ITALY – Implementation of Digital Nomad Visa

April 10, 2024

By: Hannah In-Chan

Following the introduction of the Italian Digital Nomad Visa in 2022, the Italian authorities have published a decree implementing the new visa. The decree has provided details regarding the application process and eligibility requirements.


The applicant is to submit the visa application at the Italian Consulate in their country of residence. The applicant will be required to request a residence permit within eight days of arrival in Italy.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the visa and permit, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Income more than three times the minimum level required for exemption from health care participation expenses;
  • Health insurance in Italy for the whole duration of the visa validity;
  • Evidence of accommodation in Italy;
  • Evidence of minimum six months experience in the relevant role;
  • Employment contract with an employer outside Italy showing that the applicant is employed outside of Italy, or service contracts with companies outside of Italy showing that the applicant is self-employed.


The permit is issued for a period of 12 months, and can be renewed for 12 months on each application.


Family members can be eligible to obtain a permit to accompany the applicant.

Newland Chase Insight

The implementation of the Digital Nomad Visa is welcome development to facilitate flexibility in the Italian immigration process.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case or company-specific assessments.