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Passport & Visa

Apply for a passport several months before leaving for the program

You need a passport to travel to Italy and the United Kingdom, and it should be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. If you do not currently have a passport and are an American citizen, review the information on the US Department of State website and apply for a passport several months before leaving for the program. If you are a citizen of another country and need to renew your passport, contact the nearest consulate or embassy.

If you hold a US passport, you are permitted to enter Italy for up to 90 days without a visa. Since the Italy portion of the program is less than 90 days, you do not need to obtain a visa for the program. For the London portion of the program, you need an official student visitor letter in order to enter the U.K. ACM will work with your college to generate the letter and it is your responsibility to pick up the letter from your Off-Campus Study Director prior to departing from your campus. If you plan to extend the semester in Italy or elsewhere, it is your responsibility to research the immigration rules.

If you are an international student studying in the US, you may need to obtain a visa for Italy and/or the U.K., and you should contact the nearest consulate or embassy as soon as possible for more information on visa requirements.