Relocation to Italy

Italy is calling you…

Immigration Law is the bridge that connects people with opportunity and prosperity. 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.

Golden Visa

This investment visa allows you to live in Italy if you make an investment in the country. We provide advice for Non-EU nationals who want to secure this visa by making foreign direct investments of €2 million in Italian governments bonds, €500,000 investment in the Italian stock market or fund a startup with €250,000 of capital. This is a two-year visa and can be renewed for three further years. Get a Golden Visa with Lexidy.

Temporary Residency

An attractive option for those seeking to experience work and life in Italy is the country’s range of work visa options. They span seasonal work permits to visas for contract work and professionals with a registered VAT number for non-EU citizens. Temporary residence is typically granted to those staying for at least a year and after six years, this can be upgraded to permanent residency. 
However, anyone who plans to stay in Italy beyond 90 days requires a
 “Permesso di Soggiorno”, which is a residence permit. The applicant can apply at their local police station in Italy and the holder can travel throughout Europe’s Schengen area without needing an additional visa. Our legal team is here to ensure you avoid getting lost in translation when trying to understand Italy’s Temporary Residency requirements. 

Residence Permit for Foreign Entrepreneurs

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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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.

Immigration services in Italy

Temporary Residency

AnThe 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.

Residence Permit for Foreign Entrepreneurs

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.

Retirement Visa

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.

Italian Citizenship

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.

Golden Visa

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

Student Visa

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.

Tourist Visa

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.

Schengen Visa

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.

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. 



About Our Immigration Department

Our department is stocked with dedicated and highly-qualified legal experts who have been trained to understand and navigate the complex world of immigration law. Everyday we work with new and existing clients to turn their hopes and dreams into something that they can hold. It’s real and it’s our passion. We view Lexidy as a way of life and there’s nothing more thrilling than the satisfaction of delivering what truly matters to people – results. In our world, results are happiness, reunions and adventure with a successful immigration process. Let us help you achieve your goals and dreams now.

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