Guide for residence permits for elective residence in Italy

19 November 2018

The visa for elective residence allows entry into Italy and EU states to foreigners who intend to settle in Italy. The applicant must demonstrate that he possesses sufficient resources to maintain himself without exercising any work activity. He will also have to have a home to elect as residence and economic resources such as: Guest Houses Annuities Income from real estate Stable economic-commercial activities Dividends from investments in corporations in Italy Other sources other than subordinate work The residence permit for elective residence can also be issued to the cohabiting spouse, to the minor children, to the cohabiting adult children and to dependent and to the cohabiting parents to load. It is also issued to the foreign citizen as a family member of a Community citizen, when he cannot fit into the definition of a family member, in particular for cohabitants of EU citizens. The duration of the residence permit has a maximum validity of one year, it can be renewed from year to year, without the need to apply for a visa each time. It cannot be renewed or extended when it appears that the foreigner has interrupted his stay in Italy for a continuous period of over six months. Except that this interruption is dependent on the need to fulfill military obligations or other serious and proven reasons. After 5 years it is possible to apply for the Residence Card, ie the EU residence permit for long-term resident. After 10 years it is possible to apply for citizenship by residence. Holders of residence permits for reasons of elective residence have the right to stay on the whole national and EU territory. They can return for the period corresponding to the duration of the residence permit. Holders can also register with the National Health Service for health insurance coverage and take out a health insurance policy. Our company is able to assist the client, through its consultants, throughout the journey to obtain a residence permit. The only advice, excluding the cost of the procedure, is free for customers who purchase a property with our assistance.

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