Freelance Visa for Workers for Remote

Are you dreaming of working in Italy as a freelancer or digital worker? The Digital Nomads Visa opens the doors for you. Contact us, and we'll guide you through this unique opportunity.

Since April 5th, 2024, Italy has opened its doors to digital nomads from around the globe with the long-awaited Digital Nomads Visa. 

This means that it’s finally possible to live and work in the country while being employed by foreign companies or working as freelancers. 

Imagine waking up every day in an Italian city, with the flexibility to work from wherever you please. It’s a new era for those seeking freedom and work-life adventures!

To whom is it addressed and what are the Requirements?

A digital nomad is defined as a non-EU citizen who engages in highly skilled remote work in Italy, whether as a freelancer or as an employee/collaborator of a company, which may also be based abroad.

The digital nomad visa is exempt from quota limits, and it is not necessary to apply for a nulla osta for entry as a digital nomad (whether a professional or freelancer), nor as a remote worker (employee or collaborator of a company).

If you’re interested in coming to Italy as a digital nomad, you need to meet these Requirements: 

  • Minimum Income:

You must demonstrate an annual income at least triple the minimum required for health insurance exemption (28.000€ circa)

  • Health insurance:

You need insurance that covers medical treatment and hospital stays nationwide

  • Arrange accommodation in Italy:
Prepare documentation regarding your accommodation 
  • Work Experience:

Have worked as a digital nomad or remote worker for at least 6 months prior

  • Employment contract:

Make sure you have a valid employment or collaboration contract ready to present

  • Higher Education:

You must demonstrate possession of a university degree (minimum 3 years) from an accredited institution,  an accredited professional license, or accredited higher professional experience.

 Moreover, there could also be need:

  • Sworn statement on previous criminal convictions:

Though the regulation doesn’t mention checking your criminal record, some consulates may still request it, even if it’s not listed as a requirement

The Path to Your Digital Nomad Visa: Step-by-Step

The Steps:

Step 1

Find the Competent Consulate

You must submit your application at the Italian Consulate responsible for your residence.

Use the provided link to identify the competent Consulate for your geographic area:

Step 2

Obtain the Application Form

Before going to the Consulate, obtain the visa application form. You can find it on the Consulate’s website or request it directly from the consulate office.

Step 3

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with the Italian Consulate. Availability may be limited, so plan ahead.

Step 4

Fill out the Application Form

Carefully complete the form, ensuring you enter your full name as it appears on your passport.

Step 5

Prepare Additional Documents

Make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as the signed declaration from your employer and an official certification of no previous criminal convictions (police record certificate).

Step 6

Ensure Passport Validity

Check that your passport is valid for at least three months beyond the end of the requested visa period and has at least one completely blank page for visa issuance.

Step 7

Pay the Fee

Make sure you have the fee of 116 EUR per person ready for payment.

Some consulates accept cash and local currency, while others require a postal order made out to the Italian Consulate. Check the amount and payment method on the Consulate’s website before submitting your application

Step 8

Submit the Application

Go to the Italian Consulate at the scheduled time to submit your application and complete the process.

With all documents in order, it takes approximately 1 month to obtain a Digital Nomad Visa, depending on the Italian consulate where the application is submitted. However, throughout the process, remember to leave your passport with the consulate until the visa is issued.


Rest assured, we’re here to provide comprehensive support every step of the way.
Whether you need assistance with scheduling consulate appointments, meticulously preparing documents, or navigating any part of the visa application process, our experienced team is at your service. Feel free to reach out whenever you need a guiding hand – we’re here to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for you!

Can I bring my Family with me?

Absolutely! With a digital nomad visa for Italy, your family members – including your spouse and children – may have the opportunity to join you in your exciting remote work adventure.

Family members can reunite with digital nomad visa holders, receiving a permit for family reasons of equal duration.
Our dedicated team oversees all immigration procedures for families, ensuring a hassle-free and smooth process from beginning to end. If you have any questions or need assistance at any stage, don’t hesitate to reach out to us—we’re here to help!

Your Next Step: Codice Fiscale and Permesso di Soggiorno

If you’re applying for the digital nomad visa from abroad and haven’t yet established residency in Italy, you may not have an Italian tax code at the time of visa application. However, it’s important to begin exploring the process of obtaining an Italian tax code as soon as you plan to move to Italy. Having a codice fiscale is essential for various aspects of life in Italy, including:


  • Legal Obligations:

such as signing a rental agreement, buying property, or registering for utilities.

  • Healthcare Access:

whether through private health insurance or the Italian National Health Service (SSN).

  • Financial Transactions:

such as opening a bank account or conducting business activities.


If you’re a freelancer in need of your VAT number (company tax code), you can obtain it at the local tax office once you’re in Italy or delegate this process to a third party. We provide comprehensive support to handle the necessary tax procedures for starting a business in Italy, including assistance in delegating the VAT registration request.


After securing your digital nomad visa and setting your sights on Italy, the next crucial step is to apply for your residence permit within eight days of arriving in the country. This permit is essential for your stay, granting you the legal right to live and work in Italy.


Upon renewing the permit for five years and meeting all applicable requirements, such as filing your Italian tax return, you’ll become eligible to apply for a long-term residence permit. This will provide even greater stability and security throughout your tenure in Italy as a digital nomad.

How can we help?

Our team is here to assist you every step of the way. From guiding you through the application process to ensuring all necessary documents are in order, we’re dedicated to making your transition to Italy as smooth as possible. Feel free to reach out to us for expert support and personalized assistance.

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