Digital Nomad Visa in Italy

The latest information on the digital nomad visa in Italy, and space to ask your questions

Italy has finally started accepting applications for its digital nomad visa.  We did some fact gathering and here’s what we found out. If you have a question or comment about this visa, please put it in the comments below. We will research questions on behalf of members and provide updates as new information becomes available.

When Did It Go Into Effect?

April 2024

 

Who is it For?

  • Non-European Union citizens 
  • Can be self-employed or employed by a company

 

Where do you Apply?

At the Italian consulate in your country of residence.

 

How Long Is the Visa for?

One year and can be renewed

 

You will need:

  • Proof of income of about €28,000 annually or about $30,400
  • Forbes reports that income does not need to come from the remote work (it could come from any source of income)
  • However you do need to provide evidence of employment, whether it be working as a freelancer or for a company
  • Active health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay 
  • Proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • An established track record of at least six months as a remote worker or digital nomad

 

You need to be a “highly skilled worker”

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or five years of professional experience are needed
  • Applicant must work in a profession that can work remotely, which suggests that primarily this visa will attract data and IT professionals

 

Sources

https://www.fragomen.com/insights/italy-new-eu-blue-card-rules-in-force-from-november-17.html

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2024/04/08/italys-digital-nomad-visa-when-it-will-be-available-and-who-can-get-it-according-to-an-exp#:~:text=Current%20visas%20for%20remote%20workers%20in%20Italy&text=As%20is%20the%20case%20with,prospective%20remote%20workers%20in%20Italy.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/italys-digital-nomad-visa-is-now-open-for-applicants-and-you-get-to-bring-your-family/articleshow/109242484.cms?from=mdr

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/italy-digital-nomad-visa

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Maria Norcia Santillanes

    Hi there, this is great information, and I’m delighted you are offering to share this information. I saw your newsletter and love what you plan to do with the platform. I’m excited! I know I’d love to hear what other people on MBP think of the digital nomad visa and if anyone plans to apply for it.

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