Italy Halves Minimum Investment of

“La Dolce Visa” to 250,000

or Property Investment


• A European Union (EU) member country

• Spouse, and any dependent children up to 18 years old can be included

• Italian residents can travel freely throughout all 26 Schengen countries in Europe

• 1 year residency visa with simple renewal procedure or ‘Optionally’ a 5 year Tourist Visa with up to 90 days

   continuous stay

• Can apply for permanent residence after 5 years residence • Can apply for citizenship after 10 years





• Must purchase a qualifying property in Italy

• Must provide evidence of relationship of dependents to the applicant Proof of having sufficient funds for the

  applicant and any dependents to live in Italy •

• Many not be employed in Itally

• Must have a confirmed flight reservation

• No criminal record

• Must be in good health

• Must have acceptable Medical Insurance with minimum €30,000 coverage for 100% of all medical expenses

Investment Options

• An investment of at least €300,000 in a single property to be used as a residential

  home in Italy

• The investment must be maintained until permanent residence is granted but may

  be sold after gaining permanent residence status

• The investment must be made within six months from entry into Italy



• Submission of application and supporting documents plus evidence of intended


Upon approval, six-month visa is issued with 90 days maximum stay

•The applicant must report to the local Police Authorities within 8 days of arrival to

  obtain a Permit of Stay (Permisso di Soggiorno)

•Investment must be made within the six-month Visa validity period before the

 Elective Residence Permit will be issued (or alternatively a 5 year tourist visa)

• The Elective Residence Permit may be renewed each year at the Police Headquarters of the relevant territorial jurisdiction where the investment property is purchased

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