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Italy Is Now Issuing Special Visas for Digital Nomads — What to Know

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While workers around the world are returning to the office on a more regular schedule, plenty of workers globally have completely untethered from a physical workspace, opening up the possibility for these people to — in theory — work from and live anywhere.

In response to this, several countries around the world have begun issuing “digital nomad visas” targeted precisely at this demographic.

Now, after a long wait, Italy has finally gotten on board and has begun issuing a digital nomad visa of its own — let’s take a look at all the details.

Italy’s Long-Awaited Digital Nomad Visa — Details

Now that the Italian digital nomad visa is open to new applicants, here’s what you should know about it if you have any interest in applying.

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The visa became available earlier this month and is open to remote workers (anyone working for a company located outside of Italy and has the ability to work from anywhere) or self-employed workers. There is a provision that allows for family members to join the visa holder, though that is subject to an approval process via the Italian government.

If approved, the visa is valid for 1 year, though it can be renewed.

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Requirements for Application

There are a few conditions that must be met in order to be considered for approval.

First, you must earn at least €28,000 (~$24,000) annually in income. You must also have health insurance and accommodation sorted for the duration of your time in the country. Additionally, you must not have been convicted of a crime within the last 5 years. There are no educational requirements specified for this visa.

How To Apply

To get the application process started, you’ll need to make an appointment at the appropriate Italian consulate. There are Italian consulates in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. You can check which consulate handles your location at this link.

To your appointment, you’ll want to bring your passport, proof of employment, income, and accommodation, health insurance, and a criminal record certificate.

Other European nations offering digital nomad visas include Greece, Spain, Iceland, Croatia, Portugal, Estonia, Georgia, Malta, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.

Final Thoughts

It’s been a long time coming, but Italy is finally issuing digital nomad visas for remote workers. If you can work from anywhere and have been dreaming of living in Italy, now’s your time to shine.

Just remember to take note of all of the requirements, bring the appropriate paperwork to your initial appointment, and pray that Italian bureaucracy will work swiftly, and you could be on your way to a thrilling new life in one of the world’s most captivating countries!

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