Personnel are required to have a Regular (blue) passport to enter Italy.
A Mission visa is required when assignments are longer than ninety (90) days. A Mission visa will not be granted for assignments less than ninety (90) days. The U.S. Sending State Office (USSSO) in Rome is designated as the accrediting officer. Prior to contractor accreditation, contracts must be submitted to and approved by the Defense Contractor Personnel Office (DOCPER). Once the contract is approved, the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) will work with DOCPER in the European Contractor Online Processing System (ECOPS) through the accreditation process.