Investor Visa for Italy

The new “Investor visa for Italy” is now available for foreigners intending to invest in Italy. This is a visa program for investors seeking to enter Italy to engage in capital investments that benefit the Italian economy. Contact us for more details.

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Investor Visa for Italy - Residence by Investment Program

Since January 2017, Italian immigration law makes visas available to immigrant investors seeking to enter Italy to engage in capital investments that benefit the Italian economy. Particular attention is given to funding leading to job creation and to investments connected with start-up companies, advanced training, scientific research, and patronage activities. In addition, tax and financial reliefs for foreigners transferring their tax residency in Italy are provided.

In 2020, the so-called “Decreto Rilancio” has been published in the Official gazette with immediate effect, confirming the reduction of the investment required to qualify for the Investor visa in case of investment in Italian companies and innovative startups. The amounts are now respectively 500,000 EUR (instead of 1 million) and 250,000 EUR (instead of 500,000 EUR).

Who is Eligible for an Investor Visa for Italy?

To qualify for the Investor Visa the applicant can:

.purchase at least € 2 million in Italian government bonds – funds to be kept for a period of at least 2 years; or
.invest at least € 500.000 in equity instruments of a company based and operating in Italy or € 250.000 in case of a start-up company; or
.donate at least € 1 million philanthropic funding supporting projects of public interest in the field of culture, education, immigration, scientific research, recovery of cultural assets and landscapes.

How to Apply for an Investor Visa for Italy?

The Italian government has announced the implementing decree of the new Investor’s Visa (For further information Inter-ministerial decree July 21, 2017). The applicant must first obtain a special clearance, by filing an online application through a dedicated platform. Application platform and relevant operations manual is available here:

Upon approval, the applicant must file the visa application at the Italian Consulate which has jurisdiction over his place of residence.

Residence by Investment in Italy

A 2-year valid visa is issued with a fast-track procedure. Applicants are required to enter Italy before the expiration date on the visa and must provide documented evidence of the investment within 3 months from the date of entry. The investor visa holder receives two years valid investors’ residence permits (permesso di soggiorno per investitori), renewable for an additional three years.

Our Assistance for an Investor Visa for Italy

We provide comprehensive legal advice and practical assistance for inbound immigration, our vast experience allows us to offer high-quality and structured immigration services. With our team of experienced lawyers and multilingual immigration consultants, all necessary permits and visas will be in place with ease, allowing you and your family to live and work in Italy.

We can assist clients with every step of the process, from the initial clearance (Nulla Osta) application until the final collection of the residence permit. Through our network of 100+ local consultants, we accompany our clients in person in all major cities in Italy and guarantee a complete and well-presented application to achieve a higher chance of success.

Our services include:
  • Provide guidelines on the procedure, timeline, and documentations.
  • Assistance in preparing Nulla Osta application and supporting documents, and file the online application on behalf of Investor
  • Assistance in obtaining Tax Code, digital signature + purchase of Sim card
  • Assistance with preparing applications and supporting documents for visa at Italian Consulate (no accompanying).
  • Contact the Consulate to arrange priority appointment, follow up with Consulate and Ministry if necessary
  • Assistance (with accompanying) to file and residence permit + preparing supporting docs + contact Police to arrange priority appointment
  • Assistance (with accompanying) to collect the residence permit + contact Police to arrange priority appointment
Extra Services:
  • Health National Service registration
  • Obtaining House compliance certificate
  • Residency registration with City Hall
  • ID card application
  • Assistance of Family permit
  • Obtaining family members’ tax codes

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