Italy Has Launched A Digital Nomad Visa

Italy´s new digital nomad visa went into effect last week after being discussed by legislators for years.

The Italian government defines digital nomads as highly skilled non-European Union or Swiss citizens.

It is aimed at those who work remotely, either independently or in collaboration with or as employees of a company.

Until now, there has been no way for digital nomads to work legally in Italy long-term.

The new visa was signed into Italian law on March 28th, 2022, and is now effective as of April 4th.

So what are the requirements to finally move to the Mediterranean country?

Visa applicants must earn three times the minimum level required for exemption from participation in healthcare costs. That comes out to just under €28,000 annually or about $30,400.

Other requirements include:

  • Health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Being a remote worker or digital nomad elsewhere for at least six months.

The digital nomad visa is only good for one year. However, it can be renewed, and your family can be included!

According to Euronews, you may get rejected if you’ve been convicted of a crime in the last five years.

Underpopulation has always been an issue in Italy. This visa is the latest effort from the country to encourage growth.


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