Who is eligible to apply for an Elective Residence visa and permit?

The Elective Residence visa is specifically conceived per foreigners who intend to resettle in Italy, who are not interested in working and who can live on a passive income not deriving from work activities.

Main Procedural Steps:

1. Filing the visa application at the Italian Consulate of the applicant’s place of residency;
2. Entry in Italy and application for the Residence Permit at the competent Police headquarter within 8 days;
3. Registration of the applicant’s Fingerprints at the Police headquarter;

Validity of the Elective Residence permit

The Elective Residence permit has a maximum validity of 1 year, renewable with no limitations.
The residence permit is renewable under the same substantive conditions for the 1st issuance, 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 is eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit.

Time Frame

The expected time frame to obtain the Elective Residence visa is approximately 2 or 3 months as of the date the applicant provides us with all relevant information and documentation. Once the applicant obtains the visa, they can travel to Italy, apply for the residence permit and reside there legally.

Get in Touch

Do not hesitate to write to us if you wish to have additional information on the requirements for this type of Visa and free-of-charge counselling on your specific case.