The Renewal of the Residence Permit

With few exceptions, Italian residence permits, upon expiration, are renewable provided that the same requirements needed for the first issuance of the permit are still met.

The renewal application must be submitted before the expiration of the current residence permit. Renewal applications are accepted up to 90 days before the expiration date.

Additionally, renewal applications are accepted up to 60 days after the expiration date.

It is noteworthy that, with few exceptions, being absent from Italian territory for longer than 6 consecutive months in the case of an annual residence permit, and for longer than 12 consecutive months in the case of a biennial residence permit, jeopardize the possibility of renewing the residence permit.

The Conversion of the Residence Permit

Most residence permits are also convertible, meaning they can be changed into a different type of permit.

For example, a permit for family reasons can be converted into a work permit and vice versa.

A permit for employment can be converted into a permit for self-employment and vice versa.

In this section of our website, you can find detailed information on some specific types of conversion of the Italian residence permit.