Foreign businessmen who want to start a company in Italy
can obtain an investor visa
. Although Italy
does not have a specific program addressed to investors
, there are certain legal ways through which Italian residency
can be obtained. However, the immigration legislation applicable here was modified at the beginning of 2017, providing more specific immigration requirements
. Our team of lawyers in Italy
can offer legal assistance on the main immigration permits
available for foreign investors
Types of immigration documents for investors in Italy
Most of the foreign businessmen who want to enter the business market in Italy may obtain an investor visa
if they are interested in purchasing a property
here. Another legal option would refer to performing investments in Italy
. In the case of the latter situation, the legal requirements does not stipulate a minimum amount related to that particular investment.
However, starting with January 2017, high net worth investors may obtain a designated investor visa for investments of high value. In this situation, there are specific conditions that have to met.
Foreign businessmen may apply for one of the following types of visas
, which are usually associated with the business environment:
• elective residence visa;
The visa application
is necessary in the case of foreign investors
who are not citizens of the European Union. The document can be issued for a period of two years and then, renewed. In the case in which the foreigner will live in Italy
for a period of five years, he or she will be allowed to apply for permanent residency
Our team of Italian lawyers
can offer further information on the issuance of the elective residence visa
and can assist investors in obtaining a self-employed visa
, which will require a certificate issued by the Italian Chamber of Commerce
Immigrant visa for investors in Italy
The new immigration legislation applicable for investor visas states clear conditions available for solid investments in Italy.
For example, a businessman should invest at least EUR 2 million in government bonds in Italy for a period of minimum two years.
Our law firm in Italy
can offer more details on the new legislation for investor visas
available here. Please contact our attorneys
for legal assistance.