Digital nomad visas finally arrive in Italy. Here’s what you need to know

There’s good news for digital nomads looking for long-term options. Last week, Italy signed a new law that will allow remote workers to benefit from a long-term stay in the country with a digital nomad visa, according to EuroNews.

Created specifically for non-European digital nomads, visas issued under the law known as “decreto sostegni ter” will initially be valid for one year, allowing a stay more than three times longer than the current maximum of 90 days allowed. for people entering the country without a visa.

While the Italian government is currently preparing a bill outlining more details, some details are known. According to the Italian newspaper Sole 24 orethe visa is available for people who “work highly qualified through the use of technological tools that allow them to work remotely, independently or for a company that does not reside in the territory of the Italian State”.

Luca Carabetta from the Italian parliament said: “Requirements for the teleworker are the availability of suitable housing, adequate income, health insurance and a clean criminal record.

The new law on digital nomads should not be confused with the “decreto flussi” law which came into force in December 2021. The “decreto flussi” allows the temporary entry of a limited number of foreigners from certain countries to work from seasonal and non-seasonal way. , either as self-employed persons or in subordinate employment.

Unlike the old law, with the “decreto sostegni ter”, there is no limit to the number of people the country can issue visa for. Additionally, remote work permit holders can apply for an extension, and the visa can be extended to family members of the visa holder. Although the amount has not yet been specified, there will be a minimum income requirement.

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