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Golden Visa in Italy

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Service Details

Golden Visa

Available in the following locations: Bergamo, Milan.

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.


1Who is this Service for?

The Golden Visa programme in Italy is unlike that in other countries since it does not offer the opportunity to become legally resident in Italy by virtue of investing in property.

Instead, investors are offered the option of making approved capital investments, for which a residency visa may be issued. Investors are entitled to a 2 year visa, renewable for 3 years, whereupon the investor may apply for permanent residency. After 10 years of residence, you may apply for Italian citizenship.


  • Main applicant must be over 18 years of age
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Birth Certificate
  • Suitable private health insurance
  • No criminal record in Spain or in country of Origin
  • Evidence of having made one of the approved investments as well as the source of the funds

Approved Investments

  • €500,000 invested in a start-up business which operates in an innovative business sector (must be less than 5 years old, headquartered in Italy and not subject to stock-exchange listing)
  • €1 million in an approved Italian company
  • €1 million in a project that will have a positive impact on the Italian economy (think jobs)
  • €2 million in Italian government bonds


  • Goldent Visa holder may leave and return to Italy as often as they wish without restriction
  • This visa confers a right to both live and work in Italy
  • Longer residency approved initially with less renewal requirements
  • Ability to bring your family

4Potential Issues

Unfortunately, due to its complexity, it is common to see applications fail because the applicant failed to provide the appropriate information that the Italian authorities demand to receive before granting approval.

This can of course be avoided by contracting an experienced immigration lawyer to manage the process on your behalf.

5What does this service consist of?

  • An initial discussion with lawyers highly experienced in making successful applications for a Golden Visa
  • An application for visa by property purchase is prepared, and all other documents required for a successful application are assembled under the guidance of your lawyer
  • Your lawyer makes the application to the appropriate governmental bodies (online application and interview at your local Italian Consulate), on your behalf, in the correct time-frame
  • You will be informed of the success of the application
  • Once approved, your lawyer will assist you to collect your Italian residency card in Italy

6Free 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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