Moving to Hunimed

If you are planning to teach or do research activities at Humanitas, here below you can verify the correct bureaucratic steps to undertake.

International Office Contact
If you need to get in contact with us, please send an email to international.office@hunimed.eu or call us on 02 8224 2486.

If you are looking for a moment to meet our staff individually, book your online appointment through the below link.

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Researchers

  • Research fellows (assegnisti di ricerca)
  • Short-term research fellows (borsisti)
  • Researchers with a collaboration contract
  • Visiting scholar

EU Citizens -90 days

EU research fellows and visiting scholars do not need a VISA and a RESIDENCE PERMIT to legally enter and stay in Italy.

If you’ll stay in Milan less than 90 days, you’ll simply have to meet the following requirements:

  • holding an ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Health Insurance
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)

 

EU Citizens +90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan more than 90 days, please check to meet the following requirements before coming to Italy:

  • holding ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (Hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.

After your arrival, you are also required to:

  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • be registered in the population register at the competent Municipality (based on the area in which you’ll live). Write an email to student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and supported in the application.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Health Insurance
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
4. Fiscal Code
5. Registration with the Register Office at the competent municipality

 

Non-EU Citizens -90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan less than 90 days, you may need a short-term research visa.

First, you can check the official Ministry Portal and answer 4 questions to find out if you need a visa.

You can then schedule a call with our International Office to verify your situation and receive support in case visa is required.

After your arrival, you are also required to:

  • declare your presence at the local police station, only if you entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). You can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. You’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by a Police officer.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration) within 48 hours from your arrival. You can download the form and check the sample.
  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Short-term Visa (if required)
2. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
3. Declaration of presence (only if you enter Italy from another EU country)
4. Fiscal Code

 

Non-EU Citizens +90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan more than 90 days, you need a research visa and then a residence permit for research purposes, once in Italy.

To enable you to apply for research visa at the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate, Humanitas first need to obtain an authorization called “Nulla osta”, issued by the Interior Ministry branch (Prefettura). Authorization issuance can take up to 90 days.

You can schedule a call with our International Office to verify your situation and gather information about documents you need to share and timing.

As soon as the authorization will be issued, you’ll be assisted with visa request.

Upon your arrival in Italy, you are required to:

  • declare your presence at the local police station, only if you entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). You can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. You’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by a Police officer.
  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • Within 10-20 days from your arrival, you will have to visit Prefettura office to finalize the immigration procedures and then apply for residence permit for research purposes. You’ll be guided and accompanied by our international office staff.
  • After shipping the residence permit application, you’ll receive a receipt of application that authorizes to start your research activity at Humanitas.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Degree Certificate
3. Convenzione di accoglienza signed by both parties
4. Nulla osta authorization to enter Italy – Humanitas applies on your behalf
5. Visa (you can apply only after Humanitas obtain the authorization for your entrance)
6. Declaration of presence (only if you enter Italy from another EU country)
7. Residence Permit for scientific research (once you will be in Italy)

Professors

  • International professors: internationally recognized professors who will be hired by Humanitas University
  • Visiting professor: internationally recognized professors invited by Humanitas University for teaching activities and seminars
  • Visiting lecturer: internationally recognized professors invited for seminars and lectures to be held at Humanitas University for a short period of time (less than 3 months)

EU Citizens -90 days

EU international professors, visiting professors and visiting lecturer do not need a VISA and a RESIDENCE PERMIT to legally enter and stay in Italy.

If you’ll stay in Milan less than 90 days, you’ll simply have to meet the following requirements:

  • holding an ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (Hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Health Insurance
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)

 

EU Citizens +90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan more than 90 days, please check to meet the following requirements before coming to Italy:

  • holding ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (Hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.

After your arrival, you are also required to:

  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • be registered in the population register at the competent Municipality (based on the area in which you’ll live). Write an email to student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and supported in the application.
  • After you complete your registration with Anagrafe, you are entitled to enroll with the National Health system (SSN) for free. Thanks to this registration, you’ll have the right to access all medical services provided by the Italian health system.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Health Insurance
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
4. Fiscal Code
5. Registration with the Register Office at the competent municipality

 

Non-EU Citizens -90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan for less than 90 days, you may need a short-term visa.

First, you can check the official Ministry Portal and answer 4 questions to find out if you need a visa.

You can then schedule a call with our International Office to verify your situation and receive support in case visa is required.

After your arrival, you are also required to:

  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration) within 48 hours from your arrival. You can download the form and check the sample.
  • declare your presence at the local police station, only if you entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). You can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. You’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by a Police officer.
  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Short-term Visa (if required)
2. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
3. Declaration of presence (only if you enter Italy from another EU country)
4. Fiscal Code

 

Non-EU Citizens +90 days

If you’ll stay in Milan more than 90 days, you need to obtain a work visa (art. 27 co.1 lett c, d.lgs 289/98) and then, once in Italy, apply for residence permit for work reasons.

To enable you to apply for a work visa at the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate, Humanitas first need to obtain an authorization called “Nulla osta”, issued by the Interior Ministry branch (Prefettura).

You’ll be asked to provide the University with your degree certificate translated into Italian and legalized by Italian Embassy or with Apostille issued by the competent local authority. Check which is the competent one at this link

You can schedule a call with our International Office to verify your situation and gather information about documents you need to share and timing.

As soon as the authorization will be issued, you’ll be assisted with your visa request.

Upon your arrival in Italy, you are required to:

  • declare your presence at the local police station, only if you entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). You can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. You’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by a Police officer.
  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • Within 10-20 days from your arrival, you will have to visit Prefettura office to finalize the immigration procedures and then apply for residence permit for research purposes. You’ll be guided and accompanied by our international office staff.
  • After shipping the residence permit application, you’ll receive a receipt of application that authorizes to start your research activity at Humanitas.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Degree Certificate
3. Convenzione di accoglienza signed by both parties
4. Nulla osta authorization to enter Italy – Humanitas applies on your behalf
5. Visa (you can apply only after Humanitas obtain the authorization for your entrance)
6. Declaration of presence (only if you enter Italy from another EU country)
7. Residence Permit for scientific research (once you will be in Italy)

PhD Students

EU Citizens

EU PhD candidates do not need a VISA and a RESIDENCE PERMIT to legally enter and stay in Italy.

As you’ll stay in Milan more than 90 days, please check to meet the following requirements before coming to Italy:

  • holding ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.

After your arrival, you are also required to:

  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • be registered in the population register at the competent Municipality (based on the area in which you’ll live). Write an email to student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and supported in the application.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Valid Passport or ID
2. Health Insurance
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
4. Fiscal Code
5. Registration with the Register Office at the competent municipality

 

Non-EU Citizens

Non-EU PhD candidates need a visa to legally enter Italy.

The type of visa (study visa or research one) you need to get depends on the type of contract you’ll be offered.

You can schedule a call with our International Office to verify your situation and gather information about documents you need to share and timing.

If you need a research visa, please check the Researchers section.

If you need a study visa, you need to:

  • submit the online pre-enrolment application via the Universitaly Portal. In the application, you need to indicate that you’ll study at Humanitas University and choose the PhD program you are enrolled in.
  • Humanitas University validates your application, and the Italian competent Embassy or Consulate receives it.
  • apply for a study visa at the competent Embassy or Consulate. Check the official Ministry Portal, selecting “STUDY – POSTGRADUATE” as the “reason for your stay”. You’ll be able to check the documents required. Double-check with our International office during your scheduled call.

Upon your arrival in Italy, you are required to:

  • if you’ll be hosted by relatives or friends, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration) within 48 hours from your arrival. You can download the form and check the sample.
  • declare your presence (declaration of presence pdf) at the local police station, only if you entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). You can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. You’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by Police officer.
  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • apply for residence permit within 8 days from your arrival. Application is presented via the so-called KIT, an envelope in which you can find the application form (modulo 1) and a payment slip. Verify if the International Student Office have one for you. Alternatively, ask for it at one of the following Post Offices around Milan.
  • fill in the application form and the payment slip as in the samples. Prepare the required documents and send your KIT at one of the above-mentioned Post Offices.
  • at the Post Office you will be given a receipt of application and you will be assigned an appointment for fingerprints at Police station.
  • about 1 month after the fingerprint appointment, you will receive a text message with information regarding day, time, and place where you can collect your electronic residence permit.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Pre-Enrolment Application on Universal Portal
2. Study Visa (check the requirements to get it)
3. Hospitality Declaration (only if you are hosted by friends or relatives)
4. Declaration of Presence (only if you enter Italy from another EU country)
5. Residence Permit for study reasons

Family Members

EU FAMILY MEMBER OF EU CITIZEN

EU citizens do not need visas and residence permits to legally enter and stay in Italy.

If your family will stay with you in Milan more than 90 days, check the following requirements:

  • holding ID or passport valid for the entire period of your stay in Milan.
  • being in possession of a valid health insurance. The European health insurance card provided by your country of residence is accepted. Alternatively, you can buy a private health insurance.
  • If you’ll host them for more than 30 days, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so-called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration). You can download the form and check the sample.

After their arrival, they are also required to:

  • apply for fiscal code: this is an identification number, which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. You’ll need it for almost every administrative procedure in Italy. You just have to contact our Partner San Martino Agency at this email address: student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and to receive your fiscal code by email.
  • be registered in the population register at the competent Municipality (based on the area in which you’ll live). Write an email to student.info@mysanmartino.org to be guided and supported in the application.

 

NON-EU FAMILY MEMBER OF EU CITIZEN

Non-EU Family Member of EU Citizen -90 days

Family members who stay in Milan less than 90 days, need to verify if they need a short-visa or not. In any case, the short visa is issued by the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate for free.

You can schedule a call with our International Office to be guided in the visa application procedure.

Non-EU Family Member of EU Citizen +90 days

Family members who stay in Milan more than 90 days, can enter Italy without visa. They have the right to apply for a specific residence permit called “carta di soggiorno per familiari di cittadino UE”, valid for 5 years.

You can schedule a call with our International Office to verify how to apply for this permit.

 

NON-EU FAMILY MEMBER OF NON-EU CITIZEN

Who can come with you or reach you?

  • spouse (at least 18 years old) even in the case of same-sex civil partnerships
  • minor children
  • dependent adult children, only in case of total disability
  • dependent parents if they do not have other children in the country of origin or departure or if they are over 65 and the other children are unable to maintain them for serious and documented health reasons.

Non-EU Family Member of Non-EU Citizen -90 days

Family members who stay in Milan less than 90 days, need to verify if their residence country is a visa waiver one or not.

  • VISA WAIVER COUNTRIES: your family member/s can fly to Italy without a visa. They will simply need to have their passports stamped at the border checks.
  • SHORT-TERM VISA: in case your family member/s come from countries from which short visa type C is required, it is necessary to apply for it. You can schedule a call with our International Office to be guided in the visa application procedure.   

After their arrival, they are also required to:

  • If you’ll host them, you’ll need to inform Police authorities by submitting the so-called “dichiarazione di ospitalità” (hospitality declaration) within 48 hours from your arrival. You can download the form and check the sample.
  • declare their presence at the local police station, only if they entered Italy from another EU country (no Italian stamp on your passport). They can visit the local police station within 8 days from your arrival. They’ll be asked for a declaration form, passport photocopy and proof of accommodation. The form will be stamped by a Police officer.

Non-EU Family Member of Non-EU Citizen +90 days

In case your family plans to stay in Milan more than 90 days, there are 3 different immigration procedures that can be followed.

You can schedule a call with our International Office to verify which is the best option according to your specific situation.

FAMILY COHESION (art. 30 co.1 lett. c.d.lgs 289/1998) 

  • Your family comes from a visa waiver country
  • You have already obtained your visa or visa & residence permit
  • Your family can come to Italy without visa and then apply for residence permit within 90 days from their arrival 

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (artt. 28 – 31 d.lgs 289/1998)

  • Your family comes from a country from which short visas are required
  • You have already come to Italy and obtained your residence permit for work or research reasons
  • You need to apply for authorization (nulla osta) for your family member/s.

 ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS (art. 29 co. 4 d.lgs 289/98)

  • You have been offered a contract or scholarship of not less than 1 year
  • You have already obtained your visa for work or research reasons
  • You have delegated someone in Italy to present the authorization (nulla osta) request for your family member/s. You need to have the delegation translated into Italian and legalized by means of Apostille or at the Italian Embassy/Consulate.

Essential Requirements

Even if there are three different procedures, the main requirements are the same for all three scenarios:

  • Certificates proving the family connection/s: marriage certificate or birth certificate, depending on the family member. These certificates must be translated into Italian and legalized by means of Apostille or at the Italian Embassy/Consulate.
  • Proof of suitable accommodation: you must prove to have signed a rental contract, then registered at the Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate). In addition, professors and PhD students, are required to obtain the “idoneità alloggiativa” certificate issued by the competent Municipality. This certificate confirms the number of individuals allowed to live in a property and its compliance with current health and safety regulations. A surveyor will visit your apartment.
  • Economic resources: the economic resources required vary according to the number of family members you want to have with you in Italy.
HUMANITAS GROUP

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.