Immigration law

With a considerable number of Immigration cases successfully completed each year, we make the Italian work permit and residence permit application much easier for you and your family.

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Immigration law

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

We can assist clients with every step of the process, from the work permit (Nulla Osta) application with the Immigration Office (Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione) until the collection of the residence permit. Through our network of 100+ local consultants, we can 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.

If you are looking for an immigration service provider in Italy, contact us for an initial free consultation and price quote by filling out an online form, or send an email to mm@mazzeschi.it. Our immigration consultants will reach out to you shortly via email. Please note that in case of complex issues we may require a retainer fee for the initial assessment which will be deducted from the total fee if we are officially appointed to handle the immigration case.

Our services include:
  • Legal advice on immigration compliance
  • Provide drafts and advise on documentations
  • Prepare and submit work permit application
  • Provide guidelines on Visa application
  • Practical assistance and personal accompany for contract of stay application
  • Practical assistance and personal accompany for all appointment regarding to residence permit application
Extra Services:
  • Document translation and Attestation
  • Legalization / Apostille
  • Posted worker notification
  • Residency registration with Town-hall
  • Health National Service registration
  • Identity Card application
  • Home feasibility certificate

Corporate Solutions

We focus on counseling corporate clients on various immigration matters. We provide efficient and proactive corporate immigration solutions and assist more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies to bring global talent and their families to work and live in Italy. We are acquainted with assisting large corporations and strictly comply with company policies, privacy protection, and anti-bribery policies.

Foreign nationals appointed as officers (Chairman, C. E. O., Member of board of directors, Auditor) of Italian companies (Srl, Spa) in activity since at least 3 years can apply for a self-employment visa. The issuance of these visas is subject to the availability of the quotas.
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The EU Blue card (Carta Blu UE – Art. 27-quater of Italian Immigration law) is a work permit for highly qualified workers who have a valid work contract or binding job offer from an employer based in Italy. It can be applied for at any time of the year, as it is not subject to the limitations of the immigration quotas.
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Italian Immigration law provides for different kinds of work permits for highly skilled workers assigned to work temporarily in Italy. Under these options, workers do not become local employees but maintain an employment relationship with the home country employer.
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Entrepreneurs & Startups

We provide comprehensive legal advice and practical assistance for entrepreneurs intending to set up or invest in a business or an innovative startup, and obtain a permit which allows them to work and live in Italy.

The “start-up visa” is aimed to non-EU nationals intending to set up an innovative start-up business (companies must meet the conditions set forth by law 221/2012) or to join an already established startup Company.
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With few exceptions, Italy allows foreigners to register a new ordinary company entirely owned by foreign individuals or companies. If the company is adequately funded, it can hire immediately non- EU highly skilled workers, without need of hiring a certain number of local workers.
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The type and number of self-employment (lavoro autonomo) authorizations available to non-EU nationals are set by means of the quota decree. Not all self-employment categories are available each year.
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Investors & High net worth individuals

We provide comprehensive legal advice and practical assistance investors who intend to invest and relocate in Italy. We provide legal advices also for HNW individuals who intend to retire or relocate in Italy.

This is a visa for investors seeking to enter Italy to engage in capital investments that benefit the Italian economy. The Investors’ Visa can be obtained by purchasing Italian government bonds, investing in an Italian company/start-up, donating in philanthropic projects of public interest.
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ERV requires the applicant to show a minimum passive income of no less than € 31,000/year and to have a suitable accommodation in Italy. Consulates focus their scrutiny on the ability of the applicants to prove a stable and substantial income not deriving from work sources, and to confirm the applicants’ intention to live permanently in the country without working.
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Other services

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. Main requirements are:
  • have a minimum income no lower than the annual amount of the welfare allowance
  • be regular resident of Italy for at least 5 years
  • provide police clearances certificates
  • pass an Italian language test, equivalent to the A2 level.
  • have a suitable accommodation
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.
Generally speaking any foreign national legally residing in Italy or in possession of a visa of at least 1 year has the right to have family members joining. EU Citizens have the right to enter and stay freely in Italy and similar provisions apply to family members accompanying or joining the EU citizen.
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A study visa (visto studio) can be issued to students enrolled in Italian Universities, courses held by recognized Schools, students participating in exchange and mobility programs or for internships. The holder of a study visa must apply for a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno studio) within 8 days of arrival in Italy. Holders of a Study Permit can work in Italy for a max 20 hours a week and 1040 hours yearly; if they want to work full time, they must apply for a conversion from a study permit to a permit for work reasons (permesso di soggiorno per lavoro subordinato/autonomo)
Holders of a Study Permit can work in Italy only for a maximum of 20 hours a week and 1040 hours yearly. Depending on a number of factors, they can apply for a conversion (conversione) of their permit to a permit which allows them to work full time and to remain in Italy after the expiration of the study permit. Holders of an EU residence permit for long term residents can apply for a conversion of their permit into an Italian permit for work.
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