Italian Permanent Residency

After five years of legal stay, a foreign national can apply for permanent residency. Contact us for more information.

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Obtaining Permanent Residency in Italy

After five years of legal stay and provided the eligibility requirements are met, a foreign national can apply for permanent residency i.e. EU residence permit for long-term residents (Permesso di soggiorno UE per soggiornanti di lungo periodo), valid indefinitely.

Italian Permanent Residency forNon-EU Citizens

The main requirements are:

  1. .have a minimum income no lower than the annual amount of the welfare allowance
  2. .be regular resident of Italy for at least 5 years
  3. .provide police clearances certificates
  4. .pass an Italian language test, equivalent to the A2 level.
  5. .have a suitable accommodation

Italian Permanent Residency forEU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Italy is a member State of the European Union. Under the EU principle of freedom of movement and establishment, EU citizens can live and work in Italy without the need of a work permit. Any EU citizens who intend to transfer residency in Italy and are therefore willing to stay for a period exceeding 3 months must register with local authorities (Comune i.e. local municipality). EEA/EFTA nationals enjoy the same treatment as EU citizens in terms of freedom of movement.

Our Services for Permanent Residency

We can assist clients with every step of the process, from the filing the application until the collection of the residence permit. Contact us for a free quote, we would be delighted to help you reach your targets and goals.

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If you are looking for an immigration service provider in Italy, contact us for an initial consultation and price quote by filling out the online form, or send an email to online form, or send an email to Our immigration consultants will reach out to you shortly via email. Please note that in case of complex issues we may require a consultation fee for the initial assessment and schedule a 30 minutes call with one of our immigration experts.

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