Genova for Yachting

Entry of Extra-EU seafarers: new long term Italian entry visa procedure

Recently the Italian Parliament has approved a regulation that allows, thanks to the issuance of a long-term entry visa for work purposes, to offer an initial solution to the ongoing difficulties experienced by non-EU superyacht crew members in Italy.

Genova for Yachting, together with other Associations, has been intensively working with institutions in order to obtain a clear practical procedure to obtain this visa. The procedure has now been officially transmitted to all Italian embassies and consulates worldwide.

Furthermore, Federagenti, the Italian Federation of Yacht & Ship Agents, has also widespread the list of documents needed to obtain the visa to all its associates: Italian yacht agencies are now able to assist all extra-Eu seafarer who need to apply for the long-term extra visa.

Here below some useful information about it:

  • All extra-Eu seafarers (also the ones working on non-Italian flagged yachts) can apply for a long-term entry visa (D)
  • By applying for this visa, the non-EU seafarer will be able to obtain a multiple entry visa for Italy for a max of 365-days.
  • The visa can be requested in any Italian Embassy/Consulate which is entitled to issue visas, irrespective of the country of residence of the seafarer.
  • As per instructions of the Italian Government issue procedure will be granted as fast as possible.

We recommend to all yachts coming to Italy in our shipyards and marinas to contact in advance their yacht agent for all immigration arrangements and for any further details about this new visa

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further details on this matter writing to

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