If you are a remote worker looking for living in Italy, this article is for you.
Recently, Italy introduced new rules to permit non-EU citizens who are “digital nomads” to enter in Italy and spend a year living and working remotely.
The new “digital nomad visa” is thought for non-EU citizens who “carry out highly qualified work activities through the use of technological tools that allow them to work remotely, autonomously, or for a company that is not resident in the territory of the Italian state.”
These new rules will allow non-EU citizens to live in Italy by working remotely without applying for one of the Italian residence permits for work reasons within the usual annual quotas established by the “Decreto Flussi” pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 286 of 1998 (Testo Unico Immigrazione).
This rather broad definition of “highly qualified worker” seems to cover both self-employed and employed workers. Furthermore, being aimed at “digital nomads” workers, it does not include manual workers or persons who have to be predominantly present in the workplace to perform their job.
However, even though the official regulations have not been announced yet and their implementation are to be defined, there are some requirements that every visa needs.
Specifically, you need:
- a recent passport-size photograph;
- a proof of suitable accommodation;
- an adequate income;
- to comply with all tax and social security provisions;
- an health insurance;
- a clean criminal record.
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