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Sport visa


Sport visa

A visa for sports competition allows entry into Italy to the person or sport groups that has/have been invited to participate in activities or sporting events.

Any citizen of Kosovo who applies for an entry visa to Italy for sports competition should apply for a visa in person at the Visa Desk of the Italian Embassy in Pristina on the scheduled day and time, in order to submit to the staff “the visa application form”, fulfilled in capital letters, with two photographs in accordance with ICAO standards.

The following documents should be attached to the visa application with their photocopies:

1. Passport expiring at least 3 months after the requested visa;

2. Authorization ("Nulla Osta") or written communication of "C.O.N.I." or an Italian Sports Federation, confirming the participation of the person concerned in the sporting activity requesting the issue of an entry visa;

3. Invitation of the Italian Sports Club together with the program of the sporting event;

4. Certificate of the Sports Federation to which Kosovo belongs, confirming the sport group’s qualification and membership of the Federation;

5. Certificate of the affiliated sports club certifying the status of the invited sportsperson;

6. Documentation of coverage of the means of subsistence for the stay in Italy (if not covered by the Italian inviting institution);

7. Documentation concerning the staying in Italy: hotel reservation or declaration of hospitality, signed by the legal representative of the inviting institution in Italy with a photocopy of their identity card;

8. Documentation regarding the social and professional situation in Kosovo:

- For contract workers: employment contract; certificate from the employer stating the date of commencement of employment, job title and monthly salary as well as a certificate issued by the Tax Administration certifying the payment of pension contributions and wage taxes;

- For students: enrollment certificate issued by the school or faculty, employment contracts of parents; certificate issued from the employer of the latter stating the date of commencement of work, job title and monthly salary, as well as a certificate issued by the Tax Administration certifying the payment of pension contributions and wage taxes;

- For pensioners: pension credits;

- For unemployed persons: unemployment certificate issued by the Center for Social Welfare "Qendra për Punë Sociale e Komunës") of the Municipality of residence;

9. Documentation regarding one’s economic and financial position in Kosovo:

- Certificate of ownership of real estates in Kosovo;

- Bank statement in original (not photocopied or scanned) of personal, family's and business' accounts, stamped and signed by the bank, with the activities of the last year;

- Photocopy of the front side of bank debit or credit cards;

10. Documentation concerning means of transport: return flight ticket or return flight reservation, if traveling by vehicle, photocopy of vehicle documents; if traveling by organized bus, also the transport contract in addition to the bus documents,;

11. Documents proving previous stays in the Schengen area: photocopies of other Schengen visas;

12. International health insurance valid for the Schengen area that covers any health and emergency costs, hospitalization, repatriation due to illness or death, with a minimum coverage of Euro 30,000.

13. Only for minors under the age of 18:

- certificate of birth of the minor, legalized by the Civil Status Department of the Ministry of Interior, Pristina ("Departamenti i Gjendjes Civile i Ministrisë së Punëve të Brendshme");

- parental consent to leave Kosovo, issued in front of the Visa Officer at the Italian Embassy in Pristina, by means of a declaration that both parents (or the one remaining in Kosovo) sign in person in front of the Officer or by a Public Notary.