Italy Immigration Services

​Italy’s immigration system offers many options for business visits, work, and permanent residency. ​Italy is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area. ​Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.

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 stays to 90 days within a 180-day period.

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

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