If so you are likely to be tax resident there. The best solution in your case would be you to apply the Consulate for a long term visa (usually it is granted in few months’ time and is valid at least for 2 years). My parent is an Italian citizen and born there but married and lived in UK in the 1950s Can you recommend the best way to move forward with residency if indeed we need to do that. Hundreds of thousands of foreigners apply for residence permits in Italy every year, which can often become a long, complicated process involving lots of paperwork. ? Portugal, Greece and Spain are the most popular real estate investment programs. I have obtained the Permesso di Soggiorno, which is valid till Oct-2019. If you currently live in an EU country and own and manage a property there, now is the time to get all the correct documentation in order, including a residence permit. Do you know if I am still an Italian citizen since I was naturalized in 1978? Hi, Hope you can help me understand the residency requirements. I understand that if I legally reside in Italy for a period of 3 years, I will be eligible for permanent residency. Foreign nationals who have completed specific educational programs in their home country: 500 permits. Is it possible for me to apply for the Carta siogiono. 1) can a Non-Eu holding a one-year tourist visa ask for a residency permit in Italy if he or she intends to stay there for 6 months during that year? ciao, andrea: Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange.She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU.Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy.Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. I recently purchased a house in Southern Italy and taxation was charged at 4% on the understanding that I will obtain Italian Residency within 12 months of purchase. 5. I shall be grateful if you email me and guide me thoroughly and comprehensive. Hello, I have an interest in relocating to Italy from the U.K and would like to ask you what are the specific requirements for obtaining residency regarding income and medical cover. The right of UK nationals (resident in Italy and elsewhere) to get married in Italy has not changed. or its better not leave Italy ? As a EU citizen not staying in a hotel or a three-week holiday rental for example, but have decided to rent a house on a permanent basis, or have even bought your dream home in Italy, you should and can apply to establish your residency there within 20 days from moving into your new house. What is the first step to get visa to come to Italy to opt my suitable apartment to rent it. I am Slovenian, I amworking in Slovenia with permanent adresse in Slovenia. Once we are married in Italy, is the marriage certificate enough to show residency at the local Questura? I can afford to not work and can afford to purchase international medical insurance . Will I need Italian health insurance until my residency is confirmed? Thankyou, Dear Alisha, I recently corresponded with the Visti department at the Italian consulate in San Francisco. Do I need my residency listed in Rome (if it is still abroad?) There is a house contract under his name and under one of his friend ‘s name. Andrea Parisi, I hope you can help. I am from India and working as a doctor in the middle east with a healthy income. Dear Marcelo, With the UK Brexit transition period coming to an end on 31 December we want advice on our residency options to fulfill our plans above. I confirm you need a visa before leaving the US, but you can well apply for any long term visa, even for a “residenza elettiva” visa assuming you are married to a person provided with an Italian passport. Property investment citizenship and residency programs in 28 countries. You can buy a car in Italy only if you are resident (ie any nationality but live in Italy over half the year and have obtained residency). If yes, what is the process and costs involved, your reply will be highly appreciated. Kindly, I’d like to ask you about your email address or telephone number to contact directly with you Ideally, I would like to enter Italy (as a tourist for 90-day exempt period for Canadian Citizens) then continue on to gain residency while I can continue to explore potential places to live. You can download these forms from the website of the town hall in which your new home is located or, if you prefer, ask for it directly at the General Register Office. Hello sweet friends my name is gurvinder Singh from,,, India ,,,I have 9 month work permit from Italy ,,, so my friends , If i get Italian permanent residency ,what’s are conditions please friends I m waiting for your answer…………… Thanks you very much ,,,,,,,,. Is this true and is there anything I need to be aware of or are there any implications? Hi Andrea, I am Italian born with Italian passport, I have been living in U.K. for 40 years and I wish to return to Italy with my partner U.K. citizen. When now we find we are spending less time than 183 days in Italy owing to my wife’s U.K. work commitments. Thanks for your website. The question is, is possible for me to get Carta sanitaria with the rights as other Italians? I have dual citizenship, and one of them is an Italian passport. In any case you can apply for residency only if you have rented or bought a house in Italy, and for buying a house you have to open a bank account. Andrea Parisi. my dad is Libyan and has gotten a bank account in Italy would he be able to apply for the residency as well as he has gotten the tax number that he has been paying tax for ling time ago, Dear Mohamed, Thank you in advance Technically, there are some restrictions on who can and can’t buy property in Italy, however, it’s largely seen as a “no restrictions” country. Italian farmhouses for sale have a low cadastral value - 50 per cent of the sales price is not uncommon. buying a house can be just a first step in the process of getting permanent residency in Italy, then you have to get a long term visa entry, a medical insurance policy and prove to have enough means to survive in Italy before your residency status is granted. I currently have a 90 day Visa. My cousin in Italy is now 81 and want to go there and spend time with my mothers family as soon as possible as he is now elderly . It is very helpful. or month? Dear Margarita, Thanks again for your time. God bless and more power, Hello dear Andrea and went to Italy permanently. It is purely a case of making the authorities aware of your extended stay in the country. Hello, I am a US citizen currently residing in the Netherlands (working for an international organization). I am a dual Australian/Italian citizen. Would it make sense to apply for the residency before the purchase or it could much slowdown the process. I am a Canadian citizen born with Italian grandparents from Treviso. I believe they need to first have an entrance visa before being able to apply for residency. My father was born in Italy but he emigrated to the US and naturalized at the age of 9 through his parents (both Italians). Our main concern is for my partner to get the residency,what we would like to know is ,if we will have difficulties to obtain residency post brexit or would it be better for us to apply before 31/12/20, as I and my patner we find difficult to understand, the process. I’m Nigerian married to an Italian citizen in Italy. My husband was born in the Czech Republic. Rehe Medin Global gives you a consulting service in applying residence permit with the power of attorney. The university started the process of applying for my Residence permit. I bought the property with the lower tax hence I should be moved in 18 months, June 2021. 1. Hi My husband and I are UK Citizens and are planning to retire in March 2019 and live ( possibly work) in italy for a least a year. Hi Am Patience. Purchasers of new properties are exempt from such tax. Really !! Ashkan. The council will check that you are really living in the property. She is buying a property here and has already opened a bank account, completed the compromesso di vente and has also acquired her codice fiscali. Hello Andrea Thank you so much for your help! Am I entitled to file for citizenship as well, despite the fact that I have no work? I confirm it is possible to obtain resident permit for you and your wife and childeren by buying property or home in Italy, however you have to apply for a long term visa at the Italian Consulate in your Country before starting said process. You can leave a car in Italy bought elsewhere (many Brits buy left hand drives in the UK which are cheap) and of course it’s best to keep it in a garage or rent one over the winter. Is there a simpler solution to this.? Paola (Umbria). Many Thanks!! And what is the first step of getting residency permit? I’ve read some of the previous comments, and I saw you said something about having a job that pays 15,000 per year for two people. I now need to apply for residency in order to start my business. you’d get a “type D” visa or a business visa in order to apply for a residency here. Kind regards Dear Oz Yilmaz, I moved to the USA in 1966 and have lived here ever since. I am British and I am looking at obtaining temporary residence in Italy for the next few years. Hi the Vancouver embassy has told us the same thing. Of course, I am asking other people as well, but the answers come slowly and I’m too anxious to just sit and wait! I was born in Torino Italy in 1960, both my parents were Italian Citizens. first of all let me specify that you have to obtain Italian Residency within 18 and not 12 months of purchase. The Questura will not require an FBI and state background checks for you both. Selling property requires passing through the recording agent (il notaio) with both buy and seller(s) present. As I am not currently working ( I bought my home without a mortgage), Will I need to show income to get residency? Dear Marie, Would that be considered enough to meet this requirement? I want to buy house in italy Would you kindly advise me as to what the correct process should be? I am planning to open a company in Europe, preferably in Italy based on the advantages it offers. You do this by applying for a registration certificate. How can we get medical insurance that is acceptable to the registrar in Borgo? This means that you will need some extra information, such as your tax code (codice fiscale), your property’s surface area (in square metres) and the date when you bought or rented it. It goes without saying that you’ll also be able to submit your application on the behalf of your wife by declaring that you’re responsible for both of you. I have also an expired passport, can I proceed with this document in the application form, I am really lost and I need you kindly to guide me on here please. What documents are required to apply for the resident permit for family cohesion? now the vigile completed his task I’d say that you’d get your residency in less than 30 days’ time. I am a Canadian citizen and I understand that if I request a Italy residency I would pay 4% VAT instead of 10%. I then asked him if I could apply for a residency visa (I am retired and I do not plan on working there) and he said that I could not since the consulate now considers me to be an Italian citizen, or at least I believe this is what he meant. This is required for payment of the TARI, which is the tax that covers the costs of collecting and disposing of waste in the municipalities. Is there any “must” when I apply the carta di soggiorno from Milano that “I have to work 3 years (or paying tax for 3 years)” ? -my visa is expired in middle of August is that make any problems if i urgently travel and come back in September before i get my italy residents? Please reply I need know as I went to the Italian consolate in Vancouver and asked what was the best way to get a temporary residence visa to go spend a few years in Italy . Does that make the process easier? We are from the US and are here on vacation and have a retirement benefit. So, you are not limited if you earn income abroad, I mean, for example, pensions, income from financial investments, possession of rental properties and so on.”. Kind Regards Because of Italian Real Estate Law my sister retains one twelfth of the property (from my Fathers share) and is not co-operating with us. I am a 29-year-old dual British Irish citizen and I want to move back to Italy by myself this year. She did not own a house in Uk, she stayed with a relative. I am wondering if you can tell me, as an Italian Citizen registered with AIRE, how long must i stay in Italy in order to receive a temporary Tessera Sanitaria for more than just emergency coverage? Andrea Parisi. I did my Master’s in Italy, and now I am in full time employment in Italy with a design company. For how many year would I be initially be offered residence permit? We believe these conditions were very bad for our health and put a lot of stress on us during our time there which forced us to move out 2 weeks before the contract was finished. 7. In other words- by avoiding changing my residency to Rome, can I still work legally in Italy (even if I have an Italian passport), Dear Danielle, This is my 7th year in Italy. Once residence is granted, you will be issued with a certificate of residence.”. How many years I’d be required to show banking statement for if I plan to apply for Italian residency? I’m holding 5 years residence permit consecutively and I’ll pay tax on May/June ’18 ( I’m holding autonomous working permit right now as 5th) If you want to be sure, you should ask to the local comune where the property is situated, so they can tell you exactly what you need to do. (His job is in Italy, I am leaving my job in the U.S.) The ceremony will take place within 90 days of my arrival (from the U.S.) Do I need a “familial” visa before I leave the U.S? How can I get marry with my German boy friend in Italy….? Thanks for your time. This will entitle you to continue living there even after the transition period ends. Before my contract expires, I found another recruiter in Germany. Andrea Parisi. I want to get permanent Residency in Italy, can you please tell me the requirements and procedures? Andrea Parisi, My husband in Italy but I am come Australia in visitor visa so I am going in Australia to italy visitors visa, Hi sir i would like to know that i am an indian citizen and want to move in candela city italy so what is the procedure can i being an indian citizen move there and start my life ?how can i apply can i get residenship what will be the charges Can he still maintain his resident status by being a home owner? Hi my name is Leslie and a US Citizen. I was born aboard. I believe I need the insurance, and proof of income and that should be enough to begin the process I own an apartment there where to live and we are retired and non looking for job. but comuna said, i must show 5800€ in my account and also insurance , for applying carta di identita …whatbis this?? Dear Sosho, That was it ! I’m afraid to tell you that you need a long term visa (at least 2 years’) to apply for an Italian residency through the described process. We are having a civil ceremony in Italy this summer and will live together in Italy. Dear Antonio, In order to prove our this for tax purposes is it advisable to advise the local commune when we are out of Italy so they can record it in the residents register? You will be asked to pay for a revenue stamp (about €14.62) and charged an administration fee. Do I need to send any other documents or do anything else from my side? Can I stay in Italy and buy a house and apply residence visa without returning to Vietnam? How do I even start this process please? you do not intend moving to Italy permanently and applying for residency). I am now in Borgosesia renting an apartment and hoping to start the process to acquire residency. Yours sincerely, before being able to tell you anything you’d let me know whether or not your parents loose their Italian citizenship. I am a South African. Permanent Residency in Italy Being a permanent resident in Italy has certain advantages. I am married and my wife was born in the US and is a US citizen I am working in Italy on Blue Card on a Fixed Term Contract. The card should be one of the new Carta d’Identità Elettronica. We are scared to try to buy something until we are assured we can stay. Andrea Parisi, Hi Andrea, Of course, a dully authorized Procura (power of attorney) may be used, Of course, it must be in Italian. I moved to Rome one year ago, and have now found work. Andrea Parisi. Haunted by memories of more illustrious times when it was the site of rich and powerful Greek colonies, the architecture of property in Calabria often reflects such curiosities as Greek speaking villages and an Albanian community dating back 500 years. Andrea Parisi, Dear Andrea, Applying for Italian residency gives tax breaks when buying a property. Andrea Parisi, I am a US citizen both of my parents are full blooded Italians I want to move to Italy and have dual residency with my wife what do I need to do also would like to purchase or rent a domicile When we arrive, Dear Michael, Please help us make a move from stalemate :-). For a residency application for a British national with the Roma commune, what is the amount of savings required if you are not in employment currently? They still said we need an income. Dear Gabriel, How many months per year do you need to live in Italy to be considered a resident? Canada’s laws regarding foreigners buying real estate in the country are not related to citizenship. My husband is currently listed on the AIRE and we currently reside in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hi Andrea, When you register with the National Health Service, you receive a document called the “Tesserino sanitario personale” (Italian Health Insurance Card), that entitles you to a lot of free or part paid services (ticket sanitario) which can vary from region to region. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 6. Italy Property Guides the process would be the same? At the moment I live in Trieste, where I rent a flat. i have the same issue i expried my Permesso di Soggiorno & applied for new one waiting from last 7 months its still on pending what shall i do as soon as i get my soggiorno dear. Thanks Dear Kwame Kaachire, Now me and my partner would like to have a baby (my partners lives in another part of Italy). If he can apply for EU passport or other means to be able to achieve living in Italy. The amount will vary from place to place, as will the time it takes for them to issue  you with your residency permit. Unless, of course, you live in a country with reciprocity. We won’t be married before I leave so I don’t know if I can even get one. Also, take into account that you have to declare which kind of “lavoro autonomous” you are going to undertake in Italy. Don’t worry if they don’t have their residency through yet. We are thinking to move to Italy. I was a resident in Italy for 9 years and married an italian in Italy in 1996. can I still get the residence permit if I got accepted in one of Italian Universities while I’m still in my tourism period visa or I have to go back to my country and get another entrance visa? I got offered a Post-Doc/Researcher position from Università degli Studi di Trieste. You can show it instead of your passport when you are out and about in Italy. you don’t need your residency listed in Rome to be able to start working, as the Law doesn’t require residence at the moment to sign any employment contract. – have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system during their period of residence and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover, or any other equivalent means; What on earth does “sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system” mean exactly? Regards. Kind regards I bring my family in Italy on Tourist Visa and within 8 days of their arrival, I applied for Family Cohesion. My questions are Hence, in order to avoid any other “problems” or “misunderstandings” with Italian Tax Office, if I were you I wouldn’t advise the local Comune… Their policies start at about €150 for the year. What’s the name of this town in Puglia region of Italy? It goes without saying that if they are going to get Italian residency once purchased a property in Italy, they’d start thinking about applying for a long term visa (also called type “D” visa) instead of a tourist visa. Please could you help advise where I can obtain 200 euro insurance? It can take years here . Kind regards, the issue is related to the possibility that Questura’s staff checks on whether or not you’re living in Italy, so if they realise you don’t have a residence address you’d be asked to go to their office to explain. My question is I am now retired and have family in treviso and want to live in Italy for a couple of years . “No, this is not possible. Really very disoppinted for us.. I would like some advice from you if is possible to advise me My family and I have been travelling through EU for the last six months and unfortunately I have experienced some health problems causing significant hospitalisation in both Spain and Portugal. Pls sir, I hv 7yrs resident in Italy an am working. Andrea Parisi, Buongorno, What conditions do I need? For more information about mortgage loans and financing property in Portugal see our article on financing property. If possible, after buying a house in Italy can I pick up my wife and two child to? I have a 2 year residenza elettiva reidence permit. I go to angraphe(comune di bergamo) for carta di identita.,.. Andrea, Hello Andrea, Andrea Parisi. it is well possible for you and your family to get Italian residency. Are family members joining an EU citizen who has the right to live in Italy. For instance, you won’t pay the annual tax on the ownership of your property. Grazie mille. EUR 100,000 business investment in Latvia or EUR 250,000 Government bonds or EUR 250,000 property investment or EUR 300,000 bank deposit or; Latvia immigrant investor program (Latvia golden visa) Residency by investment scheme in Europe. My wife and I are British and have had a property in Borgo A Mazzono near Lucca for the last 15 years. in1960 we were naturalised british . italy@propertyguides.com I was born in South Africa, however my father had naturalised for a brief period as South African at the time of my birth. Can you help with the following points. UK nationals who are resident in Italy, and need help to complete their residence application or registration, can get support from organisations funded by the UK Nationals Support Fund. If you have an income you must show proof of that. “Obtaining residency in Italy can bring you various tax benefits, such as a reduced payment of a 4% tax on the purchase of your ‘main home’ and reduced payment of other municipal taxes. Hi Could you please tell me If I complete 5 years of education in Italy, is that will bring me a chance to stay permanently in italy? The insurance policy you’d get costs approximately 200 Euros. I am currently waiting for a birth certificate to be issued, however there is an issue with my name (the same as my bloodline father who is now deceased) and the consulate informed me at the time of my acceptance that the town may or may not issue a birth certificate. Some person we met in Napoli told us that if we invest 30000 euro it is possible. I was going to apply for Italian citizenship through my grandfather since he never became a us citizen nor did my grandmother . This is the first step towards residency in Portugal. Hello Chris, i would like Dual nationality how do i obtain this ,the Consulate in London are not very helpful Our only unmarried daughter aged 25 has just got her M.tech in Data Analytics in IT field from a valid Indian University. “The same requirements that apply to European citizens apply to them as well. My paternal grandfather did join the US military during WW1. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. before answering your question you’d let me know whether or not your dad renounced to Italian citizenship… Now that I want to move back, I need to take into consideration the residency permit for a more than 3 month stay and public healthcare, especially because this time I want to move back I have an additional problem: an illness that I require daily medication for. Our plan is to retire in Italy (probably in or near Verona) in April 2018. I’d say that a bank transfer is the best way to pay the property’s purchase price. Hi – I work for a US citizen and his wife who are currently living in the UK under a BRP Tier 2 (General) Leave to Remain / BPR PBS Dependant Leave to Remain who are purchasing a 2nd property in Italy. However I’m sure these conditions are not a legal place for a family with young children to be living. According to the Italian State police every citizen of the European Union has the right to move and reside freely in Italy. 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