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Spotlight on EMEA Series: Italy

In our Spotlight on EMEA series we round up the latest immigration developments across the jurisdictions.  In this post we focus on the official implementation of the Digital Nomad Visa Scheme in Italy.

In an official publication on 4 April 2024 the Italian Government implemented the Digital Nomad Visa for Italy.  For some time since 2022 it appeared the scheme would be nothing more than an idea in theory but the scheme is now fully implemented and the provisions are published.


Here is a recap of the main provisions for the scheme:

  • workers can be both self-employed and subordinate, even hired by companies not resident in the national territory;
  • no entry clearance is required. The visa is requested directly at the Italian diplomatic/consular representations abroad, by producing:
  • proof of a minimum income of more than 3 times the minimum for exemption from health expenses,
  • annual insurance
  • appropriate documentation concerning accommodation arrangements
  • evidence of previous experience of at least six months in the work activity to be carried out as a digital nomad or remote worker
  • employment/collaboration contract

The permit is requested within 8 days of entry and issued directly by the immigration authorities, for a period of up to one year.

There may be an extension and renewable for periods of up to one year if the requirements for the first permit issued are maintained. It is also very important to note that the published decree confirmed that family reunification is possible for holders of the digital nomad permit.


If you would like more information on the Digital Nomad Scheme for Italy or on other Digital Nomad Visa Programmes around the world please contact [email protected] and [email protected]


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