Residence Permit for Digital Nomads in Italy

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Italy's Digital Nomad Visa


On April 4, 2024, Italy officially launched its visa for digital nomads, as published in the Official Gazette of Italy. Under the program for obtaining a residence permit for digital nomads in Italy, foreign citizens earning income from abroad and working remotely are eligible to relocate. Applications are considered from employees of international companies, self-employed individuals, and entrepreneurs.

These new rules significantly simplify the opportunity for non-EU citizens to work remotely in Italy. There is no longer a need for complex procedures to obtain work permits, which are usually associated with limited quotas and sponsorship or investment requirements from the employer.

The initial residence permit for digital nomads in Italy is issued for one year, and subsequent renewals are granted for two years each. After residing in Italy for 5 years, a digital nomad can apply for permanent residency (PR) in Italy, and after another five years, for citizenship and an Italian passport.

Family members of digital nomads can apply for a residence permit through family reunification simultaneously with the main applicant. Spouses, children, and parents who are financially dependent on the main applicant are eligible for residency.

Conditions for Obtaining a Digital Nomad Visa in Italy


  1. 1. Income


Applicants must have a minimum annual income from legitimate sources of €32,400 per year (the amount may vary depending on the number of family members included in the application). Additionally, digital nomads must open a deposit in an Italian bank of at least €30,000. For each adult relative, the deposit amount increases by €5,000, and for minors, by €3,000.


  1. 2. Employment


A contract with a foreign company for a period of at least one year, specifying that the employee can work remotely. The applicant must also demonstrate that they have already worked remotely for at least six months at the time of application. If you are self-employed, you must provide evidence of your business activity: contracts with a duration of at least equal to the requested residence permit.


  1. 3. Education and Work Experience


Confirmation of at least 6 months of work experience in the industry in which you plan to work remotely. If applicants do not have a higher education, they must provide evidence of 5 years of work experience in the field.


  1. 4. Proof of Residence


A notarized copy of a property purchase agreement or lease agreement in Italy.


  1. 5. Medical Insurance


Insurance must cover medical treatment and hospitalization for the entire period of your stay in Italy (alternatively, you can register with the National Health Service).


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Step-by-step process of obtaining a digital nomad visa in Italy


The applicant can apply through the Italian consulate in their country of residence/citizenship and obtain a D visa. With this visa, the applicant travels to Italy and submits the necessary documents for obtaining the digital nomad residence permit at the police station in the place of residence (Questura).

If the foreigner is already in Italy, they can submit documents within the country, provided they are in the country on a legal basis, such as temporary protection status, which allows them to legally reside in Italy.

The step-by-step process of obtaining a digital nomad visa in Italy is as follows:

  1. 1. Application through the consulate: Gathering all required documents and submitting them to the relevant diplomatic or consular representation of Italy in your country of origin or permanent residence. Processing and issuance of the visa may take from 30 to 90 days.
  2. 2. Obtaining the D visa and traveling to Italy
  3. 3. Applying for a residence permit “Permesso di Soggiorno” within 8 days of arrival in Italy.
  4. 4. Payment of government fees and submission of biometric data for the resident card
  5. 5. Obtaining the resident card in Italy


Taxes for digital nomads in Italy


Digital nomads must fully comply with Italian tax and social security obligations. To be considered a tax resident of Italy, a foreigner must apply for registration in the Registry of Italian Permanent Residents in the municipality and reside for more than 183 days a year, which meets the requirements of the Digital Nomad program.

There are two very attractive tax regimes in Italy that can apply to digital nomads:



Income tax rates in Italy

Income tax in Italy is levied at three levels: national, regional, and municipal.

0 – 28,000 euros – 23%

28,001 euros – 50,000 euros – 35%

More than 50,001 euros – 43%


Our team of tax experts is ready to provide you with all the necessary information and consultation to make informed decisions!


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    Digital Nomad Visa in Italy – FAQ
    Is there a digital nomad visa in Italy?

    Yes, starting from April 4, 2024, citizens of non-European Union countries have the opportunity to apply for a digital nomad visa to Italy.

    How long does it take to obtain a digital nomad visa in Italy?

    Obtaining a digital nomad visa in Italy takes between 30 to 90 days, provided that the submitted documents meet the requirements. According to the law, the maximum period for Consulates to process the application is not more than 90 days.

    Do digital nomads pay taxes in Italy?

    Digital nomads are required to pay taxes in Italy; however, two advantageous tax regimes are available for new tax residents. It can be expected that digital nomads will have the opportunity to benefit from these advantages.

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    Anastasia Taran Head of Corporate Services
    In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes i...
    In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes in immigration and corporate law of European countries, particularly:
    • family and corporate immigration solutions.
    • establishing a business in Europe.
    • personal and corporate taxation in Europe.
    • opening accounts in European banks.
    • obtaining a tax resident status.
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