Who is eligible to apply for an Intra-company visa and residence permit?
The Intra-company visa and residence permit is specifically conceived for workers of foreign companies to be temporarily transferred to an Italian entity that, according to Article 2359 of the Civil Code, is controlled by, affiliated to, or part of the same group of companies with the foreign company.
The Italian entity could be a subsidiary, a branch or a representative office of the foreign company.
Please note that the applicant can be a minority shareholder of the foreign and Italian company, whereas he/she should not be a legal representative of the Italian company.
Main Procedural Steps
1. Applying and collecting the ‘Nulla Osta’ (Security Clearance issued by the competent Immigration Desk);
2. Filing the visa application at the Italian Consulate of the applicant’s place of residency;
3. Entry in Italy and application for the residence permit at the competent Police headquarter within 8 days;
Validity of the Intra-company transfer residence permit
The Intra-company transfer residence permit has a maximum validity of 2 years, renewable. However, after three years, the applicant should wait three months before applying for a new intra-company visa.
The residence permit is renewable under the same substantive conditions required for the issuance of the first one, as long as the foreign national is never absent from the Italian territory for longer than 6 continuous months.
The applicant can renew the residence permit on their own or be assisted by us.
After 5 years of continuous registered legal residency in Italy, the applicant would be eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit.
The expected time frame to obtain the Intra-company transfer visa is approximately 3 months from the security clearance application.
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