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Visas for Entrepreneurs & Startups

The Italia start-up visa programme is designed by the Italian government to support entrepreneurs who are planning to run their own businesses in Italy or join an existing company in Italy. If your innovative business idea is about to launch in Italy, speak to our specialist advisors about our services today.

Italy is the only EU country that has a programme supporting foreign entrepreneurs.

The government has created various programmes that make foreign investors easily have their businesses and relocate to Italy.

Startup Visa

Self-Employment Visa for Freelancers

Self-Employment Visa for Entrepreneur

Italy Startup Visa

‘Italy Start-up Visa’ is for non-EU citizens willing to set up an innovative start-up business or join a start-up company in Italy.


If you are planning to set up an innovative start-up business in Italy:

  • You need to prove your financial ability by at least € 50,000 to be used to establish and operate the business.
  • A written detailed business plan for an innovative business with a strong character of technological innovation needs to be submitted.
  • The new start-up business must operate in Italy under Italian law.

If you are planning to join a start-up company in Italy, make sure that:

  • The investment has to be at least 100,000.
  • You will need to be one of the positions: chairman / CEO / auditor/member of the board of directors.
  • You will also work as an independent employee for the company.

This type of visa can also be obtained by applicants who want to join an existing start-up business. Contact us to find out the qualifications.

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Self-Employment Visa
for Freelancers

If you are a non-EU citizen, you’ll need a self-employment visa for freelance work.


Non-Regulated Professions

Freelance writers and translators are examples of this category.

If you fall into this category, you don’t need a degree or professional qualification.

Nevertheless, you have to be represented by a professional association at the national level.

Legally Regulated professions

Freelance lawyers, architects, and engineers are examples of this category and this is strictly regulated by the law.

If you fall into this category, a degree or professional qualification is required.

Self-Employment Visa
for Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur visa is for foreigners who have an investment plan that will bring beneficial economic benefits to Itlay.


To make more good economic effects, the Italian government came up with this visa for entrepreneurs who have an investment plan in Italy.

To get this visa, the entrepreneurs are required that they are planning to invest at least 500,000 euros and create at least 3 new jobs in Italy.

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Discover the freedom to stay in the EU, visa-free

Find out the requirements for claiming Italian citizenship by descent and speak to our specialist advisors about our services today.

What We Offer

We provide excellent quality advice and visa services. We are unbelievable focused, and we strive hard to ensure all necessary permits and visas are in place with ease, so that you and your family can live and work in Italy with no hassles. 

Our services include but are not limited to:

Provide guidance on the procedure, timeline, and documentation.

Provide practical and accurate legal advice on immigration compliance.

Assistance with preparing and submitting a work permit application.

Assistance with preparing and supporting documents for a visa application.

Provide personal accompany for a contract of stay application.

Provide practical assistance for all appointments regarding a residence permit application.


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