IMMIGRATION LAW AND ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP
1. VISAS AND RESIDENCE IN ITALY
NON-EU NATIONALS – VISAS AND RESIDENCE
On the following pages we provide further information for non-EU nationals on making certain types of applications for visas and residence in Italy. The immigration law in force now in Italy which contains most provisions in force for non-EU nationals is the “Testo unico immigrazione – decreto legislativo n.286/1998“.
EU NATIONALS – RESIDENCE IN ITALY
The Directive of Free Movement applies to all EU nationals and was implemented in Italy in Law no. 30 of 2007, this is useful to refer to when making an application for residence at the Comune as staff can sometimes misapply the rules.
These rules currently applies to British nationals but only until the date in which membership of the EU will end (29th March 2019), unless a Withdrawal agreement contains provisions for a transitional period and specifically adopts the current rules.
2. APPLICATIONS FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP
We provide assistance to both EU and non-EU nationals who wish to apply for Italian citizenship on the grounds of the length of their residence in Italy, on the grounds of marriage to an Italian national, or due to Italian descent. We assist clients who are making an application for Italian citizenship whether they reside in or out of the country.
Please click link to page below relating to various grounds of applications for Italian citizenship:
For clients who are resident in Rome we are able to attend the Prefettura on their behalf for verification of their original documents after the online applicaiton has been accepted.
For clients residing outside of Rome and abroad we collate all relevant documentation, obtain Apostilles, sworn translations and submit their Italian citizenship application online and provide all prepared original documentation to the Applicant. The Applicant will then have to attend their local Prefettura (in country) or their local Consulate (out of country).
We monitor developments in law and caselaw relating to applications for Italian Citizenship and refusals. We have collected and summarised in English some of the most recent caselaw from the Consiglio di Stato and first instance court on the following page: