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If you want to immigrate from Australia to Italy, there are certain legal aspects that you should take into consideration. In most cases, issuing a visa for Italy from Australia will be necessary. When arriving in Italy, the applicant must accept all the steps to have the required visa.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
If you want to immigrate from Australia to Italy permanently, you should first verify the types of visas you can obtain, and you must also make sure that you have a residence permit, which gives you the right to live here. After living here for several years, you can apply for a residence permit in Italy.
The Italian institutions will always handle this step, but when seeking to move to Italy, you will apply for a visa for Italy from Australia. The Italian institutions will also issue the visa, but the procedure will be done through the Italian consulate or embassy working in Australia.
When moving here, you should also decide on the Italian region where you want to live if a particular place does not bind you due to an employment contract or other obligation. Generally, foreigners will choose large Italian cities, such as Rome or Milan, but the Amalfi Coast is also very popular.
If you have children, you must also verify the requirements for enrollment in Italian schools (public or private). Lastly, you should also address an Italian lawyer if you want to purchase a property. Regarding your residency, our immigration lawyers in Italy can provide in-depth legal advice and legal representation.
DOES ITALY HAVE A WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAM?
Yes, Italy is one of the European countries that provides the Working Holiday Program, through which young foreigners can visit the country and engage in work for a limited time. To participate in this program as an Australian, one has to apply for a visa to Italy from Australia. After obtaining the document, the person immigrating to Italy is responsible for using it for a residence permit. Below, you can find out some of the basics of this visa type:
WHAT ARE THE MAIN STAY VISAS IN ITALY?
Australians who want to immigrate to Italy long-term can apply for a wide range of visas that can be issued for various purposes. Besides the Working Holiday program, foreigners from Australia can arrive here for work purposes (by applying for a work visa or a self-employment visa), for family reunification purposes, or for study purposes, to name a few of the main options.
There is also the possibility of arriving in Italy for business purposes, which means that Australians will have to access the visa investment program applicable here (and in this sense, there are multiple visa options based on the investment threshold that the investor can invest when starting a local business).
WHAT IS TH EITALIAN ELECTIVE RESIDENCY VISA?
For Australians seeking to move to Italy permanently, there is the option of applying for the Elective Residency Visa. It represents a long-stay visa that can become permanent residency under specific conditions. One is to provide evidence of having sufficient financial funds to live in Italy.
However, it is necessary to know that the funds used in this case can’t be from work activities developed in Italy, but rather from other sources, such as pensions, savings, and investments concluded throughout the time. If you want to immigrate to Italy under this visa type, please keep in mind that you will not be able to obtain an active income from employment contacts developed here, as the visa does not allow work-related activities.
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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.