How to Apply for Residency in Italy

| February 22, 2017
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Once you move to Italy, you may need or want to establish your legal residence in your new home in the peninsula, whether you have bought it or just rent it.

If you still have any doubts about residency and your stay in Italy, read this interview with lawyer Andrea Parisi, the principal of the “Andrea Parisi Law” firm, who talked to us about the subject.

 

1. What do you have to do to establish your residency in Italy?

“Well, as an EU citizen, you can stay in Italy as long as you want with your passport or your national ID card, but you need to inform the local central police station (the “Questura”), which will provide you with a permit in the event that you want to remain for more than three months.

So, if you are 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. However, there is some paperwork that you need to submit to the General Register Office (Ufficio Anagrafe) of the town hall (Comune) where your property is located.

Firstly you must provide a valid passport or identity card from your country of origin, for yourself and for each of your family members if you want to obtain residency in Italy for them as well. Secondly, you must submit an application form to ask for residency or your change of residence and, if needed, an application form (in duplicate) to report the change on your driving licence or vehicle registration certificate. 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.

I should mention that you can use the application form to ask for a change of residence from one property to another, whether both properties are located in the same Italian town or in different towns in Italy, or if you are moving to your house in Italy from abroad.

Moreover, you will have to apply for a declaration that you are changing residence. 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. 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.

After that, a town hall officer will check that your declaration is true: he or she will come to check that you’re actually living there.

Once residence is granted, you will be issued with a certificate of residence.”

2. But what about non-EU citizens? How can they obtain residency and how long can they stay in Italy?

“The same requirements that apply to European citizens apply to them as well. However, they also need to attach their Entry Visa (visto d’ingresso) when requested by Italian authorities in case there are no specific international bilateral agreements between Italy and your country.

If you want to obtain a “family residency”, you also need to include the visa for each family member, of course.

Bear in mind that people from a non-EU country can stay in Italy with a visa for 90 days: this is always necessary. If you want to remain for longer than three months, you need to ask for a residency permit (permesso di soggiorno) within 8 days from the time you arrive in the country. You can request it at the local “Questura” in the ‘boot-shaped’ country or at an Italian Embassy or Consulate in your home country before departure.

The residency permit will be granted on the same basis that you previously applied for the visa: for study, work or health reasons. Once you have it, you can stay for the duration of the visa. It will also allow you to visit the other countries belonging to the Schengen area and move freely around the Schengen Zone for no more than 90 days in any six-month period, provided you take your passport or equivalent identity document always with you.”

3. How long does it take to obtain residency in Italy?

“If you have a regular entry visa, you can obtain a residency permit from the Questura within 60 days. Once you have it, the town hall can grant you resident status within a further 60 days.”

4. Once you are a resident in my home in Italy, can you stay in Italy as long as you want? And what if you’re not yet a resident, how long can you stay before you must return?

“Well once you have obtained your residency in Italy, you can remain in Italy only until your residency permit expires. This means between 2 and 5 years. If you are not a resident then you can only stay for 90 days unless you have a special permit for study, work, health, or similar.”

5. How many months per year do you need to live in Italy to be considered a resident? On the other hand, if you want to stay at my property in Italy for a few months every year what will you need to do?

“To be considered a resident you need to live in Italy for at least 6 months and one day. If you intend to stay for less than this, then the period will depend on your entry visa.”

6. What if you have Italian citizenship but you’re living abroad (e.g., Argentina)? How can you obtain residency? Does that make the process easier?

“The same rules are applied as for European citizens. But as in this case you are an Italian citizen, the process might possibly be quicker.”

7. Can you buy or rent property, or start up a business in Italy, even if you are not yet resident in Italy? Can you obtain Italian residency even if you are not an Italian citizen?

“You can apply for residency if you have rented or bought a house in Italy, and it doesn’t matter if you’re not an Italian citizen, or if you don’t want to apply for Italian citizenship in the future. And of course you can buy a house even if you are not resident in Italy or you’re not an Italian citizen.”

“Should you need to obtain residency for business reasons you need to ask for a business visa at an Italian diplomatic representation in your country of origin. In this way you can stay in Italy for a short period of time, i.e., no more than 90 days. Usually you can obtain one by providing proof that you are travelling for business reasons, and guaranteeing you have adequate financial resources for the period of stay and health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000.00, as stated by the Ministry of Interior.”

8. What are the benefits of having Italian residency?

“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. For instance, you won’t pay the annual tax on the ownership of your property. In addition, as an Italian resident living in Italy you have the possibility of enrolling in the National Health Service and benefiting from the health care assistance provided to Italian citizens. 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. These include general medical examinations in clinics and specialist medical appointments; medical visits at home; hospitalisation; vaccinations; blood tests; X-rays; ultrasound; medicines; re-education and prosthetic care.”

“In any case, whether you are a resident in Italy or not, you are entitled to receive some services such as social protection for pregnancy and maternity; protection of minors’ health; vaccinations; international prophylaxis actions; prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, and so on.”

9. Are there paperwork expenses for obtaining residency in Italy?

“You have to pay the revenue stamp and administrative fees for a total of about €150.00.”

10. Can you have double residency (e.g., in Italy and the Netherlands)?

“No, this is not possible. However, you can keep your domicile abroad even if you have obtained Italian residency. 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.”

11. In order to gain residency, do you need to learn Italian?

“This is not required. However, nowadays some town halls ask you to have a basic knowledge of the language, just so you know what is written in the documents you have to submit.”

12. If one owns property in Italy and has a daughter. We would like her to attend school in Italy. Do you have to be resident to do this?

“According to Article 45 of Presidential Decree no. 394/1999, non-Italian citizens, regardless of the legitimacy of their position, (resident or not), are entitled to access to education provided by Italian schools and all the schools have a consequent obligation to accept them. Registration can still take place even if the school year has already started, and non-Italian pupils subject to compulsory education are automatically entered into the relevant class for their chronological age, unless the teachers decide to allocate them to a specific class.”

 

Andrea Parisi is the principal of the “Andrea Parisi Law” firm. Qualified in Italy as an Avvocato in 2002, Andrea specializes in commercial litigation and Private International Law, providing legal representation before Italian Courts in complex and high-value cross-border disputes and can offer consulting services both in Italian and English.

 

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65 thoughts on “How to Apply for Residency in Italy

  1. Paola Moore

    In our experience you must provide evidence of medical insurance cover in Italy. The tourist health card will not be sufficient. After providing the necessary paperwork (ID, proof of property ownership, medical insurance) then the registrar (anagrafo) will begin the residency process and notify the questura. It is then subject to a visit by the local vigile (polizia dello Stato) who will visit, unannounced, within the following 40 days. this is to make sure that you are actually ‘living’ at the address. Following this process you can also apply for a carta d’identita from the commune.
    Paola (Umbria)

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Paola,

      I agree with what you say about the medical insurance.
      However, it is necessary to have the papers in order with regard to the Questura before applying the “Ufficio Anagrafe” of the “Comune”.

      Andrea Parisi

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      1. salman

        hi mr andrea i am doing a job in dubai as a restaurant manager and i want to open restaurant in italy can you please let me know how much money do i need to start the restaurant and i will get Residency permit?

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      2. Grace

        Greetings!
        Good day , can i jusr ask if i applied tourist visa (3 months only) , am i can still apply for residence permit even not for work, study or business purposes? And if i got my permit to stay longer than 3 months, am i able to have work there even only tourist visa?. Thanks in advance for your response. GOD BLESS.

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    2. Shahram SAFAVI

      Hello

      I hope you can help.

      My wife and I are British and have had a property in Borgo A Mazzono near Lucca for the last 15 years.

      Last month we tried to apply for residentship. We went to the commune offices in Borgo Borgo A Mazzono. The registrar asked us for the form E121, which was replaced to S1 a few years ago. Having contacted UK offices, getting form S1 seems a complex process.

      How can we get the registrar to accept medical insurance if this what is required?
      How can we get medical insurance that is acceptable to the registrar in Borgo?
      Do we need an Italian insurance company – If so who do you recommend?

      Any help is much appreciated.

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  2. Durteger

    Will UK citizens still be covered by Italian healthcare once Britain withdraws from the EU?

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Durtegger,

      in any case, whether you are a resident in Italy or not, you are entitled to receive the services listed in item no. 8 of the above article. Obviously, if you get Italian residency you’ll be protected by the whole services provided by the National Health System.

      Andrea Parisi

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  3. Susan

    I am British and hold a British passport. 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. I am going over to the house in early June for a number of months and would like to understand the process of obtaining such residency – please can you assist.

    Gracie
    Susan

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Susan,
      first of all let me specify that you have to obtain Italian Residency within 18 and not 12 months of purchase. The process of obtaining such residency starts by submitting the relevant application at the Town Hall. If you let me know which city your property is located in it is likely I can assist you.
      Kindest regards

      Andrea Parisi

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  4. John

    Hi Andrea,

    I am a Canadian/born with Italian citizenship, I am interested in buying an apartment in Veneto/Venezia/Padua region sometime in the future, what is the easiest way for payment for property .. ?

    Should I use Canadian banks and write a cheque or use wire transfer ?

    or

    Should I open a bank account in Italy and then wire-transfer the funds from the Canadian bank to an Italian bank and then purchase the property ?

    Thanks for response.

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear John,
      thanks for writing in.
      I’d say that a bank transfer is the best way to pay the property’s purchase price.
      Indeed, according to Italian law, any payments (deposit, further instalments, balance) have to be “trackable”.
      Anyway, you can wire the money directly from your Canadian account as there’s no need to pay via an Italian bank account.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  5. Theresa Pantano

    I am a Canadian citizen born with Italian grandparents from Treviso. My mother was born in Canada . My question is I am now retired and have family in treviso and want to live in Italy for a couple of years . I can afford to not work and can afford to purchase international medical insurance . 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 . The agent was very vague and somewhat rude to me . He simply said you need to have an income of min 48k per year coming into your bank account per year . That was it ! Can you please give me a better idea how to handle this . 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 . any assistance would be a great help .

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Theresa,
      the circumstance you’ve been told you have to show a 48k income per year sounds very strange to me.
      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).
      Once in Italy, your long term visa would be replaced with a long term permission of staying by applying the Questura (i.e. the local Police Department).
      Kind regards

      Andrea Parisi

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    2. TGS

      Hi the Vancouver embassy has told us the same thing. We told them we aren’t of retiring age but we have more than enough cash. They still said we need an income. I then asked based on our age and financial position, what visa do we qualify for? They sent me the link for the embassy website again. Basically meaning we don’t qualify for any visa if we want to stay longer than 90 days! Seems a bit ridiculous. Have you found out any more info?

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  6. Alan Grigoletto

    Hello Andrea,

    I am a newly minted Italian Citizen with dual US/Italian passports. I took a one year lease on an apartment in Bassano with my wife who holds only a US passport. I’m greatly confused about the requirements to obtain la “carte di sanita” for us while we remain here and travel back to US for short periods under 60 days to visit our children. I’m retired and have adequate means to support us. I belive as a citizen of Italy I’m entitled to emergency services and by marriage my wife is as well? I have a codice fiscale, rental agreement and marriage cerificate written in Italian. What time period is require for residency?

    Grazie in anticipo

    Alan Grigoletto

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Alan,
      I suggest you to go to Agenzia delle Entrate (i.e. the tax office) to convert the “codice fiscale” with “tessera sanitaria”.
      By having a “tessera sanitaria” you are entitled to join the “Servizio Sanitario Nazionale” (i.e. the National Health System).
      However, some local branches of the Agenzia delle Entrate ask applicants to show their residency status before granting the tessera sanitaria, so that you have to apply the local Municipality.
      Municipalities grant residency status if applicants can prove they have a place to live, enough means to survive (approximately 15000 per year for 2 persons) and a policy.
      Kind regards

      Andrea Parisi

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  7. Ash

    Hi

    I am Jordanian and I am residence in Saudi Arabia , my degree is engineering in electronics and communication, and also I have my MBA from Geneva, I am planning to start a business under my brother in law company in Milan, and he want to make me residence in Italy for easier traveling, the question is how many days I should stay in Italy to maintain the residency?, I will be getting salary from the company and will pay all taxes.

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Ash,
      according to Italian law you’d spend in Italy most of your time.
      Andrea Parisi

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  8. Gabriel

    Dear Andrea,

    I am a US citizen holding a us passport. If I enter Italy on a tourist Schengen visa, meaning only with my passport since US citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for a 90 in 180 days stay in the Schengen countries, would I still be able to apply for a Italian residency after entering Italy through a process you described above?

    Thanks in advance for your time.

    Kind Regards,
    Gabriel

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Gabriel,
      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.
      Kind regards,

      Andrea Parisi

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      1. Gabriel

        Dear Andrea,

        Thanks for your answer. I understand that its not possible to obtain Italian residency entering as a tourist, but just to follow up on my initial question, what if I obtain temporary residency in another EU country, say Germany for example, can I then travel to Italy and apply for temporary residence through the described process or will I still need to apply for a visa at an Italian consulate in Germany before entering Italy. Thanks again for your time.

        Kind Regards,
        Gabe

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  9. Stephen Mills

    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. I’m 58yo so not of state pensionable age. Also I have no intention to work in Italy as I have private means.
    Thankyou
    Steve

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Steve,
      you’d prove an annual income amounting to 12-13,000 Euros.
      Moreover, you’d also get an insurance policy which costs around 200 Euros per year.
      Kind Regards
      Andrea Parisi

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      1. Stephen Mills

        Thanks Andrea, can a lump sum be taken into consideration instead of income?
        I only have very small pension of 5,000 Euros but have capital enough to easily provide for my needs.
        Medical cover just 200 Euros p.a? Really !!

        Regards
        Steve

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        1. Andrea Parisi

          Dear Steve,
          I confirm a lump sum can be taken into consideration instead of annual income, provided you keep to your bank account the amount of money (better some money more…) I’ve already informed you about.
          The insurance policy you’d get costs approximately 200 Euros.
          Kind regards,
          Andrea Parisi

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  10. Onyeakazi Jude Chukwuma

    Hello Andrea,
    I am a Nigerian Citizen with residence in Italy. This is my 7th year in Italy. The truth of the matter is that I have no work and as such have not been paying tax. Am I entitled to file for citizenship as well, despite the fact that I have no work?
    Thanks for your time.

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Onyeakazi Jude Chukwuma,
      I’m afraid to tell you that first of all you have to wait for further 3 years’ time before applying for citizenship, but I can’t guarantee your citizenship applicaton will be successfull as you haven’t been working nor paying taxes over last 7 years.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  11. VIKRAM

    Hi, Andrea,

    The Permanent Residency of Italy Looking me like a Rocket science !

    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? How can I get permanent residency entered as a student

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Vikram,
      unfortunately 5 years of education in Italy are not sufficient to get permanent residency.
      I assume you are more than 18 years’ old and that you don’t have parents who got Italian citizenship, hence you will always have to prove the Italian Government of being provided with a house to stay and enough money to survive.
      Regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  12. Dianne

    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. I believe they need to first have an entrance visa before being able to apply for residency. Please can you tell me the procedure for this as I am struggling to find all the information I need on various websites and seem to be going round in circles.

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Dianne,
      I confirm that the US citizens you mentioned need an entrance visa before entering Italy, however this is not such a difficult thing.
      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.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  13. Mike

    Hi Andrea,

    Me and my wife & our four children have just moved to Italy and have a CONTRATTO DI COMODATO can we use this to get our residency in Italy?

    We are from the United Kingdom.

    Many thanks

    Mike

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Hello Mike,
      yes of course you can use the “comodato” contract to get your residency, as the Law just requires you have a house to live in, no matter you pay for it.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  14. Sosho

    can I get permanent residencey in Italy if I buy a house ? any help or advice to settlement in Italy.

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Sosho,
      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.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  15. noor

    Hi andrea
    -the local vigilie complet there process ,now my residency file is in the questura, after how many days i expect to get my residency?
    -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? or get a new visa ? or its better not leave Italy ?
    -can the lawyer make the process faster in questura?
    Thanks

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Noor,
      now the vigile completed his task I’d say that you’d get your residency in less than 30 days’ time.
      Given that the vigile already came to check if you was at home, you can leave Italy and come back in September before you get your residency papers, provided you always have a valid visa as you enter Italy.
      Under a legal point of view, the lawyer can’t make the process faster in Questura.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  16. Michael J Perri

    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

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Michael,
      before being able to tell you anything you’d let me know whether or not your parents loose their Italian citizenship.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  17. Adam

    Dear Andrea,
    I am Algerian citizen and I have no legal entry to Italy, I have heard about Italy releases 2017 work permit quotas for non-EU nationals, one of the content of the 2017 Quota Decree is :
    Foreign nationals who have completed specific educational programs in their home country: 500 permits.
    I think I fill this requirement as I have a Master degree in my home country but my question when will the process start to submit my application and how I will get the work contract if I have no residence card in Italy as non of the employer will make a contract for some one who is illegal.. 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.
    Thank you so much in advance

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Adam,
      I confirm what you say about the 2017 work releases, but we are still waiting for the Government to issues some shorter decrees to better explain how the major decree works.
      Anyway, bear in mind that you have to have your passport in place before entering Italy.
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  18. harter

    Hi Andrea,

    My parent is an Italian citizen and born there but married and lived in UK in the 1950s
    She applied for Italian residency about 5 years ago and owns a house in Italy, but never managed to
    spend 6 months and a day in Italy, due to health issues and NHS use. She recovered last year
    and went to Italy permanently. Now we are looking at her taxes and wondering if she paid
    tax in the correct country, she paid tax in Italy as she was resident there but lived in UK. She did not own a house in Uk, she stayed with a relative.

    Would residency in Italy and owning a home there, make her a UK or Italian tax resident?

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Harter,
      an Italian residency would make her an Italian tax resident, however consider that she will never get a double taxation (i.e. if her pension or any other UK recurring income is taxed in UK she won’t be taxed again in Italy).
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  19. steven smith

    Hello, wonder if you can help.
    Am a resident in Italy with our own home.
    I understand that if we are out of the country for more than 182 days a year we are not subject to Tax on our worldwide Income?
    We have a daughter who lives in America and plan to spend a number of months with her NExt year and with our family in UK?
    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?
    Thanks for your help

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Steven,
      whether you are British or American citizen, your foreign incomes will not be taxed in Italy, no matter you spend most of the year out of Italy.
      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…
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  20. Shahram SAFAVI

    Hello Andrea

    I hope you can help.

    My wife and I are British and have had a property in Borgo A Mazzono near Lucca for the last 15 years. Last month we tried to apply for residentship. We went to the commune offices in Borgo Borgo A Mazzono to start the process. The registrar asked us for the form E121, (E121 was replaced to S1 a few years ago). Having contacted UK offices, getting form S1 seems a complex process.

    How can we get the registrar to accept medical insurance if this what is required?
    How can we get medical insurance that is acceptable to the registrar in Borgo?
    Do we need an Italian insurance company – If so who do you recommend?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Kind regards

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Shahram SAFAVI,
      the registrarcouldn’t ask you the form E121 nor S1 as the Law requires a medical insurance policy to get Italian residency.
      Said policy takes the place of any other form.
      However, before getting any medical insurance, in order not to waste money you’d better ask the registrar which kind of policy will be considered acceptable.
      Obviously you need an Italian insurance company, but any company goes well, provided that the specific policy is acceptable for the registrar.
      Kind regards,
      Andrea Parisi

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  21. Dave

    Hi,

    I am due to start a short term contract in October for 3mnths but is highly likely to be extended for a further 12mnths.

    I am taking my wife and children and intend to get them enrolled into a local Italian school which from what I have read they need to be an Italian resident and have to state that we will live in Italy permanently even though it might only be 15mnths.

    Can you recommend the best way to move forward with residency if indeed we need to do that.

    Thanks

    Dave

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Dave,
      I reckon you’d better ask your employer to issue a formal declaration about your contract likely to be extended for a further 12mnths.
      It is not necessary you, your wife and children to get a permanent Italian residency to get children enrolled into a local Italian school as a family long term permission of staying for business (based on a long term business visa) will be considered sufficient.
      Kind regards,
      Andrea Parisi

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  22. Danielle

    Hello Andrea

    I hope you can help. I have dual citizenship, and one of them is an Italian passport. I was born aboard. I moved to Rome one year ago, and have now found work. I am due to start working. I have not declared my residency yet as they ask for proof of rent contract- (which unfortunately my landlady does not have!!!)

    Do I need my residency listed in Rome (if it is still abroad?) to be able to start working? How does this affect taxes?

    In other words- by avoiding changing my residency to Rome, can I still work legally in Italy (even if I have an Italian passport)

    Thanks so much
    Danielle

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    1. Andrea Parisi

      Dear Danielle,
      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.
      This won’t affect taxes as your income will be taxed in Italy and won’t abroad (I assume you are resident in the US or the UK).
      Alla above given, I confirm that by avoiding changing your residency to Rome, you can still work legally in Italy (no matter you have an Italian passport in your case).
      Kind regards
      Andrea Parisi

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  23. Andrea Parisi

    Dear Harter,
    an Italian residency would make her an Italian tax resident, however consider that she will never get a double taxation (i.e. if her pension or any other UK recurring income is taxed in UK she won’t be taxed again in Italy).
    Kind regards
    Andrea Parisi

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  24. Sam Perera

    Dear Andrea,
    I am a Srilankan and I came to Italy in Oct 2011. I have a residence from that date to January 2017 but at the moment I have no residence here. My husband can give me a hospitality . There is a house contract under his name and under one of his friend ‘s name. Is it possible for me to apply for the Carta siogiono. My husband already have a Carta siogiono.
    Thank you
    Sam Perera

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  25. Dennis

    Hello – I am British – I lived in Italy from 1991 to 2002 and had residency there.
    I’m thinking of returning back to Italy and have all the conditions needed for residency in place.
    My question is once I return and have residency again, can my previous length of stay be used for an application of permeant residence and or application for citizenship?

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  26. Jitendra

    We couple are Registered practicing doctors of Indian System Of Medicine and Yoga Therapy, aged 59. Our only unmarried daughter aged 25 has just got her M.tech in Data Analytics in IT field from a valid Indian University. She is not doing Job right now. If all of us want to migrate to Italy by investing money there in some business (except agriculture) what amount we need to invest? Please answer. All of three have just returned from Europe tour and liked this county too much. Some person we met in Napoli told us that if we invest 30000 euro it is possible. I am also a published writer in English. Your help will be highly appreciated.

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  27. Elisabeth

    Hello Andrea,

    I recently corresponded with the Visti department at the Italian consulate in San Francisco. i would be interested if your understanding is the same.
    I am a US citizen married for 28 years to a dual citizen (US and Italian). Our marriage was in the US, but is registered in Padova. My husband is currently listed on the AIRE and we currently reside in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    He has an Italian passport, a codice famiglia and a codice fiscale.
    Our plan is to retire in Italy (probably in or near Verona) in April 2018. We will be looking for an apartment to lease and then establish residency. My question is in regards to whether I need to obtain a visa before leaving the US? The consulate said that …”the family visa for foreign nationals married to Italian citizens has been eliminated completely”. They say I can travel to Italy visa-free for 90 days, then we can both go to the local Questura to apply for residency once we have an apartment.
    Will I need Italian health insurance until my residency is confirmed?
    Will the Questura require an FBI and state background checks for me?

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Cordiali saluti,
    Elisabeth

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  28. Antonio Vilone

    Hello Andrea! I’m Italian born and live in Canada as a Canadian Citizen. Both of my parents retired and moved back to Italy! My father died in 2004 without a will and my mother died in 2016. My mother had a will and left her share of the house to 3 sons. We also have a sister that lives in Italy and lives 100 miles from where my mother lived. She did not participate in my mother’s life in a positive way and now she is making it that it is impossible to enjoy our property in Italy! 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. Question? How do we get her to sell her share to us for a reasonable price as she is very unrealistic. I know that Italian courts are backed up for many years and do not wish to take this route! Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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  29. Pawan

    Hello sir,
    My husband is in Italy.He got his 6 month residency after expiry date with the mistake of questura member..now,what can he do for getting soggiorno..Sir please help me…

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  30. Qasim Ali

    Dear sir / madam..

    I am visitor of italy like its my first time to visit here in italy please guide me what is the legal way to apply residence of italy furthermore i have only one month visa for schengon so kindly guide me..

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  31. Noor Ahmad

    Dear,

    As the Mayor of South Italy town Puglia has announced residency for expats. I want to know how to apply for it. Please guide.

    Noor Ahmad
    00971501282327

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    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Noor,

      We’ve never heard about it. What’s the name of this town in Puglia region of Italy?

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com Team

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  32. Jeremiah

    I’m Nigerian married to an Italian citizen in Italy.
    I don’t have any Italian document before and please want do I need for my resident card meaning the process

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  33. Caroline

    Hello. I am an Australian resident and my grandparents were born in Italy and died in Italy. My father became an Australian citizen before I was born however I do not know if he retained dual citizenship.
    I would like to understand whether I have any chance at having Italian citizenship. My father when living in Australia (now passed) received an Italian Pension and my mother now receieves the pension.
    Thank you

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  34. Abdelmalek

    Dear Mr Andrea Parisi,
    Could you please provide me your contact number?

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