Elective Residency Visa in Italy in Italy

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Service Details

Elective Residency Visa in Italy

This service is available across Italy

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • Following the enactment of Law 145/2018, Italy set-about attracting retirees from other countries by applying a new, lower flat tax on pension and other foreign incomes to those who relocate their tax residence to Italy.
  • A flat rate of 7% is applied on such incomes for a period of 5 years.
  • The special tax rate is restricted to those who take-up residency in towns with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily.
  • This elective residency visa in Italy is NOT suitable for those planning to work here.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


The elective residency visa offer is open to any individuals from countries that have signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIES), Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Agreements (FATCA) with Italy - this includes most countries. 

  • Non-resident: The applicant may not have been tax resident in Italy in any of the previous 5 years. 
  • Financial Requirements: An applicant must show a minimum annual income of €31,000 for a single person, with an additional 20% for a spouse and 5% for each child. This income should ideally come from stable, passive sources such as pensions, property rentals, investments, or savings.
  • Housing: Proof of suitable accommodation in Italy, either through ownership or a rental agreement.
  • Health Insurance: A comprehensive international health insurance coverage of at least €30,000 per year is mandatory.
  • Documentation: Necessary documents include a filled application form, a valid passport with extra validity beyond the visa expiry, civil status documents, birth certificate and a no criminal record certificate, among others​​​​​​.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: A thorough evaluation of the applicant's eligibility and financial capability to support the visa application.
  2. Document Preparation: Assistance in gathering and preparing all required documentation, including financial proofs, health insurance, and housing contracts.
  3. Application Submission: Guiding through the application process, which starts with booking an appointment at the Italian Consulate or Embassy in the applicant's home country, paying the visa fee (approximately €116), and submitting the application.
  4. Post-Arrival Formalities: Upon arrival in Italy, applicants must apply for a residence permit within 8 days, for which we also provide assistance​​.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expert Guidance: Navigating through the complex requirements and legalities of the Elective Residency Visa application process with the help of experienced professionals.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to securing your residence permit in Italy, offering end-to-end assistance.
  • Customised Solutions: Tailoring advice and support to meet the unique needs and financial situations of each client.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Tailored for financially self-sufficient individuals and families.
  • Requires proof of significant passive income and suitable Italian residence.
  • In-depth assistance with documentation and legal requirements.
  • Support for health insurance coverage that meets Italian visa requirements.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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