IMMIGRATION SERVICES
TO ITALY

FULL SUPPORT FOR A LEGAL STAY

A&P provides full assistance with immigration services to Italy.
We help EU and non-EU citizens coming to Italy for various reasons.

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Requirements for the application of the Italian VISA

The Italian Visa is an endorsement on the passport released by Italian Authorities, granting you access for specific activities over a set period of time.

The type of Italian Visa depends on:

Duration

Reason

Nationality

The application process for an Italian VISA varies based on the duration of your stay (more or less than 90 days?), the reason to enter the country (i.e. work – study – family) and whether your nationality grants you specific exceptions or even further requirements.

Fulfillments after obtaining the VISA

Residence Permit

Get support in applying for an Italian Residence Permit.

This is intended to be the document issued to non-EU citizens in possession of the requisites (authorization and/or visa) to stay for long periods (over 90 days).

It is the endorsement required to foreign citizens allowed to remain in Italy on a mid-long term. It is issued by the local police. The application has to be submitted within 8 days from entrance into the Italian territory and foreseen also an appointment for fingerprinting as well as the final one for the collection.

PLEASE NOTE: in case of further renewals, fingerprinting is always a mandatory fulfillment.

To be legal on the Italian territory, each non-EU Citizen needs to always carry a valid resident permit, to avoid being banned from Italy.

  1. A&P will coordinate an appointment with you at the competent authority for the application;
  2. A&P will assist you during the fingerprinting appointment;
  3. Finally, A&P will monitor the application and will contact you to arrange a dedicated appointment for the collection of the final permit.

It takes 3 – 6 months to get a residence permit (timescale may differ depending on the type of permit).

Local Residency Registration

Register at the municipality of your residence.

If the duration of the stay exceeds 90 days, the Italian law currently in force provides that both EU citizens and non-EU citizens apply for registration at the Municipality of residence. Likewise, dependent family members must follow the same procedure.

It is the registration at the town hall of common residency.
It is mandatory for EU citizens staying longer than 90 days. In addition to that, it is highly suggested to non-EU citizens in order to allow them to actively participate to the Italian life.

To fulfill a mandatory requirement (EU citizens) and/or to have the possibility to be granted some important services.
Being a resident of an Italian town hall grants the foreigner the right to get a bank account at advantageous rates, get the ID card and have the possibility of purchasing a car and/or of converting or getting an Italian driving license, etc.

  1. A&P will prepare the application and submit it on behalf of the applicant;
  2. Our team will monitor the application and make sure that the competent authority issues the certificate attesting the receipt of the request in due time;
  3. Finally, our team will monitor the application up-until its conclusion, and confirm to the applicant when s/he will be in the position to apply for the Italian ID Card.

It takes 1 – 2 months to get registered at the town hall of residency (timescale may differ depending on the Town Hall).

Italian Citizenship

The Italian Citzenship grants you the same right as if you were born and raised in Italy.

Foreigners can apply for the citizenship in Italy if they fall under one of the following categories:

Studio A&P can help you verify if you meet the requirements for the Italian citizenship and help you with the application.

Health Care

Our immigration services to Italy also helps you register to the national health care system.

To foreigners, EU and non-EU citizens, registration with the National Health Service (S.S.N.) guarantees all the health care provided by our legal system and involves equal treatment with respect to Italian citizens.

Registering into the National Health Care system, grants foreign citizens the access to various services. The access is either for free or for the basic fee as the Italian citizens, such as:

  • Being assigned to a family doctor or pediatrician;
  • Free hospitalization at public and conventional hospitals;
  • General medical examinations in the clinic;
  • Home medical visits;
  • Vaccinations, blood tests, radiography, ultrasounds and medicines.

EU and Non-EU citizens, under certain conditions (e.g. employee, self-employed, familiar members of employees or self-employed), and regularly registered on the Italian territory (either town hall registration for EU citizens and proper residence permit for non-EU citizens), are granted the enrollment to the National Health Care System. This allows them to get the whole health assistance foreseen from local legislation as per Italian citizens.

  1. A&P will prepare the application and submit the request. If possible, the application is submitted without needing the foreigner to be present;
  2. Then, our team will deliver the health card to the foreign citizen along with a guide on how and when use it.

Registering into the National Health Care system takes 1 – 2 weeks.

Social Security

Be covered by Italian Social Security.

Even though temporarily assigned to a foreign country, employees must be covered by social security. Since an assignment abroad involves two different countries, home and host, questions regarding applicable law and jurisdiction have to be answered.

Commonly speaking, the principle of territoriality applies. Therefore, the applicant must pay contributions where the work is carried out.
However, either multi- (such as EU Regulation 883/2004) or bilateral agreement in force between home country and Italy might breach this rule.

Payment of social contribution grants complementary, supplementary or ancillary coverage of the risks corresponding to the social security sectors.

Moreover, it guarantees to the data subjects, a minimum subsistence income. The income will be in relation to the economic and social context of the Member State concerned.

  1. A&P will evaluate the assignment and determine whether a multi- or a bilateral agreement applies;
  2. Should an agreement be in force, our team will collect all the required information and will coordinate the submission and the collection of the applicable coverage certificate;
  3. Should no agreements be in place, our team will coordinate with both the home (foreign) and host (Italian) company to open a dedicated position at Italian authorities for the payment of social contributions.

It takes 1 – 2 weeks to get covered by the Italian social security.

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