Residency by Investment

Italy Residency by Investment, known worldwide for its iconic cities such as Milan, Rome, and Venice, provides investors access to a strong and well-connected EU market. Designed for foreign investors committed to enhancing Italy’s economy, Italy Residency by Investment grants Italian residency and visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area.

Italy Residency by Investment

Italy Residency by Investment Program provides non-EU citizens with a streamlined path to residency through strategic investments in real estate, business ventures, or government bonds. Italy Residency by Investment not only grants you the right to live in a beautiful and diverse country but also offers numerous benefits, including access to high-quality healthcare and education, a favorable tax regime, and the ability to travel freely within the Schengen Zone.


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  • Residency Rights: Right to live, work, and study in Italy (PR holders may
    only work as self-employed in the country).
  • Visa-Free Travel: Visa-free travel throughout Europe’s Schengen Area.
  • Dependents Included: Spouse, children under 18 years old, parents aged
    65 years or older.
  • No Physical Presence Requirement: No need to physically reside in Italy.
  • No Language Requirement: No language proficiency requirement.
  • Attractive Tax Regimes: Favorable tax regimes for foreigners.
  • Public Services: Free public education and healthcare for residents.
  • Fast Processing: Quick physical processing times


  • Age: Must be over 18 years old.
  • Criminal Record: Must have no criminal record.
  • Documentation: Provide all required documents in Italian.
  • Investment or Income Proof: Make a qualifying investment or show
    proof of minimum income requirements.
  • Additional Costs: Payment of all additional costs.
  • Submission: Application must be submitted through a governmentauthorized agent.


Applicants can choose from two programs based on their needs:
Investor Visa Program:

  • EUR 1 Million Donation: Non-refundable donation in projects of
    public interest in Italy (culture, education, ecology, immigration
    management, research and development, arts and heritage).
  • EUR 2 Million Investment: Minimum investment in Italian
    government bonds.
  • EUR 500,000 Investment: Minimum investment in Italian shares or listed/publicly traded shares or funds (reduced to EUR 250,000 if
    investing in innovative start-ups).

Elective Residence Program:

  • Stable Income: Suitable for individuals who can prove a stable annual
    income from abroad.
  • Minimum Income: Proof of minimum passive annual income of
    EUR 31,000.
  • Accommodation: Proof of accommodation in Italy.
  • Additional Fees: Application and due diligence fees apply.

Process (3-4 months)

  • Timeline: Application process takes an average of 3-4 months.
  • Preparation and Payment: Prepare the application and pay all associated
    fees and costs.
  • Submission: Submit the application.
  • Residence Permit: A residence permit is granted for 2 years (permanent
    residency possible after 5 years if the applicant has relocated to Italy).
  • Interview and Approval: Upon interview and approval, pay the balance of
    investment, government fees, stamp duty, and other fees.
  • Final Residence Permit: The residence permit is granted.

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