you reside in for more information, as requirements change from time to time.
If you are a citizen of the United States with a valid passport staying for up to 90 days, and attending SECON 2009 as either an author or non-author, an Italian visa is not required.
Citizens of some other countries may need a tourist visa. Please check here for a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to travel to Italy. As visa regulations are continuously evolving, you can also consult the official website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for updated and detailed information for foreigners regarding entrance visas for Italy and permits of stay. Information is offered in English and other languages.
If your country does not have a visa exemption, please visit the Italian Embassy web site in Washington, D.C., for more information on how to apply for one.
Note also that Italian embassies have assigned jurisdictions in the U.S, in terms of geographical area covered. A specific embassy only processes visa applications submitted by applicants who reside inside its assigned jurisdiction. More information about specific embassy jurisdictions can be found here.


Technical Paper Authors can generate their Visa Assistance Letters from ComSoc in EDAS. If you have any problems, please click the help tab in the EDAS system. Or Contact Bhaskar Krishnamachari (if you are an author) or Bridget Erlikh (if you are not an author)