intra company self-employment visa as a director

Who is eligible to apply for the Self-employment visa and residence permit for directors or auditors of an Italian Company?

This type of visa and residence permit is specifically conceived for directors or auditors of an Italian Company (an S.p.a., S.r.l, or S.a.s) who intend to transfer their residency in Italy. The company should be active since at least 3 years prior to the visa application.

Main Procedural Steps

  1. Applying for 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 Police headquarter within 8 days.

Validity of the residence permit for self-employment

The first residence permit for self-employment has a maximum validity of 2 years, renewable.
The residence permit is renewable under the same substantive conditions 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.

Time Frame

The expected time frame to obtain the visa for self-employment is approximately 2 months from the application. Once the applicant obtains the visa, they can travel to Italy, apply for the residence permit, work and reside there legally.

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