A two-year, renewable visa for foreign nationals intending to make a large investment or donation in Italy. The investor’s spouse, dependent children and parents are also eligible to request for a visa at no additional cost. The investor visa is valid for two years and can get renewed every three years subsequently. After an investor has maintained five years of regular residency in-country, they are eligible to apply for long-term EU residency. Investors must rent or purchase a residential property after the approval of their visa, which can take between 90 to 120 days from the application date. You have the ability to apply for citizenship after 10 years.
If you’re planning to move to Italy for employment, you’ll need a work visa. The type of employment visa, your country of origin and your profession are all factors in deciding which route you need to take to working in Italy. If you’re a citizen of a country covered by the European Union freedom of movement rules, visa requirements do not apply but you will need an Italian residence permit for stays longer than 90 days. If you’re from another country though, you will need to apply for a work permit and a visa (visto) – a type of Long Stay visa valid for those staying in Italy longer than 90 days. As a non-EU citizen, there are three main documents you need to live and work in Italy: a work permit; a work visa; and a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) within 8 days of arriving in Italy. It is also important to keep an eye on the so-called Decreto Flussi (Flow Decree), an annual quota for how many people can enter the country to work.
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Additional 22,000 seasonal guest workers will be admitted over the annual cap
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced April 20 that an additional 22,000 H-2B visas will be available for employers seeking seasonal foreign guest workers this summer.
Six thousand of the visas will be reserved for workers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, in support of President Joe Biden’s efforts to address an unauthorized migration surge from the Northern Triangle countries in Central America.