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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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.
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:
- O1 Visas for Specialist Workers
- L1A Visas for Italian Executives & Managers
- L1B Visas for Italian Specialist Workers
- H1B Visas
- B1 Business Visitors’ Visas
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
Address: 690 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
Phone: +1 212-737-9100
Address: 4000 Ponce de Leon STE 590, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States
Phone: +1 305-374-6322
Address: 1900 Avenue of the Stars # 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States
Phone: +1 310-820-0622
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 LawyersOUR TEAM SPEAKS ITALIAN!
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.
Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.
5 stars and a high five! Thank you Verdie and Etta for assisting us with our change of status application. They were very professional and accommodating with all our questions and concerns throughout the process. Despite the time constraint, we pulled it off and we could not have done this without you guys! Keep up the good work!
I had talked with Alex Jovy, he was very quick to respond, had a lot of useful information which I was not aware of. Took time out of his day to discuss my situation and was very helpful. They go into a lot of detail which other companies do not. Overall a great service!
I received an world-class help in how to immigrate to the USA succesfully! Alex was very open to answer my questions and is definitely a professional in what he does! Strongly recommend this firm.
We were in a hurry and Verdie and the team were highly responsive and supportive, even when we threw in some curve balls along the way. We had our visas approved without any issues and felt confident and well prepared for document submissions and the interview. I'd certainly recommend this team for an E2 visa process.
Contact Davies & Associates Offices in Italy
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Via Bonifacio Lupi, 29, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
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Piazza Gentile Da Fabriano 3 Rome, Italy 00196
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 15 Milan, Italy 20122
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Piazza Gen. C.A. Dalla Chiesa n. 3 43121, Parma, Italy
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We are known for our creative solutions that obtain "impossible" visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for businesses, investors, individuals, and families.Italian migration to the United States Immigration lawyer near me
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand.Individual seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
D&A was very detail-oriented and was very thorough in what they did” L1 Visa Client. There was a lot of work on my case and worked on it 24/7 and was very patient answering all my questions.E2 Visa Client
My case felt complex but D&A managed the whole process carefully and helped me move seamlessly from one stage to the next.E2 + CBI Client
D&A was my guiding light through the entire EB5 Process.EB5 Visa Client
I would definitely be a big advocate for the rest of my life for anyone wanting to explore the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme leading to the E2 Visa. The most important thing is a good team behind you.. with Davies & Associates you’re in safe hands… you need someone who can give you all the support at the ground level and, again, you are well take care of by D&A. The people are really warm, very helpful and quite openminded when it comes to business… Not to mention as a passport it’s great from a travel perspective…It’s just 4/5 hours from New York.Grenada CBI + E2 Visa Client
The entire process of getting an EB5 visa is handled in a professional way by Mark Davies and his team. EB5 is a wonderful option for anyone considering moving to the United States if you have the means. I was hoping to use the H1B route for my children, but it became unreliable and so I looked to the EB5 Visa instead. It is great for anyone who has the resources. Mark gives you the first meetings himself which gives you great comfort. Both Mark and Sanjay are abundantly available and I even had the pleasure of hosting them at my house.Parent of 2 EB5 Visa Holders
I'm in a process of extending my L1 visa. I submitted a few questions regarding my case and he contacted me back almost immediately both by e-mail and telephone. Unlike other attorneys I met before, he gave me the impression of knowing from the top of his head what kind of visa I have, and what actions had to be taken to extend it. He is very thorough and clear regarding the process and what to expect in terms of timelines and issues that may arise. He is constantly in contact, so you definitely know he's working on your case.L1B Visa Holder
Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer.E2 Visa for Small Professional Business With International Offices
Davies & Associates assisted us with an immigration emergency involving my brother's fiancée who was outside the United States. They assisted us in an highly professional manner, working with the relevant US embassy, US immigration and the governments of two other countries. As a result of their efforts the individual involved is now working in the United States. While their knowledge of the law is exemplary what really distinguishes this firm and attorney Davies from any other firm we have worked with is their dedication to customer service and their unrivaled level of professionalism.Complex Fiancée Visa Need Involving Multiple International Jurisdictions
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time.Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States.Doctor Seeking J1 Visa Waiver
I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case.U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
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