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Key Points

  • Remote work visas were introduced for foreign nationals from countries outside of the European Union


The government of Italy introduced a remote work visa on March 29, 2022, for foreign nationals from countries outside of the European Union (EU). Applicants who qualify will not be required to obtain Nulla Osta work authorization before entering the country. Instead, eligible applicants will be required to apply for an entry visa that will be valid for 365 days. After arrival, the applicant will need to apply for a digital nomad visa, good for one year.

According to the conditions of this visa, the foreign national must be considered a highly qualified worker and be employed by a company based outside of Italy with no representative offices in the country or be self-employed.

What are the Changes?

On March 29, 2022, the government of Italy announced a new remote work visa option for self-employed foreign nationals or those currently working for a company based outside of Italy. Applicants will need to meet this visa type’s conditions and any other immigration requirements, including possessing valid health insurance and meeting any financial requirements.

Looking Ahead

The government is expected to release further information in the coming weeks, including a definition of a highly qualified worker. Continue to check the government of Italy’s website for the latest updates and news.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Presidency of the Council of Ministries, Italy

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