Investment Visa for Italy

Major investors (starting at $301,000) in sectors including business, real estate, philanthropy, or other sectors, can move to Italy with the Investor Visa.

BENEFITS

  • Valid 2 years, with unlimited renewals
  • Online application
  • Bring family
  • Path to EU Permanent Residence
  • Includes right to work
  • Special tax benefits

INTRODUCTION

Start your day with an espresso, meet on Zoom with your business partners around Italy and the EU, then stroll through Rome’s historic streets and finish your day with a pizza margherita and your favorite glass of Montepulciano.

Investors in Italy have access to the entire EU market, a strategic location, a highly trained and creative workforce, and the country’s globally recognized high-quality brand. Investment options start at $301,000, and the visa is renewable an unlimited number of times.

Investors also receive special tax benefits-for the first 15 years of residence, they are taxed a lump sum of $122,000 per year.

INTERNET SPEED

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COST OF LIVING

No. 26 globally

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Investment schemes include $301,000+ invested in an innovative Italian startup, $596,000+ in an Italian limited company, $1.19+ million in philanthropic donation, or $2.38+ in government bonds.

FEES

Application is free

APPLICATION PROCESS

Create an account on the web portal, upload your documents, and submit. This application is free.

Your initial application should process within 30 days.

After the application is approved, you’ll request a visa from your local embassy or consulate within six months. This is valid for entry to Italy for two years. Within eight days of entering Italy, you’ll go in person to the police station of the city where you plan to live and apply for your residence permit-expect some small fees and nominal paperwork. You then have three months to make the investment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Contact information
  • Copy of passport
  • CV/resume of academic qualifications and professional experience
  • Indication of investment type
  • Proof of funds: their ownership, legality, and transferability
  • Description of investment and consent from the recipients
  • Declaration of commitment to invest and intended location to settle

Other documents may be required.

LEARN MORE

  • Official website is here.
  • In-depth guidelines are here.
  • A sample application timeline is here.