Italy — Investor Visa

Recent years have seen a growing trend in Europe in schemes to attract investment by granting residence rights.

Golden Visas in the EU

According to a 2019 report prepared by the EU Commission these schemes exist to date in 20 MEMBER STATES.

Five types of investment options can be observed:

(i) capital investment; (ii) investment in immovable property; (iii) investment in Government bonds; (iv) donation or endowment of an activity contributing to the…

Agile thinking

Useful tips from W. Churchill, G. Orwell, Amazon and ……

𝙆𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩, 𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙎𝙪𝙗𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙚𝙙

A research conducted in 2017 by LexisNexis UK evidenced a significant disconnect between law firms and their clients. The research found three main concerns expressed by clients:

(i) Clients expect solutions and 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 “𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵”, 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝘆…

Artificial intelligence

Using classification models to predict people who are likely to overstaying their visa

This article has been co-authored by Michelangiolo Mazzeschi —

To control illegal immigraton focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas (e.g. tourist, student, medical reasons) or overstayers of expired residence or work permits.

Most irregular migrants originally entered the EU legally on short-stay visas, but remain in the EU…


Visa options for Brits who want to retire or work in Italy

Starting from January 1, 2021, UK citizens need a visa if they want to stay in Italy for extended periods (>90 days any 180 day periods). Which are the most popular visas they can apply for?

𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗮 (𝗘𝗥𝗩)

To request the ERV (officially known as Elective Residence Visa — Visto per residenza elettiva), applicants are required to submit:

· to have a suitable accommodation; an

· a minimum “passive” income of not less € 31,000/year.

What are the main benefits of the ERV?

- Permanent residency: if the applicant registers with the City Hall and can…


Pensioners moving to Italy can obtain a Retirement Visa and several benefits including a 7% flat tax regime

Italy offers a good visa options and multiple benefits to non EU citizens who are retiring and are willing to move to Italy. The applicants will be required to show to have a sufficient income to support themselves without the need to work.

How can I obtain the Italian Retirement Visa?

To request the Italian Retirement Visa (officially…


What is the procedure for an intra-company assignment?


  • Highly skilled workers only
  • € 30,000 minimum salary (per our experience, not indicated specifically by the law)
  • assigned to work at an Italian affiliate/subsidiary of the sending company (employer of the assigned worker)
  • 6 months experience in the same work position or 3 months seniority with the sending company

There are 2 types of intra-company permits


A Swedish couple in search of the 𝕚𝕤𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕣𝕚 drove to 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗣𝗜 an industrial town in northern Italy, because they misspelt the name in their car’s GPS

In 2009 a Swedish couple started their honeymoon with an adventure. They mispelled the name Carpi (instead of CAPRI) on their GPS and the system sent them 650km (400 miles) off course to Carpi, an industrial town in the north. …

Italy-Residency by investment

Italy’s residency by investment scheme is gaining popularity amongst international investors

What are the benefits?

  1. NO MINIMUM TIME: The investor visa does not require, for its renewal, that the holder spends a minimum amount of time in Italy. Indeed, holding an investor visa does not imply by itself the acquisition of Italian tax residence. …


A limited liability company or SRL (Società a Responsabilità Limitata) is the most popular business structure in Italy

What is an SRL?

It is a Limited Liability Entity which benefits from a complete limitation of liability of the quota holders for company obligations. It is a “smaller-scale” company where the owners are usually a few individuals or entities (i.e. …

Marco Mazzeschi

Marco Mazzeschi, is an attorney at law admitted in Milan and Taipei, Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Culture University —

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