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Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:49 PM
Subject: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Italy

Hello

Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Italy is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.
Re:

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 5

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSCANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Italy on Visas and Visa Fees

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards
Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:05 AM
Subject: Fw: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Italy

Hello

May I please ask that you respond to the email below as was sent two weeks ago: Thank you
Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Italy is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.
Re:

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 5

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSCANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Italy on Visas and Visa Fees

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 5

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Italy on Visas and Visa Fees(Rome, 19 June 1951)Entry into force: 1 August 1951AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES1951 No. 5

Australian Government Publishing ServiceCanberra

(c) Commonwealth of Australia 1997


[Note from the Australian Minister, Rome, to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs]

IAustralian Legation

Rome

19 June 1951

His Excellency Count Carlo Sforza

Minister of Foreign Affairs

ROME

Your Excellency

I have the honour to refer to conversations which have taken place between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Australian Legation for the conclusion of a Visa Agreement between His Majesty’s Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Italy, and to inform you that the terms agreed upon as a result of these discussions are acceptable to, and approved by, the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

If these proposals are acceptable to the Italian Government, the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is agreeable that they become operative on 1 August 1951.

The terms, as agreed, are as follows:

1. Italian nationals possessing valid Italian passports who desire to enter Australia whether temporarily or permanently, and whose entry to Australia has been approved, will receive visas for Australia free of charge from the appropriate visa-issuing authority; such visas, in the case of Italian nationals proceeding to Australia for purposes other than permanent residence, will be made valid for a period of twelve months and good for an unlimited number of journeys to Australia within that period.

2. Australian nationals in possession of a valid Australian passport who desire to enter Italy for reasons other than taking up permanent residence, will be able to enter, and remain in, the territory of the Republic for a period not exceeding three consecutive months without a visa. This concession is not extended to Australians wishing to enter Somaliland, which is under Italian Trusteeship Administration. Entrance into Somaliland will be governed by regulations to be indicated by the appropriate Italian authorities.

3. Australian nationals who have entered Italy without a visa, and have spent three consecutive months in the country, may re-enter Italy without a visa only after an absence from the territory of the Republic of a period of one month, unless they obtain special exemption from the appropriate authorities.

4. The Agreement does not exempt Italian or Australian citizens travelling respectively to Australia or Italy from the necessity of complying with the laws and regulations of both countries which govern the entrance, stay (permanent or temporary), and employment and work of aliens. To such persons as do not comply with these laws and regulations, entrance to the country they intend to visit (or the right to remain if they have already entered the country), may be denied.

5. Each of the contracting parties reserves the right (a) to suspend at any time temporary execution of the present Agreement with immediate effect, for reasons of public security or public health only, by giving written notice or (b) to terminate the Agreement by giving three months written notice.

This Note and Your Excellency’s Note of the same date, in similar terms, will therefore constitute a binding agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Italian Government on and from 1 August 1951.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurance of my highest consideration.

[Signed:]

C V KELLWAY


[Note from the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Australian Minister, Rome]

II[Translation from Italian language]

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRSRome

19 June 1951

34/06119/61

His Excellency Signor Cedric Vernon Kellway

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of Australia

ROME

My Dear Minister

With reference to the discussions which have taken place between the Australian Legation and this Ministry, to frame new regulations with the object of facilitating the movement of persons between Italy and Australia, I have the honour to communicate to Your Excellency that the terms agreed upon during these conversations, as transcribed here below, are acceptable on the part of the Italian Government:

[Here follows paragraphs 1-5 as printed under I.]As already agreed, the date of 1 August 1951 for the entry into force of the said Agreement is acceptable to the Italian Government.

The present letter and that of Your Excellency of the same date, drawn up in identical terms, will constitute documents attesting the obligation undertaken by the Italian and Australian Governments in this matter.

Please accept, my dear Minister, the expression of my high consideration.

[Signed:]

SFORZA