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Italia Start-up Visa(National/long term visa)

This visa can be requested by foreigners wishing to establish in Italy an innovative start-up Company according to Art. 25, comma 2 of DL 179/2012. For detailed information on how to apply for the Nulla Osta please visit this website .

Documents check-list

Visa Application Form. Please notice that all the names appearing on the passport must  appear on the application form (all data must match those on the passport). The form must be dated and signed in front of a Visa Officer;

Recent passport-size photograph, on white background, full face and front view, stapled/glued to the application form. Scanned or photocopied photos will NOT be accepted;

Valid passport plus 1 copy of the page with photograph and expiration date. The passport or travel document must be valid at least three months after the visa expiration date. Please make sure the passport has at least two blank pages to affix the visa;

For Non-US citizens: original and copy of Permanent Residence Card OR other US immigration document allowing re-entry into the United States (e.g., valid long-term US visa, Advanced Parole, etc.);

Copy of Driver’s License or State ID as proof of residence in the jurisdiction of this Consulate General. If you recently moved and have not updated your ID, you must submit another proof of current address (e.g., utility bills, bank statements, etc.);

Copy of the Nulla Osta from Italy to be obtained by the Comitato Tecnico “Italia Startup Visa”;

Documentation proving financial availability dedicated to the Innovative Start-up which must be not less than Euro 50,000;

Proof of lodging;

Copy of the tax return for the previous year showing an income in the country of residence higher than the minimum level foreseen by the law for exemption from participation in health services contributions (€8,400);

Confirmed flight reservation;

Visa fee (non refundable – check website for current amount) in the form of Money Order or cashier’s check, payable to the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, with applicant’s name and address as the remitter;

Return envelope: required in the event that applicants cannot collect the passport with the visa in person. Please provide envelope of UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES EXPRESS MAIL or PRIORITY MAIL with a tracking number, pre-paid and self-addressed.

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