If you need an “Accommodation Declaration”, your
registration procedure at the University does not have to be complete.
However, you need to prove that your Application for an exchange programme or
international course has been accepted by the University of Bologna and that you registered at SAIS.
What is the “Accommodation Declaration”?
The “Accommodation Declaration” is a document which is
required by the Italian Embassies in order to receive a visa to travel to
Italy. Visa allows non-EU university users to travel and study or work in Italy. It has to be
requested at the “Visa Section” of an Italian Embassy or General Consulate.
For further information, please see all regulations in
force in Italy related to Visa release and the documents which are necessary in order
to ask for a Visa.
Attention! Do not confuse Accommodation Declaration issued by SAIS with
idoneità alloggiativa issued by the City Hall. To get more information about
idoneità alloggiativa, please click here.
Types of accommodation declaration
SAIS can issue different types of “Accommodation
Declaration” depending on your needs. It is important you ask the
Italian Embassy what kind of declaration is required to obtain your visa:
A. A "general Accommodation Declaration” in which “SAIS guarantees it will help
find an accommodation at the students arrival in Italy”. This type of
declaration is accepted by the Italian Embassies which do not require the
student to communicate an address where he/she will be staying before the
arrival in Italy.
Declaration with an address": a letter which confirms that
you have reserved a room in a temporary accommodation facility suggested from
SAIS or not. This letter can be given to the Italian General Consulate and can
replace the “ general Accommodation Declaration".
C. A Letter
which confirms that you have reserved an accommodation in San Vitale
Residence which the SAIS is only in charge for the
reservation and the confirmation of the accommodation. This letter
can be given to the Italian General Consulate and can replace the
How to request the accomodation declaration
If you are a non-EU student and need an “Accommodation
Declaration” you must:
1.register at SAIS according to the different procedures (if you
are an Exchange student or if you will attend an International Course)
2. send an email
to ask for the Accommodation Declaration to be issued. Please
- exchange programme/international course,
- admission letter,
- copy of your passport or ID
- and the
type of Accommodation Declaration you need (specify if you need a declaration type A or B).
We can issue the declaration type C only if you got a reservation
at the Student Residence.
Once all the requirements have been checked, SAIS will
issue the “Accommodation Declaration” you require within 2 working days from the
declaration request or the accommodation reservation.
ACCOMMODATION DECLARATIONS ISSUED BY SAIS ARE IN ENGLISH AND ARE COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.