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Generally, any non-Italian or EU national legally living in Italy is entitled to have their near and dear ones accompany them.
Relatives of a non-EU citizen living in Italy
It is within the legal rights of foreigners living in Italy or holding a visa for a minimum of one year to have family members join them. The main conditions that must be met in order to be eligible for this are:
Those who are eligible for a family permit (permesso di soggiorno per motivi familiari) are:
Relatives of an EU national living in Italy
In accordance with the freedom of movement and establishment principle of the EU, EU nationals have the right to come and stay in Italy, with varying procedures contingent on the duration of the stay (less or more than three months). The same provisions are applied to family members accompanying the EU citizen or joining them. Any family member of an EU national already residing in Italy is eligible to acquire an Italian Long-Term Residence Permit ( Carta di Soggiorno per familiare di cittadino comunitario ).
Those who are related to the family may submit their applications:
A right to stay in a country based on having a long-term relationship with an EU citizen
Under certain conditions, it is possible to make an application for other family members or for the partner with whom the EU citizen has a stable and documented relationship.
Check out this link to find out more about the concept of "Durable Relationship and Family Members by Analogy" in the European Union: Durable Relationship and Family Members "by Analogy" in the European Union .
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I'm Natalia Bertelli, an English/Spanish to Italian legal translator. Since 2008 I have been working on contracts, judicial deeds, certificates, corporate translations for foreign clients who want to do business in Italy, get a dual citizenship or simply settle in my beautiful country.