Italy’s Digital Nomad Visa Guide 2024

Italy’s Digital Nomad Visa: What You Need to Know

Italy has officially introduced its digital nomad visa. The Italy digital nomad visa, launched in 2022, allows freelancers, remote full-time employees, and self-employed individuals to live and work in Italy long-term.

Now in 2024, digital nomads can submit applications for this visa. It offers an excellent opportunity for digital nomads to experience Italy’s rich culture while working remotely. Moreover, in this article, we will discuss the application, and requirements, as well as general tips on obtaining the digital nomad visa.

Italy’s digital nomad visa targets highly skilled non-EU professionals who work remotely using technological tools. Eligible applicants must meet several criteria.

1. Qualifications

  • A college degree (minimum 3 years) from an accredited higher education institution.
  • An accredited professional license.
  • Accredited superior professional experience.

2. Citizenship

Non-EU citizens only. For EU citizens, they can only stay in Italy for up to 3 months without registration.

3. Professional Criteria

  • Highly qualified work activities.
  • Freelancers and self-employed professionals are likely to qualify
  • Remote workers are also eligible. As long as they are full-time employees working for a company

4. Experience and Income

  • Documented evidence of at least 6 months of work experience in the relevant industry (5 years for those without a degree).
  • Proof of an annual income of at least €28,000.

5. Other Requirements

  • An affidavit signed by the employer stating no immigration crime convictions in the last 5 years.
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Health insurance covering medical treatment and hospitalization in Italy.


The Italy digital nomad visa is valid for one year. It can be extended and the “next residence permit will be valid for two years.”

Family Inclusion

Digital nomads can bring their family members to Italy. However, the final decision on granting a residence permit for family reasons rests with Italy’s police headquarters.

Also, an additional €3,500 to €4,000 in savings is required for each new family member.

Required Documents

Apart from the ones provided earlier, here are the other required documents needed to avail of the digital nomad visa.

  • A passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiration.
  • Two recent passport-size photos.
  • A completed visa application form from the Italian Consular office.
  • A work contract with a company.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Health insurance or Italian National Health Service enrollment (€2,000/year).
  • Visa application fee payment (€116).

Application Process

  1. Schedule an appointment with the relevant Italian Consulate 2-4 months ahead.
  2. Complete and submit the visa application form.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. Submit all required documents to the Italian diplomatic or consular office.
  5. Wait for 30-90 days for visa processing.

Post-Visa Approval

  • Apply for a Permit to Stay (“Permesso di Soggiorno”) within 8 days of arriving in Italy.
  • Obtain a tax identification number (“Codice Fiscale”).
  • Apply for a VAT number if performing business or professional activities in Italy.

The Italy digital nomad visa presents a unique opportunity for highly skilled professionals to live and work in one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.

With a streamlined application process and clear eligibility criteria, this visa opens doors for digital nomads to enjoy Italy’s vibrant culture and scenic landscapes while continuing their remote work.

Whether you’re a freelancer, remote employee, or self-employed professional, the Italy digital nomad visa can be your gateway to a new lifestyle in Italy.

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