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Self-Employment Visas

 

Self-Employment Visas

Self-Employment Visas

• Self-employed professionals and Entrepreneurs

a) Self-Employed professionals are those mentioned in the list of the Italian Ministry of Justice ‘Associazione delle Professioni non Regolamentate’ according to D.Lgs 206/2007 art. 26 comma 3 and according to ‘Elenco Professioni Vigilate’ are included in ordini, collegi e albi professionali (professional orders, professional boards and bulletin boards). For medical professions the visa is issued upon recognition of your University Degree by the Italian Ministry of Health.

b) Entrepreneurs are considered those business operators who intend to perform in Italy a commercial activity that is considered significant for the Italian economy.

Visa requirements:

1. Visa application form

2. Recent passport-style photo

3. Passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date

4. Declaration by the Office authorized to issue any required certification, license and authorization, to receive notices of commencement of business activity, or by the Body which supervises professional associations . Such declarations should be issued within the previous three months .

5. Declaration of parametri di riferimento (list of specific assets to perform different commercial or professional activities) issued by the local Chamber of Commerce or by the pertinent professional order. Such amount cannot be lower than the triple of the minimum social welfare yearly income (14.000 Euro).

6. Proof of income, earned during the preceding fiscal year in the country of residence, higher than the minimum level provided by the law for exemption from participation in medical and health public assistance (8.500 Euro).

7. Nulla osta (authorization) issued within the previous 90 days by the competent Italian Questura (Police Commissary)

8. Availability of a suitable lodging

• Partners and Chairmen of Italian Companies

Partners and chairmen (listed in D.I. 850/2001) in Italian S.p.A., S.r.l. and SAPA which must have been operating for at least three years.

Visa requirements:

1. visa application form

2. recent passport-style photo

3. passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date

4. certification of enrolment of the firm in the Business Registry (Visura Camerale)

5. copy of the declaration of responsibility sent by legal representative of the Italian company to the local Italian DTL (Territorial Labor Office) stating that, in virtue of the contract stipulated, the applicant will not be employed as a subordinate worker

6. nulla osta (authorization) issued within the previous 90 days earlier by the competent Italian Questura (Police Commissary)

7. availability of a suitable lodging

• Managers or highly qualified employees , University language tutors and university professors, translators and interpreters

a) Managers or highly qualified employees of companies based in Italy or with branches in Italy, or of branch offices of foreign companies headquartered in a member country of the World Trade Organisation, or managers of main offices in Italy of Italian firms or firms of another EU member

b) University language tutors and university professors intending to fill an academic position in Italian universities or in an educational institute;

c) translators and interpreters;

Visa requirements:

1. visa application form

2. recent passport-style photo

3. passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date

4. Certification, issued by the competent Labor Territorial Service of the Italian DTL (Territorial Labor Office) stating that, in virtue of the contract stipulated, the applicant will not be employed as a subordinate worker

5. availability of a suitable lodging

6. a contract showing a yearly income higher than the minimum level provided by the law for exemption from participation in medical and health public assistance (8.500 Euro).

7. nulla osta (authorization) issued by the competent Italian Questura (Police Commissary) within the previous 90 days

• Sport personnel and Athletes

Visa requirements:

1. visa application form

2. recent passport-style photo

3. passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date

4. declaration of consent by CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee sent directly to the competent Italian Diplomatic/Consular Representation, indicating the athlete’s personal data, sport practiced, and details and address of the team/club of destination. This statement must be accompanied by the nulla osta (authorization) of the Italian Questura (Police Commissary), stating that the sport practiced is included in the list of activities entitled to apply for a sport-self-employment visa. The nulla osta should be issued within the previous 90 days .

• Artists and entertainment industry personnel

Well renown artists and his/her entourage or artists invited by renown Italian institutions or theaters (Schengen Visa only)

Visa requirements:

1. visa application form

2. recent passport-style photo

3. passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date

4. job contract ensuring the self-employee’s compensation is higher than the amount provided by the Italian national contracts for the same category of employees

5. Proof of lodging

6. Flight reservation

Please write an email to the Visa Office (visti.boston@esteri.it) if you need to apply for a long term (more than 90 days) artist self-employment visa or if you do not belong to the category of well renown artists or if you are not invited by a renown Italian Institution or Theater.


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