The type of visa needed, or whether any type of visa is needed, is determined by the foreign national’s home country and by the type of work which will be done while in Italy.
Citizens from the European Union (EU) and from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland (European Economic Area, or EEA) don’t require a visa to live and work in Italy. Additionally, citizens from several countries, including the United States, who will be in Italy for business purposes for 90 days of less can enter the country without a visa. For stays longer than 180 days, citizens from all countries except EU and EEA countries must apply for a resident visa and a work permit to live and work in Italy.
Employers and employees need to make sure they apply for the correct visa and work permit and provide the necessary documentation in their application and when entering Italy on a valid visa. There are a variety of different types of work permits and visas in Italy, but we’ve listed the most common ones below.
Processes and requirements vary by type of visa. To figure out which type of Italian visa your company needs to apply for, click below to download our Italy Information Sheet or click here to set up a consultation.