Do you want to move to Italy?

Our Italy practice group covers all aspects of moving to Italy, including:
- Applying for Italian residency
- Obtaining your Italian residency permit (Permesso di Soggiorno)
- Apply for Italian citizenship by ancestry
- Applying for Italian citizenship after a period of residency
- Setting up a business in Italy
- Transferring workers to Italy
- Italian tax advice
- Retirement options in Italy
- Family immigration to Italy
- Financial advice for Americans moving to Italy
- Searching for and closing on an Italian property
- Other contract negotiations

What Italian Legal Services do we offer?

The Elective Residency Visa is one of the most popular routes to Italian residency. An applicant must be able to show that they have at least €32,000 / annum from income earned outside Italy (more for a couple). Other conditions apply. This visa is especially popular with those seeking to retire to Italy, as well as self-employed workers and so-called digital nomads. The Italian government also offers tax incentives to these groups (see below).
Click here to learn more about the Italian Elective Residency Visa.

There are three main ways to naturalize as an Italian citizen through residency, through marriage and through ancestry. If you are of Italian ancestry you may be eligible for Italian citizenship through the law of blood (jure sanguinis). If you hold Italian residency through investment or through the Elective Residency Visa for sufficient time you can also apply for citizenship. Non-EU residents can apply to naturalize after maintaining residency for ten years, while European Union Citizens can apply for citizenship after just two years. Click here for more information about Italian Naturalization & Citizenship

Italy has long been viewed as an attractive place to live for its climate, cuisine, culture and history. Now it is possible to add taxation to that list, as the country introduces a more advantageous tax regime for foreign workers, retirees and high-net-worth individuals.

Our lawyers across Italy help clients with becoming tax resident in Italy. Through an initial consultation, we are able to determine the best options given a client’s unique set of circumstances. Click here for more information about Italy Tax & Residency Services

Our professional network throughout Italy provides clients with a full-service solution for acquiring and renting properties in Italy. We are able to represent you in any geographic location in Italy with finding and purchasing a home. Click here for more information about Italy Property & Real-Estate Services

The Italian government provides a route to Italian residency through investment that start from €250,000 for an investment in a startup, €500,000 for equity investments, €1 million for philanthropic donations, and €2 million in Italian government bonds. Click here to learn more.

Our experienced team of Italian lawyers are well-positioned to meet any of your existing corporate needs. Whether you are thinking about starting a business in Italy, purchasing commercial property, acquiring an existing business, expanding an existing business, drafting or disputing a contract, hiring Italian workers, and more, our network of multi-lingual corporate Italian lawyers have decades of experience. With offices in Milan, Florence and Rome, our lawyers represent a diverse range of corporate clients and industry-sectors from fashion to start-up businesses and real-estate.

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Navigating existing contractual and monetary claims in Italy can be challenging. Procedural complexities jurisdictional restrictions, and adverse client/vendor interests easily frustrate our clients. At Davies & Associates, we have developed a strong network of reliable Italian practitioners and solicitors. Possessing decades of experience in debt-collection and litigation matters for our clients, our team is well-suited to represent your case. These services range from formal efforts to settle and collect outstanding payments from Italian companies and individuals, to representing clients with civil legal action within the Italian courts.

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Introduction to Davies & Associates Italy Practice

Clients of all sizes from across Italy rely on Davies & Associates for high profile advice. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality and most creative U.S. immigration solutions available in the Italian market.

As of November, 2014 no application for a U.S. immigration benefit of any kind filed by our firm on behalf of an Italian National has ever been denied.

With Headquarters in New York , and strategic offices in Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Florence, Milan Rome, our Italy Practice Team is well-positioned to meet your international needs.

Davies & Associates helps businesses of all sizes, entrepreneurs and investors from across Italy open, acquire and expand businesses in the United States. We assist our clients with all parts of the U.S. business opening and expansion process and have an outstanding track record of success.

Our work commonly involves the following visas:

Our firm frequently helps Italian businesses re-locate key and other employees to the United States. In this context our work frequently involves the use of:

Davies & Associates has a specialist team of family immigration lawyers who assist clients with marriage and family-based applications for U.S. immigration benefits.

Italian Citizens can become eligible to apply for U.S. Nationality in a number of circumstances. It is worth remembering that the United States currently allows its citizens to hold dual Italian/U.S. nationality.

Our U.S. office frequently provides clients with advice on obtaining U.S. Nationality.

Every year Italian citizens pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary taxes in the United States and Italy. With proper tax planning from our specialist tax counsel these unnecessary tax payments can be avoided.

Davies & Associates has a team that specializes in advising Italian medical professionals on the complex process of applying for licensure and a visa in the United States.

Our Italian Medial Licensure team is assisted by Stefania Ascuitti who is an Italian cardiac surgeon and Chief Medical Consultant to our legal team. Learn more about visas for medical professionals by clicking here .

Nationals of non-E treaty countries, such as Brazil, are unable to obtain E visas. For applicants from these countries the ability to obtain Italian Nationality can sometimes be the only route to an E2 visa. A surprisingly large number of Brazilian Nationals do qualify for Italian Nationality.

Through our relationship with Cavalier & Cavalier in Rome our firm can also assist eligible U.S., Brazilian and other Nationals obtain Italian Nationality.

Useful addresses:

Italian Embassy in Washington DC

Address: 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
Phone: +1 202-612-4400

Italian Consulate in New York City

Address: 690 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
Phone: +1 212-737-9100

Italian Consulate in Miami

Address: 4000 Ponce de Leon STE 590, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States
Phone: +1 305-374-6322

Italian Consulate in Los Angeles

Address: 1900 Avenue of the Stars # 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States
Phone: +1 310-820-0622

Italian Consulate General in London

Address: Harp House, 83-86 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4BL
Phone: 020 7936 5900

Why make Davies & Associates Your Italian migration to the United States Lawyers


Our firm has a long-established Italy practice that has helped many Italians move to the United States across a range of visa categories. What sets us apart is our Italian speaking staff that offer all our consultations in Spanish. Our Italian speaking team based in both Italy and the United States is happy to provide you with all the extra support you might need and any questions you might have about the US culture and the Italian community in America.

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