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Italy has rolled out its Digital Nomad Visa program, welcoming remote workers from around the world to live and work in the country for up to a year, with the option of annual renewal

The program, which officially began on April 4, allows foreigners to legally reside in Italy while working for companies or clients located outside the country.


Italy has rolled out its Digital Nomad Visa program, welcoming remote workers from around the world to live and work in the country for up to a year, with the option of annual renewal

According to the Italian government, the visa is open to citizens of non-EU states who engage in highly skilled remote work activities using technological tools. This includes self-employment, collaboration, or employment with companies, even if not based in Italy. The law for the Digital Nomad visa was signed into effect on March 28, 2022.

 

Unlike other EU Digital Nomad Visa schemes, Italy's program falls under Article 27 of the immigration code, targeting highly skilled workers. Applicants must demonstrate an annual income of at least €28,000 and arrange for health insurance and accommodation during their stay. Additionally, applicants must have a clean criminal record for the past five years and provide evidence of at least six months of remote work experience before applying.

 

Prospective applicants are required to schedule an in-person appointment at an Italian consulate in their country of residence and present various documents, including a valid passport, proof of employment, income, health insurance, accommodation in Italy, and a criminal record certificate. Following visa approval, applicants have eight days from their arrival in Italy to apply for a residence permit.

 

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Italy's initiative adds to the growing number of European countries offering Digital Nomad visa programs, including Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, the Netherlands, and Norway. These programs vary in monthly income requirements, with Hungary requiring €2,000 per month, Croatia €2,300, Cyprus and Greece €3,500, and Romania €3,700.

According to a report from Pumble, there are currently 40 million digital nomads worldwide, with 91% having higher education and 70% working 40 hours or less per week. The majority express satisfaction with their income. Portugal emerged as the top destination for digital nomads, followed by Spain, Madeira, Germany, and Romania, according to a survey conducted by Flatio.

Italy's Digital Nomad Visa program reflects the country's commitment to attracting skilled remote workers while joining a global trend aimed at facilitating flexible work arrangements and supporting the growing digital nomad community.

By fLEXI tEAM

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