Virginia, US

Italy

If your company is sending employees to Italy — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Italy, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Italy’s immigration system offers pathways for business visits, work and permanent residency. EU nationals can enter Italy without a visa and live and work in Italy without a work permit, but they need to register with their local town hall.  

Business visitors to Italy typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen area limits stas to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The main work authorization categories are (1) the Intracompany Transfer (ICT) Work Permit and Permit of Stay, for highly skilled intracompany transfers under the national permit scheme; (2) the EU ICT Permit, for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists and trainees under the EU permit scheme which offers intra-EU mobility; and (3) the EU Blue Card, for highly skilled local hires.

Note that processing times are extremely long and requirements may vary significantly depending on the city where the application is filed.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.