Are you organizing
a trip to Italy?
Whatever the reason is for staying in our country, every foreign citizen must prepare their valid travel document or passport, return ticket, entry permit or residence permit. But in addition, before arriving in Italy, you will have the obligation to stipulate healthcare insurance and, in some cases, even a bank guaranty policy.
The obligation of health insurance for foreign citizens has been regulated by the European legislation which has established that all foreign citizens applying for an entry permit or residence permit for staying Italy, must demonstrate, to the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin, to have stipulated healthcare insurance to guarantee coverage of any sudden medical expenses that the foreigner could incur during their stay.
DAYS OF VISIT
Entry or residence Permit?
Non-European foreign citizen
Verify that your passport has a residual validity of at least 6 months.
If your stay is less than 90 days, you may need an entry permit.
If your stay exceeds 90 continuous days, regardless of your country of origin, you will need to apply for a residence permit with the same duration and reason as those indicated on the entry permit, within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy.
European Union citizen
You do not need an entry permit or a residence permit but your identity card, valid for expatriation, is sufficient. However, after 90 days from your arrival, if you want to stay in Italy, you will need to apply for Registration in the Municipality where you live.
Information for residents
Immigration constitutes a test case for Italy to reflect on the effectiveness of the principles established by the Constitution in a universal sense. The presence on our territory of foreign citizens who live and reside here, tests the effectiveness of the principles of inviolability of human rights, solidarity, and equality, enshrined in the first articles of the Constitutional Charter as cornerstone principles of the Republic.
On 1 November, the Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement came into force, offering vocational training opportunities to nationals of these nations, aged between 18 and 35, who are entering the world of work.
The number of migrants in the world has been growing steadily for about twenty years and reached a record 281 million in 2020: in recent years, family reunification has been the main channel of regular migration into the territory of the European Union.