Our Mission

italianvisa.it is an informative website on Italian Immigration and Citizenship Law, belonging to Lexia, an Italian Law Firm with offices in Milan, Rome and Palermo.

Italian Visa intends to provide reliable, accurate and free information on all Visas, Residence Permits and Citizenship applications, including their substantive requirements as well as their procedural phases.

This initiative adopts a meticulous legal approach, ensuring that all published information is derived from thorough analyses of the pertinent regulatory frameworks.
We recognize that individuals relocating from their home country to another state often encounter challenges due to the absence of a reliable support network, limited familiarity with the destination, and the potential risks associated with misinformation, scams, and misleading marketing content prevalent online.

Our mission is to put all our readers in the position to protect themselves from the above pitfalls and offer them the means to overcome all obstacles in their integration into a new cultural, social and legal context.

We want to make their journey a long-lasting, exciting and successful adventure.

Atty. Pietro Derossi,
Head of the Global Mobility & Immigration Team at Lexia
Editor of Italian Visa

LEXIA Pro Bono

Promoting also a social role of the legal profession, Lexia Avvocati offers free legal assistance to foreign citizens seeking international protection in Italy due to a danger to their life and physical integrity in their country of origin or due to their experience of human trafficking to Italy.

These services are provided to a few foreigners selected yearly based on eligibility and seriousness criteria, in collaboration with local NGOs.

Our Team

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Pietro Derossi (Counsel)

Pietro has been an associate Lawyer at LEXIA Since 2021, and he has become the Head of the Global Mobility & Immigration Team in 2022.
Pietro is registered with the Milan Bar Association. He possesses a 360’ range experience in the field of Immigration Law, Italian Citizenship and International Protection. And he provides legal assistance to companies and people for the obtaining of any type of visa and residence permit, including but not limited to those for highly qualified employment, intra-company transfer, investment, elective residency, innovative start-up, free-lance work, family unity, etc

He has a noteworthy track record in applications for Italian citizenship, both via administrative and judicial proceedings, and he represents Italian and foreign citizens in civil and administrative judicial litigations against the Italian Public Administration to defend and promote the right to citizenship, family unity and residency in Italy.
He graduated from Law School with distinctions and honourable mention at the University of Turin, he has published numerous research articles in the field of Italian and European Immigration Law and he is the Editor of italianvisa.it.
He is an Italian native speaker and he is fluent in English.

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Beatrice Sica (Senior Associate)

Beatrice  is a lawyer registered with the Milan Bar Association since 2019, and holds the position of Senior Associate of the Global Mobility & Corporate Immigration Team. Over more than 10 years, she has worked for several law firms specializing in immigration law, gaining diverse and transversal experience in assisting non-European citizens interested in acquiring or maintaining the right to residency in Italy, as well as advising Italian companies interested in attracting workforce to Italy thanks to the possibilities opened by the so-called Flow Decree for low-skilled workers as well as Visas for highly specialized professionals. In the field of corporate assistance, Beatrice has longstanding experience in advising Italian and international companies interested in sponsoring European Blue Cars for highly qualified employees, intra-company secondments, and visas for directors and other types of professionals.

In the field of assistance to natural persons, Beatrice has developed in-depth knowledge and experience regarding the application for a visa and a residence permit for Italy, litigation activities before national courts and the European Court of Human Rights, family reunifications and family cohesions towards European or non-European citizens already resident in Italy, international protection and protection of stateless persons, acquisition, reacquisition and recognition of Italian citizenship, as well as procedures for the regularization of non-EU citizens illegally staying in Italy.

Beatrice is a native Italian speaker and speaks fluent English.

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Maria Cherubini (Associate)

Maria graduated in Law from the Bocconi University in Milan, with a thesis about the role played by migrant workers at the international level.
During her academic experience, she has participated in several internships including one at the Prefecture of Milan for the recognition of International Protection during which she had the opportunity to learn the procedures necessary to obtain the various types of international protection.
Before starting her collaboration with Lexia Avvocati, she gained experience in a leading international firm in Milan in the field of labour and immigration law.

At LEXIA, she has gained extensive expertise in Corporate Immigration Law by assisting Italian and foreign companies to hire and second highly skilled employees across borders.

She is an Italian native speaker and she is fluent in English.

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Achraf Fadhel (Associate)

Achraf obtained his Master’s Degree in Law from Bocconi University, discussing a thesis titled “The ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ from an International Criminal Law Perspective.”
During his university years, he participated in internship projects in different fields, in nonprofits and startups companies, gaining significant experience in project management, fundraising, and corporate operations. In addition, his involvement in associations, his strong communication skills, and his active participation in university life led him to be elected to the Board of Directors of his university, representing the student community.Achraf has focused on issues related to international law, human rights, and immigration law, both during his university career and during an initial curricular internship at LEXIA. 

At LEXIA he assists individuals in the procedures for acquisition of Italian Citizenship and Italian Companies interested in the issuing of Visas and residence permits for highly qualified non-European workers. 
He speaks Italian, English, Arabic and has an intermediate knowledge of French.
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Claudia Elli (Paralegal)

Claudia holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the University of Padua, Italy.
Passionate about migrants and refugees’ rights, she has then achieved a master in Reception and Inclusion of asylum seekers, and a high-level education school for Legal Workers promoted by ASGI in Rome.
Over the years, she has carried out volunteering activities, worked in projects on the fight against human trafficking and deepened knowledge about residence permits for foreigners.
Along with the collaboration with Lexia Avvocati, she is currently member of the Status Determination Commission of Monza-Brianza as Human Rights and International protection Expert, appointed by UNHCR.

She works in the Global Mobility & Immigration Team, and mainly deals with procedures relating to the regularization of foreigners in Italy.