Enthusiastic photo with your Passport encouraged but not required
The process for getting an Italian Study Visa may seem daunting, but hopefully this paperwork guide puts your mind at ease.
Disclaimer: Make sure you are checking the website for the Italian consulate in your jurisdiction and not relying completely on this guide as the guidelines for each Italian consulate may differ slightly.
And before you get too far… if you are reading this page and your departure date is less than 90 days away and you haven’t made an appointment with the consulate yet, do it now! There are only a few appointment slots each day and they can fill up months in advance.
In preparation for my appointment I created a binder with every document the official could possibly ask for. I made copies of my TEFL certificate, printed out confirmation of an apartment deposit, and even tax documents. However, the consulate official only wanted the exact documents from the visa instructions page.