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Golden Investor Visa Italy: Why choose Italy

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Why Golden Investor Visa Program for Italy is the best option for your investment?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Many countries are starting promoting their Investor Program, but Italy seems the best option and opportunity on the market.

11 Reasons to invest in Italy and join Golden Investor Visa Italy

  1. One of the world’s top economies and markets
  2. A strategic logistics hub connecting global markets
  3. A key global player in manufacturing and export
  4. A highly-competitive machinery sector and a strong ‘Made in Italy’ brand
  5. Excellence in r&d and innovation
  6. A skilled and competitive workforce
  7. An unparalleled cultural offer and country brand
  8. A strong set of policies and incentives to improve competitiveness
  9. A reform-minded administration, pro-business and pro-growth
  10. A country open to foreign investment
  11. Tax benefits for new residents (have a better look on our dedicated section)

Law no. 232 of 11 December 2016, known as the “2017 Budget Law”, introduced (par. 1, art. 148) a new reason for entry and long-term residence in Italy, by adding to the Consolidated Act on Immigration (“TUI”, leg. decree 286/1998) the Article 26-bis, named “Entry and residence for investors”.

The 2017 Budget Law remitted the specifics of the application procedure to an enacting decree. This decree was issued by the Minister of Economic Development, in coordination with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of the Interior, on 21 July 2017.

From then on, the program was officially known as “Investor Visa for Italy”.

By introducing a visa for individuals who intend to make significant investments in strategic areas for the Italian economy and society – in accordance with the international best practices in the field – the Italian Government reaffirms its commitment to making Italy increasingly attractive to international flows of human and financial capital. This objective has been pursued since 2014, with the introduction of the Italia Startup Visa, aimed at facilitating the visa issue procedure for highly qualified non-EU entrepreneurs who intend to launch an innovative startup in Italy. It was confirmed by the introduction of the National Plan“Industria 4.0” (booklet) in 2016, which earmarked € 18 billion to encourage productive investments, particularly in research, development and innovation.

Investor Visa for Italy applies and improves all the innovations introduced by the now well- established startup visa (monitoring reports). Like the Italia Startup Visa program, it is intended to significantly simplify the procedure to issue entry visas, by embracing three main distinctive principles:

  • Centralisation: although the procedure involves a number of administrations, there is a single contact point between the applicant and the Italian State. A dedicated inter- institutional committee is in charge of the main coordination operations; its Secretariat, set up at the Ministry of Economic Development, has the task of managing all communications with visa applicants.
  • Digitisation: the entire procedure is carried out on line, through a dedicated IT platform, used for all communications between the visa applicant and the administration. As a result, applicants can manage the entire procedure remotely and without the need for intermediaries until the issue of the visa, which takes place in person at the Embassy or Consulate responsible for the area of residence of the applicant.
  • Speed: the applicant is notified of the outcome of his/her visa application within 30 days of sending the complete documentation. As a result, the time required for the entire migration process is significantly reduced.

The Italian Government has devised the Investor Visa for Italy as a form of both a reward and an incentive.

The visa is only issued in circumstances that can be defined, for various reasons, as of public interest. These may be a large investment in medium/long-term Government bonds, equity financing to an Italian limited company – with particular focus on new high-tech enterprises (i.e. the innovative startups referred to in decree-law no. 179/2012) – or a philanthropic donation in key areas for the present and future of Italy: culture, research, protection of the environment, management of migratory flows.

Secondly, by significantly streamlining the entry visa procedure, the Investor Visa for Italy programme appears to be in line with recent body of legislation to strengthen the competitiveness and the attractiveness of the Italian productive fabric.

Investor Visa for Italy is a 2-year visa for non-EU citizens who choose to invest in strategic assets for Italy’s economy and society.

People aiming to invest and relocate in Italy also for become Italian Citizen, after 10years of residency.

You can find a more deep article about Golden Investor Visa Italy Program  our Menu section – International Services.

We can fully assisting You, and Your family, on apply on Investor Visa Program and all after affairs involved (residence, relocations and, eventually, citizenship).


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