Can you travel with the Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt? Best Answer and Solution

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If you’ve currently submitted your application for the Permesso di Soggiorno at the Post Office or at a Patro Nato in Milan, your appointment may be in three to six months from the day you’ve applied or less – if you are very lucky. Hence you have only your permesso di soggiorno receipt ricevuta as proof of your application.

Information from Questura on Traveling with Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt

According to the Portale Immigrazione website, “those who have a residence permit being renewed can only travel between Italy and their country of origin, however showing the receipt of application along with the valid passport at the border“.

Can you travel with your Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt?

Yes, you can travel to your home country with your ricevuta receipt from the post office, but you cannot travel to other Schengen Areas with a Permesso di Soggiorno receipt.

Traveling to Schengen Countries with a Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt

As already mentioned: No, you cannot to other Schengen Countries with a receipt, except if the Visa on your passport is still valid, or you are from a country that can visit these Schengen countries with their passport.

Image: List of non-European countries with EU Visa Agreement.

EU Visa-Free Countries, July 2023
EU Visa-Free Countries, July 2023

Check the website of the European Union to see if you need a visa for your nationality to visit your country of interest.

Solution to Traveling to Schengen Countries with Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt

If only your Visa is still valid can you visit other Schengen areas. If you need to travel to another country other than your home and within the Schengen Area, then you must request the Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio.

I have seen some people advise you can without being caught, but that’s a dangerous risk I wouldn’t advise anyone to take.

Read my post on How to Apply for the Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio here and also learn why you shouldn’t travel with just your Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt from my experience.

6 thoughts on “Can you travel with the Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt? Best Answer and Solution”

  1. Claudio Francisco

    Hi, I’m South African and I would like to know if it’s possible to travel from South Africa to Italy with just a permesso di soggiorno ricevuta?

  2. What do they ask for at the airport , because I also applied for my first permesso , and I have the receipt, would I be granted re entry to italy?

  3. Frances Elmeaary

    Hello, I have my receipt for my permesso di soggiorno renewal. I am American, and I have booked a flight to go visit my family for the first time in over a year. My flight is from Florence to Amsterdam then to Houston. The flight back is the same: Houston to Amsterdam to Florence. My question is, with the current ban on American travelers, do you know if I will be able to pass through Amsterdam? Please let me know if you have any info. Thanks 🙂 !

    1. Hi Frances I am under similar situation that I need to transit in paris to go back to Canada, how did you trip go? Were you able to pass through?

    2. Akonedo purity

      HELLO….please my friend send me a work contract to apply for uk visa in Italy do uk embassy need permission di soggiorno because I only have valid passport and resident

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