Immigration to Italy
Residence permit and Italian citizenship

Since 1992 Feod Group has been providing a wide range of immigration, business and legal services in Italy

Immigration services in Italy:
✔ Obtaining a National D visa at the Italian Embassy
✔ Residence permit in Italy for the whole family
✔ Moving to Italy for permanent residence
✔ Representation of interests at the Embassy by an Italian advocate
✔ Assistances after refusal of a visa to Italy

Legal and business services in Italy:
✔ Business registration and purchase of companies in Italy
✔ Obtaining the status of a tax resident in Italy
✔ Opening an account with a bank in Italy
✔ Property rentals in all regions of Italy
✔ Purchasing apartments, houses, villas in Italy

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Immigration to Italy


Italy is a member of the European Union and one of the most popular countries for family emigration.

The Italian resident card provides its holder with many advantages.

✔ Freedom of movement. By becoming a resident of Italy, you can freely enter the country
✔ Living in a country with a high European standard of living and social security
✔ Access to quality healthcare and education
✔ It is possible to obtain a residence permit for the whole family
✔ Access to lending in Italian banks
✔ Obtaining citizenship after 10 years of residence
✔ Opportunity to receive a Non Domiciled Resident tax credit.

In order to stay in the country for more than 90 days, you must obtain a Temporary Residence Permit in Italy (Permesso di soggiorno).

Obtaining a residence permit in Italy

Italian immigration law provides several options for obtaining a residence permit. Contact our Italian lawyer Daniele Papone and our specialists will select for you the optimal program for obtaining a residence permit in Italy, depending on your goals and needs.


Residence permit in Italy - Residenza elettiva


This category is intended for financially independent foreigners and their family members who would only like to reside in Italy, without having to work or invest in a business.

Under the terms of this program, the applicant must provide documentary evidence of sufficient financial resources, which will be sufficient to live in Italy without the need to work there.

The minimum income must be from 30,000 euros per year for the main applicant, and for a family of 3-4 people – an annual income of about 100,000 euros.

The minimum income must be fully derived from passive sources: rental income from movable or immovable property, royalties, dividends, monthly pension payments.

In practice, it is desirable to demonstrate several different sources of income from the main applicant: labor active income, participation in a company, income from deposits, bank savings, etc.

Your spouse and minor children will also be able to obtain a residence permit in Italy.


Investor visa to Italy - Рermesso di soggiorno per investitori


1. For a residence permit in Italy on an investor visa, a foreigner who has invested can apply:

2. The investment must be placed within three months after entering Italy.

3. The investment period must be at least 2 years.

4. The investor must prove that he has sufficient income to support his residence in Italy.

5. Documentary confirmation of the source of origin of funds for investments and the right to them.

After entering Italy, the investor is issued a residence permit for a period of two years (permesso di soggiorno “per investitori”), which can be extended for another three years, subject to all legal requirements.

After 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit in Italy.

After 10 years of uninterrupted residence, it is possible to start the procedure for obtaining Italian citizenship.



    Business immigration to Italy - lavoro autonomo


    Business immigration to Italy has always been popular among entrepreneurs and investors and is a reliable way to obtain a residence permit, and in the future, permanent residence in Italy.

    Business immigration options to Italy

    You can receive a residence permit in Italy for the purpose of entrepreneurial activity under the category Lavoro autonomo (Permesso di soggiorno – Lavoro autonomo).

    The category “Lavoro autonomo” refers to self-employment or independent activities in Italy and has several subcategories. The main ones are:

    As a rule, Permesso di soggiorno in the Lavoro autonomo category is issued for 2 years. Further, if the entrepreneur develops his business, there is no tax and salary arrears, then the residence permit is extended every 2 years.

    After 5 years of legal and continuous residence in Italy, you can apply for permanent residence in Italy and after 10 years of continuous residence in Italy apply for Italian citizenship.


    Family reunification in Italy


    Family members of a citizen or foreigner legally residing in Italy can immigrate to Italy on this basis.

    Family members include:

    Reunification with a foreigner legally residing in Italy

    Foreigners residing in Italy legally with a residence permit of at least one year are eligible for family reunification.

    The prerequisites for such reunification are:

    Only after receiving nulla osta can relatives apply to the Embassy for a D visa.

    Upon arrival in Italy, you must apply for a residence permit for family reasons (Il permesso di soggiorno per motivi familiari), which is issued for the same period as the residence permit of the main applicant.


    Permanent residence permit and citizenship of Italy

    Permanent residence in Italy – Carta di soggiorno

    Staying in the country legally for 5 years or more gives a foreigner the right to receive a permanent resident card in Italy. For registration of permanent residence in Italy, in addition to personal documents, it is also necessary to confirm the presence of a permanent income not lower than the established social minimum and the absence of tax arrears.

    How to obtain Italian citizenship

    The legislation provides for the possibility of obtaining a passport of an Italian citizen:

    Immigration lawyers Feod Group will provide you with professional assistance at all stages of the renewal of immigration status and obtaining Italian citizenship.


      Is it possible with a residence permit in Italy to move freely around the EU and the Schengen countries?

      Yes, the residence permit in Italy grants the right to visa-free entry and movement in all Schengen countries in Europe.

      Is it possible to obtain a residence permit in Italy when buying a property?

      In Italy there is no program for obtaining a residence permit through real estate. The acquisition of real estate in Italy is considered solely as an additional advantage when applying for a residence permit for financially independent foreigners as the elected place of residence – Residenza elettiva.

      How to extend a residence permit in Italy?

      A request for renewal of a residence permit is submitted to the Questura at the place of residence within 90 days prior to the expiration of the permit. The requirements for renewing a residence permit may differ in different provinces. Within 60 days, the applicant receives a response from the Questura, but there are times when it takes 6-8 months to receive an answer, due to the need to provide additional documentation.

      Contact the immigration lawyers of Feod Group, and avoid delaying the process of considering a package of documents for renewing a residence permit.

      How to apply for citizenship in Italy?

      To obtain Italian citizenship, you must have lived in the country for 10 years, receive sufficient income, have no criminal record or tax debts.

      Proficiency in Italian is not a requirement for citizenship.

      Italian law does not prohibit dual citizenship.

      Article author

      Luhina Iryna Head of department
      Visas and Immigration
      In 2006 graduated from the National Aviation University (NAU), Kiev with a degree in Philology, Translation. Irina Lugina has many years of successful work experience in large companies with a voluminous workflow. Within Feod Group specializes in: visa support by category for financially ...
      In 2006 graduated from the National Aviation University (NAU), Kiev with a degree in Philology, Translation. Irina Lugina has many years of successful work experience in large companies with a voluminous workflow. Within Feod Group specializes in:
      • visa support by category for financially independent foreigners, visas for entrepreneurs and investors in the EU, Great Britain and the USA.
      • preparation and compliance of packages of documents for registration of companies in low-tax jurisdictions, opening bank accounts.
      • obtaining a residence permit and permanent residence in Ukraine on the basis of marriage and through company registration.
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      Having offices in Europe and the USA, Feod Group provides rapid paperwork and maximum customer comfort.

      We provide our clients with related services, such as relocation and adaptation abroad, organizing family relocation abroad, enrollment of children in schools and many other services.

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