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Italian Residency

What is the Italian Residency?

Italian Residency is a residence permit by which a foreigner, outside the EU,EEA and Switzerland, can legally stay in Italy for a prolonged period of time. In the case of a European Citizen, it will be sufficient to register at the Anagrafe del Comune (Registry Office) of the place of residence.


What are the benefits of the Italian Residency?

  • The right to reside, work and study in Italy
  • Free movement within the Schengen area (26 countries)
  • Acces to Italian social services
  • Possibility of acquiring permanent residence or attstazione di soggiorno after 5 years.
  • Possibility of acquiring Italian Nationality
  • Extension of these rights to your family members

Key Data Italy

  • Access to citizenship
  • Allows to live, work in Italy and travel throughout the EU 
  • Extension of rights to the family
  • Access to Italian Social Services
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What are the main requirements for the Italian Residency?

Visa for studies longer than 90 days

It will be necessary to prove the economic solvency to remain in the country, personal health insurance and the effetive accomplishment of studies in the country by means fo the proof of payment of the matriculation.

Work Visa

It requires to provide a job offer, personal health insurance, commitment on the part of the employer to pay the expenses of return to the country of origin in case of dismissal or to demostrate to have sufficient funds to pay for the return.

Non-Lucrative Residency Visa

In this visa it is essentially required to demonstrate sufficient funds to remain in the country without the need to work (31.000 per year). This amount will vary depending on whether the applicant is accompanied by family members.

Entrepreneur Visa

Through this visa, Italy grants the possibility of creating or developing in the country a business projet that brings innovation and potential growth to the country.

Golden Visa

Following the dynamics of other European countries, Italy also offers the possibility of obtaining the visa to those who are willing to make an important investment in the country.

What is the procedure to obtain  Italian Residency?

1 EU Citizens

You must first register an the Registry Office of the place of residence. The registry office of the town hall takes 3 months, approximately, to resolve the residence request.

2 Non-EU Citizens

You must first apply for the residence permit corresponding to the visa you have obtained. The residence permit must be requested within the first 8d ays of entry into the country. The competent authority and application procedure will depend on the type of visa you have.

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