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Relocation to Italy

Italy is calling you…

Whether you are looking to move to Italy for work, study, or to be with family, an immigration lawyer can help you understand your options and choose the best path forward. They can advise you on the necessary documentation and requirements, and represent you in any legal proceedings related to your immigration case.

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Our world is becoming more and more complex but technology is helping it to feel smaller. As Immigration lawyers, we are here. Whether it’s to advise, assist or guide, we are here to help. 

So far, we’ve helped thousands of people across the world by making the difficult possible and delivering their goal to live in new country. Immigration means different things to everybody. For some, it’s work or to advance their education. For others, it’s the opportunity to live the life they’ve always dreamed of and worked towards. Our lawyers live for this work and the challenge of breaking down barriers. 

Overcoming the obstacles and penetrating the bureaucracy fuels us on our mission, which is to grow and improve in order to give our clients the highest quality of service.

Digital Nomad Visa Requirements for Italy with Giancarlo Osteto

“Digital Nomad visa is not released yet, but the law passed and needs to be enforced by the Italian government.

Requirements such as minimum income and time are still the point of discussion, and the government needs to discuss those topics in upcoming months.”

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Don’t try to go through the immigration process on your own. Seek the help of an experienced immigration lawyer to increase your chances of success and make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Immigration services in Italy

Temporary ResidencyRead more
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The variety of work visa options available in Italy is an appealing option for those looking to work and live in the country. They range from temporary work permits to contract work visas and professionals with a registered VAT number for non-EU citizens. Those who stay for at least a year are usually granted temporary residency, which can be upgraded to permanent residency after six years. However, anyone planning to stay in Italy for more than 90 days must obtain a “Permesso di Soggiorno”" which is a residence permit. The applicant can apply at their local police station in Italy, and the holder is free to travel throughout Europe's Schengen area without a visa. Our legal team is here to help you avoid becoming lost in translation when attempting to comprehend Italy's Temporary Residency requirements.
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For many, the most straight forward way to immigrate to Italy is by being self-employed. This approach allows small businesses to relocate to the country, while allowing the business owner to gain a Residence Permit. This option is open to those who offer professional activites that require formal qualifcations. Ex-pats can also apply for this visa if they are moving to Italy to become a company Director. Most applicants must proof that they have the financial means to support themselves. The Immigration team at Lexidy have helped thousands of clients open new businesses in new market, so book a consultation today.
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Italy encourages people to retire on its shores after finishing their careers and work in their home countries. It’s one of the few options available to retirees in Europe and to qualify the applicant must have a pension that pays out €31,000 a year. An ex-pat can also retire with their spouse. This visa is another pathway to obtaining Italian Citizenship for people seeking to make deep roots in the country. Speak with Lexidy’s Immigration lawyers to retire in the way you’ve always dreamed of.
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Many ex-pats who live or work in Italy look at their surroundings and see that it’s their home for life. Italy embraces those seeking Citizenship with several routes towards becoming an Italian national. Temporary and Permanent Residence Permits can lead to Italian Citizenship. So too can investment programs, like buying Italian bonds and stocks or creating a business via the Golden Visa, or even deciding to retire in Italy after finishing their employment in their home country. Lexidy’s Immigration lawyers will advise you on the best route towards Italian Citizenship and how to speed up your application.
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Investors can secure residency in Italy via a government program that encourages foreign direct investment in the country. A non-EU applicant can secure this Golden Visa by investing €2 million in Italian government bonds or company shares, investing €500,000 in Italian company shares, funding innovative startups with €250,000 of capital or investing €1 million in cultural and public interest projects. The applicant will receive a two-year visa which can be renewed for three further years but the investment must be kept for at least two years. This is also a common step towards Italian Citizenship. Our Immigration lawyers will help you understand the best option for your investment
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Italy is rich with world-leading universities and education institutions and foreign students can apply for a Student Visa to study abroad. The main requirement for applicants is to show their local Italian Embassy or Consulate that they have been accepted onto a course, which is much simpler compared with the process for other visa in Italy. After completing their studies, student can convery their Student Visa into a Work Permit and enter the Italian job market. Book a call with our Immigration Lawyers and take your education to the next level.
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Our Immigration team is well-versed in supporting tourists with their visa applications for a short visit to Italy. An applicant generally requries a valid passport, travel tickets, travel insurance and a proof of accommodation to secure this visa but some countries have particular requirements and applicants can benefit from our close relationships with Italian Immigration Officials. Speak with Lexidy about your circumstances.
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This Visa allows non-EU citizens to travel visa-free throughout Europe’s Schengen region. It covers XX European countries and allows the holder to have freedom of movement to enjoy the continents rich diversity of cultures, sights and delights. The Schengen Visa has three categories and our Immigration experts will explain which is the best option for you.

Temporary Residency

Get in touch with us about the different work visa options in Italy for stays of at least one year

Residence Permit for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Relocate with your business and get a Residence Permit for Italy in the process. Get in touch for more information.

Retirement Visa

With a pension of €31,000 per year you can qualify for the Retirement Visa in Italy. Lexidy can help you.

Italian Citizenship

Become an Italian Citizen through the Golden Visa, retiring in Italy or after acquiring Temporary or Permanent Residence Permits. Get in touch!

Golden Visa

Secure an Investment Visa in Italy through a €2 million acquisition of Italian government bonds, €500,000 invested in the Italian stock market or fund a startup with €250,000 of capital

Tourist Visa

 If you want to visit Italy for a short period of time, contact Lexidy so we can help you with all requirements for a Tourist Visa.


Work with English-speaking immigration Lawyers in Italy:

Leaving home for somewhere unfamiliar should produce one emotion – excitement. It’s a choice that puts your life on a different course forever. Our dynamic and proactive team of immigration lawyers will help you in all matters involving residency, work and visas. Our mindset focuses on efficiency in order to save you time, money and effort.

Why move to Italy

Italy has been the backdrop to many Hollywood films. The boot-shaped country is a blend of sophistication and class with authentic rustic and uncomplicated charm. Its cities are some of the most recognizable the world has to offer and most have their own style and brand. Rome boasts some of the best preserved historic buildings in Europe, Milan oozes the sophistication, class and elegance that goes hand-in-hand with economic and financial hubs. Away from Italy’s largest cities, there are more intimate places like Florence or Bologna. If bustling cities aren’t for you, then there’s the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Taormina and Sardinia.

Italy is a global draw for visitors all year around. People come for what they can see, but they stay for the quality of cuisine and attractive pace of life. 

The country has around 50 World Heritage sites, excellent weather all year round, a robust higher education system with leading universities, a low cost of living with affordable produce and excellent public services for universal healthcare and transport. Italy is well-connected to the rest of Europe, so venturing a little further afield is no mean feat.

If you are an EU citizen, then you don’t need to have a Residence Permit when moving to Italy but you have eight days to register with a local police station once arriving in the country. 

However, for non-EU nationals, the bar for legal entry is much higher and it’s important to speak with Immigration lawyer who knows and understands Italy to get the right visa for you. Whether you are relocating for work, planning to study or looking to retire, an expert Immigraion lawyer will ensure the investment of time and money is deployed wisely.

Most applicants will need to produce an array of paperwork to justify their desired choice of visa. Our team of Immigration lawyers work closely with Italian Immigration Officials on the finer points. Beyond typical requirements like a valid passport, recent portrait photograph and valid insurance, many ex-pats must show that they have the financial means to support themselves and a valid reason, with supporting evidence, for entering Italy. 

Supporting evidence usually covers the follows:

  • An employment contract for employees planning to work in Italy for a company
  • A valid business license for self-employed and freelance workers
  • University enrolment forms or sponsorship for students
  • A valid proof of passive income and future payments.

It’s important to work with a lawyer to ensure that applicants present the correct paperwork. For example, if you plan to relocate to italy with your family, you’ll need to have verified copies of their birth certificates and if one parent travels alone with the child, then the parent will need a court document that shows they have consent to travel internationally with the child.

There are also specific requirements each visa, which gives every application it’s own unique flavor and twist. For example:

  • All foreigners must register with a local police station within eight days of arrival in Italy if they plan to reside in the country.
  • Students must be able to show that they have €450 per month in order to support themselves.
  • Startup founders must filly commit €50,00 to comply with the Innovative Startup Visa Program.

With complications like these, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. But for our Immigration lawyers, it’s what motivates them and drives them to prevent ex-pats becoming lost in translation

People are resourceful and have a wealth of information at their fingertips but knowledge must be combined with experience to maximise the chances of success. Immigration law doesn’t fit a template. The law evolves, circumstances change and life happs. 

An experienced Immigration lawyer is your guide to a new life in a new country.

  • They monitor, track and interpret legal and political changes to the law, whether it’s locally in Italy or in your home country. 
  • A lawyer understands the landscape and can advise on better, more affordable options for you.
  • They have long-lasting relationships with Italian Immigration officials, Embassies and Consulate and can navigate bureaucracy elegantly and swiftly to deliver results.
  • Immigration experts are exposed to documentation every day, so preparing paperwork successfully is second-nature to them.
  • Sometimes there are interviews and a seasoned Immigration legal expert will prepare you for that meeting with the officials. 

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10:47 24 Mar 23
Cristina is the person you need if you have any immigration inquiries. She has honestly been phenomenal, answering each and every question so promptly, we had an issue with the immigration office and she took care of everything with extreme empathy and professionalism. Thank you for all you have done for me.
Kabeer Vohra
Kabeer Vohra
15:33 22 Mar 23
I had an initial consultation call with Max for my visa application, during which he provided me with the next steps to follow. However, despite sending a reply and a follow-up email, in which I mentioned I needed a quick response due to a time-sensitive matter, I have not received any response in over a week. This lack of response is unprofessional and leaves me uncertain about the reliability of their services.
Oliver Gibbs
Oliver Gibbs
10:12 20 Mar 23
I've worked with Lexidy with various tax and immigration related inquiries, which they have handled well.However, I did have a negative experience regarding obtaining a digital certificate. I engaged Lexidy to obtain a digital certificate, for which they charged 250EUR. As it turns out, the certificate was valid for just one year, which they did not inform me of when they delivered it to me.After I discovered it had expired, I wrote to Lexidy expressing my surprise, but I never received any reply.I then proceeded to follow the process myself to obtain a new digital certificate per the website of the Fabrica Nacional de Mondeda y Timbre to obtain a digital certificate. The process is, in fact, free and (if you speak Spanish) only marginally more complex on my end than engaging Lexidy.On top of it all, the digital certificate I received from the FMNT is valid for 3 years, not 1.
Andy Kreek
Andy Kreek
10:14 07 Feb 23
Probably the most unhelpful people everJust money grabbers if i could give 0 star I wouldFirst of all in all honesty they were helpful as they would be to a new potential clientThey started then pressuring me that i can get a discount if i was to pay it in 2 parts within 2 days i was apying for residency through arriago familiar unfortunately i have a minor conviction from 4 years ago and i simply said before i pay you guys (which is non refundable) will my application be successfulAnd they just said sorry we cannot assist you without payingDO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY AND THEY QUOTED ME €1200 for it all crazy price
Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor
11:41 13 Jan 23
Eleonore and the Lexidy team were INCREDIBLE in helping me and my family get our visas for France. We tried for weeks to do it on our own and after all of our extensive research, we still had questions about what to do or how to do it successfully. Eleonore was with us every step of the way. She was able to answer every question. We were left feeling confident that Eleonore and her team were giving us the best chance possible of getting the visas we wanted. And it worked! It was great to have a lawyer who was so familiar with the French visa process - they are experts! We didn't want a visa lawyer who was a generalist and didn't specialize in French visas. Thank you so much!
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Gaby Chiha
16:17 03 Jan 23

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