To buy a car in Italy with an Italian registration plate , you must be registered as a local resident and will require a document (e.g.ID card), permesso di sorgiorno, codice fiscale and certificate of residency (which you can self-certify). We have been married for 15 years in USA and we live in USA. =11. When you register with the National Health Service, you receive a document called the “Tesserino sanitario personale” (Italian Health Insurance Card), that entitles you to a lot of free or part paid services (ticket sanitario) which can vary from region to region. Becoming an Italian resident could be the best decision you make this year. You can show it instead of your passport when you are out and about in Italy. My parents own a property near Lucca and now are looking to gain residency. Thank you for your time, Maybe something similar also works for residency…But I’ll tell you that the property is not in my name in any way whatsoever, and there is no talk of me inheriting it or anything like that. Hi my name is Leslie and a US Citizen. If she want to obtain residency in Italy, once you have bought or rented a house in Italy, you need to go to the town hall where the property is located with a valid passport or identity card, codice fiscale and permesso di soggiorno (Italian permit for stay in the country). but comuna said, i must show 5800€ in my account and also insurance , for applying carta di identita …whatbis this?? Hello, I have an interest in relocating to Italy from the U.K and would like to ask you what are the specific requirements for obtaining residency regarding income and medical cover. you’d prove an annual income amounting to 12-13,000 Euros. She had never been in Italy before. Selling property requires passing through the recording agent (il notaio) with both buy and seller(s) present. Please someone help. My father is Italian however had naturalised as South African when I was born. According to the Italian State police every citizen of the European Union has the right to move and reside freely in Italy. When now we find we are spending less time than 183 days in Italy owing to my wife’s U.K. work commitments. If longer than three months, family members of EU citizens who are not EU nationals should apply for the EC Long-Term Residence Permit (carta di soggiorno). I am wondering if you can tell me, as an Italian Citizen registered with AIRE, how long must i stay in Italy in order to receive a temporary Tessera Sanitaria for more than just emergency coverage? Canada’s laws regarding foreigners buying real estate in the country are not related to citizenship. Dear Onyeakazi Jude Chukwuma, What documents are required to apply for the resident permit for family cohesion? I am having problems with the death certificate and various other documentation as she was known by different names in Italy and the UK. Here’s what you need to do to make it happen. Minimum Investment: $0* Albania offers temporary residency to any real estate investor … I’m studying in sweden. I’m 58yo so not of state pensionable age. I can afford to not work and can afford to purchase international medical insurance . We will be looking for an apartment to lease and then establish residency. I am Slovenian, I amworking in Slovenia with permanent adresse in Slovenia. With the “man with a van” you can. My husband and I are UK Citizens and are planning to retire in March 2019 and live ( possibly work) in italy for a least a year. My father ( born in South Africa ) received an Italian passport through marriage to my step-mother ( born in Italy ). Indeed you pay less as long as you agree that you will be applying for residency within 18 months. Thanks. I need to travel to France in between. The residency permit will be granted on the same basis that you previously applied for the visa: for study, work or health reasons. I have a 2 year residenza elettiva reidence permit. I am a dual citizen (lux /can) and my wife is also a dual citizen (Swiss/can). If you have an income you must show proof of that. How can you obtain residency? Lara, Dear Lara, As there is only four months left until the transition period ends I am particularly interested in knowing if I need to use these months wisely as an EU citizen. Would it make sense to apply for the residency before the purchase or it could much slowdown the process. Portugal — 'Golden Visa' from €350,000 (£315,919 or $406,200). Thank you for this useful information. I am currently in Borgosesia renting an apartment and would like to acquire residency, but finding it challenging. I’ve read some of the previous comments, and I saw you said something about having a job that pays 15,000 per year for two people. My father died in 2004 without a will and my mother died in 2016. Welcome to Homes and Villas Abroad, your surest route to buying property in Italy. We are scared to try to buy something until we are assured we can stay. Dear Harter, Is it 183 days or more a year (not necessarily continuously). you’d get a “type D” visa or a business visa in order to apply for a residency here. (The Certificado do registo de cidadão da União Europeia). I want to buy house in italy My husband is in Italy.He got his 6 month residency after expiry date with the mistake of questura member..now,what can he do for getting soggiorno..Sir please help me…. We’ve never heard about it. Me and my husband moved to the US 15 years. The truth of the matter is that I have no work and as such have not been paying tax. I’ld like to ask a question as well. I have also an expired passport, can I proceed with this document in the application form, I am really lost and I need you kindly to guide me on here please. She has been told by the Italian authorities who are concerned with imports, that her possessions will not be released until she has acquired residency and obviously this can only happen aften the sale has been completed. As discussed, one option is to buy a property in Italy with an Italian mortgage, either through an international lender or directly with an Italian bank. Lastly, once I get residency, only then can I apply for a codice fiscale card? I have a fairly unique situation and I am unsure if anyone has any insight. This could be at anytime of day. Last January I’ve bought a house in Abruzzo, I was born in Argentina but I’m an Italian citizen (own a passport), I live in London and I’m registered in AIRE. i know i’m permitted to stay there for 90 days without a visa, but what would you recommend in my case for the remaining 9 months? I have the following doubts: 1.) I couldn’t find any written sentence however, as I heard if you apply from Milan, they might go slow with your application if you have less than 3 working years within those 5 years. Italian farmhouses for sale have a low cadastral value - 50 per cent of the sales price is not uncommon. When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency.When it does, you not only have a second home in the traditional sense, but you've got a second home in a broader sense as well ... a place where, when you go there, they have to take you in (to borrow a line from Robert Frost). If she dies, will I have to pay UK inheritance tax on her property in Italy, or is she now domiciled in Italy having lived there for 15 years and therefore I will pay Italian inheritance tax? Tax residence is a determined by a number of factors: How long you spend in that country? Does that make the process easier? Do I need to apply for a visa before the university applies for my Residence permit? Andrea Parisi. The program also gives home buyers visa-free travel to more than 100 countries, including the Schengen Zone (25 EU countries), Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc., as well as making it easier to gain a residency permit to Monaco, Switzerland, Andorra, the UK, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and other Caribbean countries. You did not have Italian citizenship to buy 4. Our children are aged 10,8,6 & 1 year old. The Questura will not require an FBI and state background checks for you both. I have the following list which I know, please add if I miss any: I recently corresponded with the Visti department at the Italian consulate in San Francisco. How can we get the registrar to accept medical insurance if this what is required? I shall be grateful if you guide me. We also have a sister that lives in Italy and lives 100 miles from where my mother lived. Dear Qaoud, My question is, would my self and my children be eligible to stay under that same permesso di soggiorno? What are the benefits of having Italian residency? even though your dad is Libyan and has gotten a bank account in Italy he’ll be able to apply for the residency only if he can show having a house in Italy. Dear Theresa, Hello Chris, It goes without saying that you’ll also be able to submit your application on the behalf of your wife by declaring that you’re responsible for both of you. I was told to just go to the police / questura as soon as i arrived in italy. 9. Latvia was once touted as the best and easiest place in the EU to qualify for residency. Best regards, We live near San Michele Salentino. I’m an international student in an italian university…the university offers for me to study the major in italian and teach me the italian language side by side…i really find it so hard to learn the major in italy…so i decide to learn the language this year and retry the next year to succes in my major…since studying the major in italian is so hard on me now…i searched for another university and i’m planning to study in it in the next year…but i want to know if i will face any problem the next year in the renewal of residence…since i have no credits for this year…is this make a problem in renewing the residence or its okay if i changed the university and i will try from the beginning…, Dear I confirm that the US citizens you mentioned need an entrance visa before entering Italy, however this is not such a difficult thing. I have a residence from that date to January 2017 but at the moment I have no residence here. We plan to finish working in the UK in the next few years and after that would like to stay at the property in Italy possibly permanently or certainly for extended periods of greater than three months. Registration tax, payable upon completion, is 3% for a main residence. However, nowadays some town halls ask you to have a basic knowledge of the language, just so you know what is written in the documents you have to submit.”. As I am not currently working ( I bought my home without a mortgage), Will I need to show income to get residency? if her pension or any other UK recurring income is taxed in UK she won’t be taxed again in Italy). Kind regards I am asking this because now after spending 5 years in Italy I can get the permanent residence card very easily if I just find a job in Italy which would help me to move around freely in Europe for 5 years. However, some local branches of the Agenzia delle Entrate ask applicants to show their residency status before granting the tessera sanitaria, so that you have to apply the local Municipality. I currently have a 90 day Visa. Is there a way to get the European health care card without becoming a resident? Hello, I am a US citizen currently residing in the Netherlands (working for an international organization). It is not necessary you, your wife and children to get a permanent Italian residency to get children enrolled into a local Italian school as a family long term permission of staying for business (based on a long term business visa) will be considered sufficient. Dear Dianne, Italy Property Guides Will that allow me to have a permanent residency in Italy? Kh. the National Health System). We are having a civil ceremony in Italy this summer and will live together in Italy. Hi, Hope you can help me understand the residency requirements. Are family members joining an EU citizen who has the right to live in Italy. I will be very grateful for your suggestions. The registrar asked us for the form E121, (E121 was replaced to S1 a few years ago). Can you tell me if I’m not working in Italy while having “Residency Status” what amount of funds are needed per year and do I need to show a bank statement each year? I am not sure what to do specially that December is the deadline before Brexit Dear Marcelo, Can I Renew an Italian Residence Permit? Because of Italian Real Estate Law my sister retains one twelfth of the property (from my Fathers share) and is not co-operating with us. You will need : copy of acquisition or rental contract – proof of financial security in Italy (example: a bank statement with at least 5000 Euros) – copy of your passport. It costs approximately 350,00 Euros. We need help understand what we should do now. I would like some advice from you if is possible to advise me More specifically, at the Sportello Amico of a post office (ufficio postale or Poste Italiane) of where you want to live. Andrea Parisi. Please help us make a move from stalemate :-). Hello Mike, Indeed you pay less as long as you agree that you will be applying for residency within 18 months. Anyway, you can wire the money directly from your Canadian account as there’s no need to pay via an Italian bank account. Hello Babak, you will not be asked a specific amount of money to invest, provided you set up a company. Thank you so much for your help! We paid the higher tax rate because we thought we just wanted second holiday home. Dear Sosho, Will UK citizens still be covered by Italian healthcare once Britain withdraws from the EU? Dear Mr Andrea Parisi, Thanks, Dear Noor, I am looking at applying for citizenship or residency. Will I need Italian health insurance until my residency is confirmed? We have nearly 10,000 houses for sale in Italy, advertised by hundreds of Italian real estate agents and private sellers. If one owns property in Italy and has a daughter. an Italian residency would make her an Italian tax resident, however consider that she will never get a double taxation (i.e. Is it possible for me to apply for the Carta siogiono. I know that Italian courts are backed up for many years and do not wish to take this route! Only remember to submit the application at least a couple of months before your short residence permit expires. My husband already have a Carta siogiono. I confirm it is possible to obtain resident permit for you and your wife and childeren by buying property or home in Italy, however you have to apply for a long term visa at the Italian Consulate in your Country before starting said process. Would that be considered enough to meet this requirement? I am wounding what should I do to keep my family here. I now need to apply for residency in order to start my business. Is this true?? Grazie mille. “The same requirements that apply to European citizens apply to them as well. It goes without saying that if they are going to get Italian residency once purchased a property in Italy, they’d start thinking about applying for a long term visa (also called type “D” visa) instead of a tourist visa. I took a one year lease on an apartment in Bassano with my wife who holds only a US passport. On your main residence you pay just 2% of the cadastral value of the property. ciao, andrea: Dear Steve, Unless, of course, you live in a country with reciprocity. Technically, there is no minimum investment to obtain Serbian residency. Hi the Vancouver embassy has told us the same thing. Your email address will not be published. I am not sure how long the process takes to get the Permesso di Soggiorno for my family, and even they obtain it are they eligible to apply for the dependent visa for Germany from Embassy Rome? If you are not working in Italy while having “Residency Status”, you’d be able to show an annual income (or show a bank statement) amounting to 13-14,000 Euros. i am on my sabbatical, so i will have proof of income, but my understanding is that i need a formal university affiliation for all twelve months in order to obtain a longer term visa. For example in Spain you have to spend 500000€ in order to get residency. the issue is related to the possibility that Questura’s staff checks on whether or not you’re living in Italy, so if they realise you don’t have a residence address you’d be asked to go to their office to explain. Taxes payable are 10% VAT on full market price €100,000 so €10,000 plus a few smaller fixed taxes. During the pregnancy (at least two months before birth) and maternity break (that as sloveniam citizens I do have 12 months) I would like to spent in city where my partner lives. Andrea. – have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system during their period of residence and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover, or any other equivalent means; What on earth does “sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system” mean exactly? Do we need an Italian insurance company – If so who do you recommend? The tourist health card will not be sufficient. Hello Andrea, For example, any US citizen may buy property in Italy, because any Italian may buy property in the US. I wanted to know if this is legal? His father was Italian. … In absence of a “good reason” to justify this they could start a process to revoke your carta illimitata…. 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