Immigrate from Australia to Italy

Updated on Tuesday 02nd March 2021

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If you want to immigrate from Australia to Italy there are certain legal aspects that you should take into consideration. In most of the cases, the issuance of a visa for Italy from Australia will be necessary and the applicant must take all the steps in order to have the required visa at the moment when arriving in Italy
Given that there are multiple types of immigration documents Australians can obtain when arriving in this country, it is best to request legal information on the visa types and the documents you should prepare from our team of immigration lawyers in Italy

What you should do when moving permanently to Italy?

If you want to immigrate from Australia to Italy on a permanent basis, you should first verify the types of visas you can obtain and you must also make sure that you will have a residence permit, which gives you the right to live here. After living here for several years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. 
This step will always be handled by the Italian institutions, but when seeking to move here, you will apply for a visa for Italy from Australia. The visa will be issued by the Italian institutions as well, but the procedure will be done through the Italian consulate or embassy working in Australia.
When moving here, you should also decide on the Italian region in which you want to live, if you are not bound by a certain place due to an employment contract or other obligation. Generally, foreigners will choose large Italian cities, such as Rome or Milan, but the Amalfi Coast is also very popular. Another aspect that you should check refers to the services of international removalists, who can help you relocate your goods to Italy
If you have children, you must also verify the requirements for enrollment in Italian schools (public or private). Lastly, you should also address to an Italian lawyer if you want to purchase a property. With regards to your residency, our immigration lawyers in Italy can provide in-depth legal advice and legal representation. 

Does Italy have a Working Holiday Program?

Yes, Italy is one of the European countries which provides the Working Holiday Program, through which young foreigners can visit the country and can also enter a work activity for a limited period of time. In order to participate in this program as an Australian, one has to apply for the visa for Italy from Australia. After obtaining the document, the person immigrating to Italy is personally responsible to apply for a residence permit. Below, you can find out some of the basics of this visa type:
  • once the visa is issued, the applicant can arrive in Italy in a period of maximum 3 months, calculated from the date at which the visa was issued;
  • the holder of the visa will be entitled to staying in Italy for a period of 12 months;
  • the work activity can only cover maximum 6 months from the total duration of the stay, and an Italian employer is allowed to sign employment contracts of only 3 months under this visa, which means that the person immigrating to Italy can work for 2 different employers;
  • the visa can be obtained only by young Australians with an age of minimum 18 years old and maximum 30;
  • after arriving here, the applicant must make the necessary legal steps in order to obtain a residence permit in maximum 8 days since the arrival in Italy and he or she has to provide 4 passport photos and pay a stamp duty of EUR 14.62 with the Immigration Office
Those who want to obtain this visa for Italy from Australia have to know that there are specific limitations. For instance, certain categories of visas will allow the foreigner to bring his or her close family members in Italy for the duration of the visa. In this case, this does not apply. 
This immigration document can be issued only one time to an applicant, who must also make the proof that he or she has sufficient financial means for living in Italy, but also that the return ticket has already been bought or that there are sufficient financial funds to purchase one. 
If you want to apply for a visa for Italy from Australia, the main reasons to obtain one are related to the following: tourism, visiting family and friends, adoption, business and investments, elective residence, family reasons and medical care. Other legal reasons can apply and this is why we invite you to contact our immigration attorneys in Italy
Our team is ready to provide in-depth advice and legal representation for the issuance of a visa. Our team can help you understand the process of obtaining a residence permit and can also provide legal information on the citizenship requirements for those who want to become Italian citizens