Italy’s Investor Visa enables applicants to receive residence of Italy in return for a qualifying investment.
For those who can apply in Italy, any of the following investments would be enough to qualify them for the visa:
Combination investments are not allowed, but the applicant can either pay from an individual bank account or from a company account.
The path for investors to receive residence in Italy is as follows:
Who is eligible to apply?
Investors wishing to apply for Italy’s Investor Visa must be non-EU nationals and must possess sufficient funds to make the investment.
Which family members can I include in my application?
The following family members are eligible to join the investor:
Is there a physical presence requirement?
Since an update to the legislation in 2020, no physical presence is required of the investor. This is one of the advantages of Italy’s Investor Visa.
How long does the application take to process?
From submission of an application for an Investor Visa, the application can take between three to four months to process. The investment must be made within three months of entering Italy after receipt of the Investor Visa in order for the Investor Visa Residence Permit to be issued.
What is the duration of the residence permit?
The residence permit lasts for an initial two years. In order to renew the permit for a further three years, the investor must apply to the Investor Visa for Italy Committee to receive a new Nulla Osta. After five years of residence, the investor can either renew the residence permit for a further three years, or apply for an EU permanent residence permit.
Are citizens from certain countries barred from applying?
Not all foreign investors can apply for Italy’s Investor Visa. The country limits uptake to non-EU citizens. However, there are no other limitations in place.
Is this programme for me?
The following persons may be a good fit for the programme: