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Italian Tourist Visa Help

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1. Posted by daksha (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I would be visiting Italy from May - July 2012. A professor from University di' Sassari has asked me to join him for 2 months. I would be staying a with a student over there.
I need to get a tourist visa for the same. I checked on Italian embassy's website. For proof of accommodation, I either need hotel bookings or Lettere di invito from the host. The letter of invitation states that the host needs to submit a bank guarantee. I wanted to ask if this is really necessary ?

2. Posted by AvaC (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

You can just book a hotel and then cancel it. And when I was doing visa they didn't as for a bank report so it might be that is not necessary.