Digital Nomads in Italy: The New Visa Rules

Italy has recently introduced a digital nomad visa, and there are now simpler rules to welcome professionals from around the globe seeking to explore this European destination.

The Italian government defines digital nomads as non-European Union citizens possessing high skills and capable of working remotely, whether as self-employed individuals or as employees collaborating with a company.

To qualify for Italy’s digital nomad visa, among other things, it is necessary to demonstrate the following:

1) An income of three times the minimum level required for exemption from national insurance contributions (equivalent to approximately €28,000 per year).
2) Evidence of health insurance coverage for the duration of the stay, proof of accommodation, and a track record of at least six months as a remote worker or digital nomad.
3) Evidence of adequate professional qualification, for example:

  • Bachelors’ Degree or at least three years’ post-secondary professional qualification;
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience gained during the seven years prior to the application submission, proving that the applicant is a manager or specialist in the specific field;
  • A professional qualification supported by at least five years of professional experience (providing, as supporting evidence, the employment contract or the binding offer together with company information and a letter from the employer specifying the role, starting date and duration of the contract).

Once granted, the residence permit is valid for up to one year and can be renewed, provided all requirements are met.

Studio Corno Avvocati’s team is available for further clarification on the digital nomad visa and permit.

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