Post-Brexit guidance and assistance for UK citizens moving to or living in Italy

Until December 31, 2020 UK citizens will be able to enjoy their EU free movement rights in all EU countries, and therefore can continue to live, work and study in Italy as they did before 31 January 2020 (Transition Period). Italian Law provides for that Brits, like any other EU nationals, who intend to stay in Italy for a period exceeding three months should register with the Anagrafe (Register Office) of the Municipality where they live.

How does the registration procedure work?

Applicants must contact the Anagrafe (Register Office) of the municipality (Comune) where they live to apply for registration. The application can be filed personally, by post (registered mail) or electronically (e-mail). In addition to the application form – duly filled out – and valid ID documents, it is necessary to submit proof of accommodation and evidence of meeting the conditions to reside in Italy for more than 3 months (above).

The officer of the Registry Office should proceed with the registration within two days from submission. In the following 45 days, authorities shall verify the registration requirements, as well as the applicant’s presence at the address indicated in the application.

In absence of any communication the procedure should be completed in 45 days from the application. Once the registration is completed, you can apply for an Attestazione di Iscrizione Anagrafica from your local comune (see below)

Brexit FAQs

  • • I am a UK citizen living in Italy but I have never registered with the local Register Office
    You should register with the Anagrafe (Register Office) of the municipality where you live as soon as possible before the end of the Transition Period (December 31, 2020)
  • • I am a UK citizen living in Italy and I have registered with the local Register Office
    You should contact the Anagrafe (Register Office) of the municipality (Comune) where you live to apply for Attestazione di Iscrizione Anagrafica. This is the document attesting UK citizens’ right to reside in Italy for a period longer than 3 months.

The above guidance is based on the latest circular on residency registration (in Italian). If there are changes to the above processes, we will update this page as soon as information is available.

Mazzeschi Brexit Helpdesk

Mazzeschi has launched a Brexit helpdesk to act as a point of advice and assistance for UK citizens moving to or living in Italy, our flexible structure allows us to assist clients throughout Italy.

The Brexit helpdesk is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm CEST. You can contact the helpdesk using the following:

Phone: +39 0577926921

Marco Mazzeschi

Attorney at law. One of the leading corporate immigration lawyers in Italy. Admitted to the Milan Bar Association (1988) and to the Taipei Bar Association (2016), a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and an accredited partner of Invest in Tuscany.

Costanza Petreni

Senior Immigration Consultant.Experienced Immigration Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice and client services industry. Strong legal professional skills in Immigration Law, Global Mobility, Legal Writing, Corporate Law, and Visas.

Giuditta Petreni

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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