Visas and Residency in Italy
Who wouldn’t love to live in the beautiful country of Italy and experience all its wonders? But for those unfamiliar with Italian law, you may wonder what types of visas are available. Fortunately, Italy provides a diverse range of visas that accommodate expats who plan to make their home there.
If you are an American planning to stay in Italy longer than a few months, a visa will be necessary. The elective residence visa is typically the type of permit retirees apply for and requires proof of financial ability to live in the country, documentation showing rental agreement or ownership status as well as medical coverage that can extend throughout your time spent abroad. To obtain this particular visa, it is essential to prove that your income can support you while in Italy. As of now, the required yearly salary for individuals must be approximately $33,000 and around $38,000 for married couples. Fulfilling these requirements could make a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad possible!
You may be able to make your dream of a sunny retirement in Italy into a reality if you have Italian ancestry! If one or more of your parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents were born there, the process is much simpler and dual citizenship can even be attainable. So why wait any longer? Start now towards living out your dreams in beautiful Italy.