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. 

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 stay to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The main work authorization categories are the Intracompany Transfer (ICT) Work Permit and Permit of Stay; and the EU Blue Card, for locally hired highly qualified foreign nationals. Either permit can be issued for up to two years (renewable) and dependents can be included in the application. 

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.