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Digital Nomad Visa and Residency in Italy

Italy issues a Digital Nomad visa to foreigners who work remotely. You can be an employee of a foreign company or provide services as a freelancer or self-employed individual. The applicant first obtains the Digital Nomad visa in a country of residence, then travels to Italy and applies for a residence permit.

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The first residency permit is issued for one year,  the second and subsequent ones - for two years. After living in Italy for five years, you can apply for permanent residency, and after ten years - for citizenship.

The profession for digital nomand visa in Italy must meet the requirements of non-regulated professions from this list (IT, marketing, design are suitable) and meet the criteria in this list.


  • You need to have remote job with a labor contract for 1+ years or to be a freelancer/self-employed with non-Italian clients (for at least 6 months)
  • Income Requirements: at least €24,800+ a year. For main applicant €2080/month, spouse €780/month, each child €130/month (all amounts rounded up)
  • All income must be verified with contracts, tax returns, and bank statements
  • Get a Digital Nomad visa in a Consulate where you are resident (or in Georgia), then you go to Italy and apply for residency
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FAQ about visa

Turnaround time
Turnaround time:
Visa 3-4 months; resident permit 1-12 months (6 months on average)
Family reunification
Residence length:
Only possible after the main applicant gets a visa
Expenses for preparing:
Possibility to work:

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Standard steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment at the Italian consulate or visa center and prepare the documents. You can collect the documents yourself or use our Virtual Assistance service.
  2. ‍Submit documents and get a visa for a year: Submit your documents at the consulate. Once the visa is ready, it will be placed in your passport. The process takes up to 4 months.‍
  3. Arrive in Italy: Within 8 days of arriving, you need to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.‍
  4. Get your residency permit for 1 year. Receive the residence card (it can take up to a year).‍
  5. Submission of documents of a family. It is possible to attach family members from Italy (if they have Schengen visas), or to obtain permission for them to apply for D visas at the consulate only after the main applicant gets a resident card and permission to do it.

Firstly, it is important to decide where you will be living in Italy. It is highly recommended not to change your region of residence during the application process and the fingerprinting.

There are two options for your family:

  • to apply from Italy - if family members have a Schengen visa, they can apply in one day before the end of their legal stay. After that, they can legally remain only in Italy. Travel within the Schengen area is not allowed until the main applicant and family receive their residence permits.
  • to apply from the consulate in the country of citizenship or residence. The wait can be long, and the application can only be submitted after the main applicant receives the residence permit.
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Checklist for applying for a Digital Nomad visa at the consulate or visa application center in Italy

  • Sign up to submit documents to the consulate or visa center (it’s better to print it out and take it with you)
  • Confirmation of income: bank account statement with income, certificate of employment, personal income tax
  • Contract with employer or clients
  • Declaration of no criminal record by the employer (yes, this is strange, see instructions below)
  • Proof of accomodation in Italy
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Passport
  • Booking of plane tickets
  • Motivation letter

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