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Italy is calling you…

Thinking of moving to Italy for work, study, or to be with family? An immigration lawyer is your go-to guide. We can help you understand your options, simplify the complex paperwork, and even represent you in legal matters. Make your Italian dream a hassle-free reality with our expert legal advice.  

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Need help with immigration? Let’s face it, the world’s complexities aren’t going anywhere. But, in today’s intricate world, we’re leveraging technology to bridge gaps and bring people closer together. As your immigration lawyers, think of us as your personalized GPS for all things legal. 

So far, we’ve helped thousands of people reach their goal of living in a new country. Maybe you’re looking to level up your career and advance your education. Or perhaps, you’re looking for the opportunity to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Whatever your version of ¨the dream¨ is, we’re the experts who make it happen. 

Why do we do it? Easy. Overcoming the obstacles and penetrating the bureaucracy fuels our mission to give our clients the highest quality of service possible.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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

Innovative Startup Visa

First introduced in 2016, the Innovative Startup Visa program allows entrepreneurs to live in Italy while developing their innovative business ideas. 

To apply for this visa, the entrepreneur and/or founder must be able to invest €50,000 into the business and show relevant experience that matches the business’s needs.

Italy Entrepreneur Visa

The Italian Entrepreneur Visa allows foreign expats to set up a company or hold a corporate position within a company in Italy.

Elective Residence Visa

The Elective Residence Visa, also known as a Retirement visa, is for non-EU expats who wish to reside in Italy without working. It’s particularly aimed at foreign retirees with sufficient income to support their lifestyles while living in Italy.

Italian Citizenship

The process for getting Italian citizenship can be complex and time-consuming, and it is important to ensure that your application is complete and accurate to avoid delays or rejections. 

Our legal experts experienced in Italian immigration law can provide valuable assistance in navigating the Italy citizenship application process.

Italy Investment Visa

The Italy Investment Visa, also called the Italian Golden Visa is a residency granted to non-EU citizens by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development provided they invest in strategic assets that will have benefits to the future development of Italy. 

Let’s discuss which options work best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you want to retire to Italy, you will first need to get an Elective Residence Visa. To apply for this visa, you need prove that you have sufficient financial means to support yourself and your family. Remember, you cannot work in Italy with this visa, so it’s perfect for those looking to retire. Learn more about the Elective Residence Visa here.

If you want to move to Italy without a job, you will first need a visa. There are a few visas that could work for your circumstances. These include the Investor Visa, or perhaps the Elective Residence Visa. Our expert legal team can help select the right visa for your unique situation. Get in contact with us today!

Milan and Rome are the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in Italy. They are also home to the biggest communities of ex-pats. 

Italy is the 4th most affordable country in Europe to live in. However, like any country, your cost of living will vary depending on your lifestyle and the location you choose to settle. Bigger cities like Milan and Rome will cost significantly more compared to smaller cities like Palermo or Genova. So make sure you do your research and choose a city that aligns best with your budget and lifestyle.

In order to become a permanent resident in Italy, you must first be formally registered as a resident for at least 5 years. Afterward, you can apply for a Permanent Residence Permit which will grant you similar rights to Italian citizens. Remember, you’ll be eligible for Italian citizenship after 10 years of legally residing in the country

Yes! Italy recognizes dual citizenship and you will not have to renounce any other citizenship to gain Italian nationality.

The short answer is, No – or rather Not directly. Purchasing a house will not per se entitle you to apply for a visa, but an investment in Real Estate could.


Work with English-speaking immigration Lawyers in Italy:

Taking the leap to move abroad? That should be exciting, not stressful. We get it –uprooting your life is a big deal. It’s a choice that puts your life on a different course forever. That’s where our proactive team of immigration lawyers comes in. 

We’re all about efficiency. Why? Because your time, money and effort are important. Whether you’re sorting out matters involving residency, diving into work opportunities or navigating visa requirements, we’ve got your back. With us by your side, you can spend more time focusing on planning your Italian adventure and less time on paperwork.

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. Here are the top reasons to make Italy your next home:

  1. Cities For Every Taste: Whether you’re a history buff longing for Rome or a business-minded individual eyeing Milan, Italy has a city that fits your style.
  2. Small Town Charm: If big cities aren’t your thing, quaint spots like Florence and Bologna offer a cozy yet vibrant atmosphere.
  3. Beach Life: Need we say more? With the Amalfi Coast and Sardinia, your Instagram will thank you.
  4. Not Just for Tourists: People come for the sights but stay for the incredible quality of life. Seriously, you might come for a week and decide to stay for a lifetime.
  5. Food Heaven: From pasta to pastries, Italy’s culinary scene is worth the move alone.
  6. Relaxed Lifestyle: Italians know how to live life at a comfortable pace. Say goodbye to constant stress.
  7. Practical Perks: Italy is home to around 50 World Heritage sites and offers great weather all year long. Aesthetically pleasing and practical? Sign us up.
  8. Education and Work: With robust universities and a diverse job market, Italy is more than just a pretty place.
  9. Affordable Living: Between the reasonable cost of living and high-quality public services like healthcare and transportation, your wallet won’t be crying.
  10. Gateway to Europe: Feel like exploring? Italy is so well-connected that hopping to another European country is a breeze.

Planning on moving to Italy? You’ll need to navigate the visa process. Let’s break down what you need to do, whether you’re from the EU or elsewhere.

For EU Citizens

If you are a EU citizen, you won’t need a Visa to enter Italy. However, within 48 hours of your arrival, you’ll have to declare your presence and subsequently register as a resident.

For Non-EU Citizens

You’ll need a specific Visa to travel to Italy and then a Residence Permit to stay. An expert immigration lawyer can help you save time and money. We’re here to guide you in work, study, or retirement situations.

The Paperwork

Beyond typical paperwork, such as recent passport-sized pictures and the Visa application form, expats will have to provide documentation supporting their reason for entering Italy and staying there long-term.

Supporting evidence usually covers the following:

  • Health insurance.
  • Proof of suitable accommodation.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means.

Other paperwork will vary based on the specific kind of visa you are applying for.

Remember that as the visa holder, you will have to apply for a Residence Permit within 8 days of your arrival in Italy.

Relocating with Your Family?

It’s important to work with a lawyer to ensure that applicants present the correct paperwork. If you plan to relocate to Italy with your family, you’ll need to have certified copies of your marriage certificate, and your children’s birth certificates and if one parent travels alone with the child, then the parent will need a court document that shows they have consented to travel internationally with the child. 

Feeling Lost?

Navigating visas can be a headache, but that’s why we’re here. We’ll guide you through each step, so you don’t get lost in the shuffle. Ready to make Italy your home? Get in touch and let’s start planning!

People are resourceful and have a wealth of information at their fingertips, but when it comes to immigration, you need more than just information – you need expertise.

Here’s why an immigration lawyer isn’t just helpful, they’re essential:

Up-to-date Guidance: Laws change, life happens and what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work tomorrow. A lawyer keeps their finger on the pulse of legal changes, both in Italy and your home country.

Insider Information: As experienced immigration lawyers, we know the system inside and out. We can point you to the best (and often cheaper) options tailored just for you.

Strong Connections: Lawyers have long-lasting relationships with Italian Immigration officials, Embassies and Consulate and can navigate bureaucracy elegantly and swiftly to deliver results.

Paperwork Pros: Trust us, you don’t want to mess up the forms. Immigration experts are exposed to documentation every day, so preparing paperwork successfully is second nature to us.

Interview Prep: Sometimes there are interviews and a seasoned Immigration legal expert will prepare you for that meeting with the officials. 

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


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I've worked with Lexidy for three years on my immigration status. They are professional, knowledgable and reliable. In particular, I've worked with Cristina and her team who have provided consistent top-notch service. Cristina has a thorough and clear communication style, and she has been a great source of information. I highly recommend working with Lexidy.
Karin Avila
Karin Avila
11:05 20 Mar 24
Working alongside Cristina has been an excellent experience. I initially contacted her from Pakistan and had a one-on-one meeting in Madrid upon my arrival. She is an exceptional lawyer with extensive expertise in her field. Despite my numerous concerns and questions, she remained remarkably calm and patiently explained everything to me, demonstrating both her exceptional professionalism and personal qualities.Thanks to her assistance, I obtained my TIE in Spain. For anyone seeking immigration advice or services, I highly recommend reaching out to her. Cristina, along with Lexidy, offers a comprehensive solution for realizing your European dreams. Many thanks, Cristina and Lexidy, for your invaluable support.
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Muizz Ahmed
11:33 14 Mar 24
I’ve used them numerous times for my visa purposes. They’ve been honest and direct with there responses. Comes to show they’re knowledgeable and wont waste both our times. Highly recommend them!
Alejandro Perez
Alejandro Perez
16:40 29 Dec 23
We get to know about Spanish Golden Visa by property investment through web searches but as a foreigners we have limited knowledge about Golden Visa application compliance and property sales and purchase governing rules and regulations.There are many websites out there listing out how Golden Visa legal system or property ownership in Spain works but we know it is even beyond language bearer that we need an experience, responsive and dedicated specialist to do the job.We come across Lexidy Law, which specialized in assisting foreigners in Golden Visa application and in our case through the property purchases (there are few types of ways for qualifying on Spanish Golden Visa application).Because of the straightforward services price structure of Lexidy and easy to understand explanations of the home-purchasing process, we felt confident after meeting with Mr.Alejandro who is the first person we met of the application process.During our property purchase, the sale of the house has come to a halt and become a complex and problematic deal as a result of sellers’ family dispute on the sales proceed distribution. The argument lasted for two months, pushing back the completion deadline.The Lexidy real estate team has done an excellent job, in particular with the lead by Señor Juan Diego.Juan is highly knowledgeable, competent and down to earth practical lawyer in this field; his previously work experience in real property gives us good spectrum of views and advices with alternative or solutions and he shows his capability in ranking them logically so we do the decision to choose the best fit for ourselves.He promptly provides updates on every development and highlights complication or consequences from both the seller and buyer perspective (nearly every day). His effective and fluent communication skills in written and spoken English saved thousand words for non Spanish language speakers like us; He maintain his client's best interests in mind yet remain independent in giving his advices.Lexidy's real estate team has spent a considerable amount of time and resources helping us have a successful closure to this property purchase.Yes, we are now proud house owners, and Lexidy didn't charge us extra for the additional work and efforts on the process hiccup. We are impressed and thankful with the professionalism.Thankful Lexidy, it would be impossible for us to have a flawless closure and a successful property transaction which now lead us to the final path of Spanish Golden Visa process which handle by Ms.Laura and her team.It is truly a blessing and we sincerely hope that our review might also benefit you in finding a correct choice of Spanish Golden Visa application service provider.
Yaw Kevin
Yaw Kevin
02:00 27 Sep 23
Exceptional service with exacting details. Not only were the staff friendly but also extremely exhausting to make everything simple, efficient, and clear. Whether it's about the new digital visas or retiring visas, they're your obvious choice!
Mohamed Ramy
Mohamed Ramy
09:57 29 Aug 23
A great law firm that covers anything an expat might need. I needed help with real estate initially, and they also helped me with immigration, taxes, and corporate legal matters. Fantastic people to work with. Alejandro from their real estate and immigration department is my main contact and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
Jonathan Elron
Jonathan Elron
07:37 13 Aug 23

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