Italy Citizenship By Investment

So you’ve set your sights on a new life in Italy, and why wouldn’t you? If there’s a nation with more beautiful countryside, stunning vistas, rich culture, sensational food, and warm, friendly locals than Italy, we’ve never heard of it. What’s more, with Italian citizenship and ownership of the 4th most powerful passport on the planet, the world would quite literally be your oyster!

Italy Citizenship Benefits In Summary

  • Great Value At €190,000 Per Applicant
  • You Will Receive An Italian Passport, Identity Card & Driver’s License Within 90 Working Days
  • You Will Additionally Receive An Italian Naturalization Certificate And Enjoy All Benefits Of Italian Citizenship For Life
  • You Will Receive An Italian Tax Number
  • You Can Make Your Investment Purchase Anywhere In Italy
  • Your Passport, ID Card & Driver’s License Is Renewable Every 10 Years At Any Italian Embassy Or Any Immigration Office In Italy
  • As An Italian Passport Holder You Can Enjoy Visa Free Travel To 188 countries. As Of January 2020 The Italian Passport Is Ranked 4th in World
  • Your EU Citizenship Will Lead To Easy Employment In Many Countries Including Visa Waiver Program To USA
  • Freedom Of Movement In All Schengen Countries And To United Kingdom Without Visa

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Citizenship Package Information

Application processing time  

90 days

Visa-free travel countries

186

Minimum Investment

€190,000

Receive Passport, Identity card, and Driver’s License

100 days

Receive Naturalization Certificate

Yes

Receive Tax Number

Yes

Receive Physical Address in City of your choice

Yes

Easy employment in many countries

Yes

Freedom of Movement in All Schengen Countries and to United Kingdom without visa

Yes

How To Become An Italian Citizen

The Italian Citizenship by Investor program gives aspiring non-European business people the perfect opportunity to become an Italian passport holder and enjoy all of the life changing benefits that would come with ownership of such a powerful document, not to mention the resulting EU citizenship .

While becoming an Italian citizen grants you a level of global respect that you most likely weren’t accustomed to when you travelled on your old passport, it automatically elevates you to the status of an EU citizen, and all that that entails.  As an EU passport holder you will enjoy the kind of freedom of movement you had previously only dreamt about, including the right to visit, live and work in all European Union countries, for as long as you wish. So should you get tired of living in Italy, you can go live in Spain. Or Germany. Or France, etc., etc.

You will also have visa free access to the UK and US. With its access to 188 nations, the Italian passport is in fact – along with that of Spain – the most powerful passport we currently offer.

Italian CBI Program Requirements

The Italy Citizenship by Investor program is aimed at ambitious non-EU entrepreneurs and investors who are keen to take their business to the next level, and know that an EU passport is the tool that can take them there.

Italy are keen to take on new investors who – via Italian citizenship – will continue to add to the Italian economy.

Applicants for the Italian Citizenship by Investment program are required to:

  • Have proven assets of at least €190,000
  • To be willing to make an investment in Italy by way of a real estate purchase for the minimum of €190,000
  • To then go ahead and purchase either property or land to the value of at least €190,000 within the borders of Italy
  • To allow 90 working days for the Italian citizenship process to run its course
  • To maintain purchased real estate or land for a period of five years minimum

 

Why Choose Italy?

Why indeed? As one of those nations that truly has it all, this is not the place to extol the virtues of Italy, as to do it justice would fill this entire website! Let’s just say that there are few nationalities that command more instant admiration and respect than the Italians.

If you have ambitions to one day call yourself an Italian citizen and passport holder, it is a status that you will surely carry with enormous pride. Italy are the founders of modern civilization, instigators in the arts and in science, masters of mechanics.

There are many reasons why one would choose Italy as their new nation, here are just a few:

Rome Civilized The World

Let’s face it, when the rest of Europe were cave dwelling savages, the Romans were so civilized, so ahead of their time, much of what they taught and instilled in the nations and peoples they conquered thousands of years ago are still in use today, such as architecture and construction, bureaucracy,  currency, the calendar, roads, towns, plumbing and sanitation, advertising and trademarks, and most importantly of all, fast-foods.

Italy Is Stunningly Beautiful

Italy has regularly been voted the “Most Beautiful Country On Earth” and for good reason; it’s almost impossible to think of another nation that can boast the beautiful coastline and beaches, spectacular countryside highlighted by breathtaking mountainous regions, vibrant cities and unrivaled ancient architecture of Italy.

What’s more, with its snow-capped mountains and Christmas markets full of friendly Italians and happy tourists, Italy is even more beautiful in the winter than in summer.

The Italians Invented Cool

It’s true. The Italians build the world’s coolest cars (Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Lancia), they have the coolest designer brands (Gucci, D&G, Georgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Prada, Versace etc.)

Even their film directors made the coolest movies (Federico Fellini “La Dolce Vita”, Bernardo Bertolucci “Last Tango In Paris”, Sergio Leone “The Good The Bad & The Ugly.”)

And let’s not forget their language. While French may sound sexier, Italian sounds more passionate, more “sing-song”, more captivating. Just watch two Italians talk about football or politics, it’s mesmerizing.

Italian Quality Of Life

The average Italian can expect to live 83.6 years – the longest in Europe, and only a year less than the no.1 ranked Japanese. What’s more impressive is that most Italians are heavy smokers! So, if you are a non-smoker who moves to Italy, expect to live a looooong life!

Joking aside, much of Italy’s national longevity is down to the fabled Mediterranean diet, their love of red wine, plus the standard of healthcare at every level in Italy is the envy of the world.

Italy’s Buoyant Economy 

Italy is the home of capitalism, and has been since the Roman Empire. Indeed it was immigrant Italian businessmen including restaurateurs and shopkeepers that laid the foundations for American capitalism. Italy is the world’s 8th largest economy, and offers many favorable deals to second citizenship applicants looking to open new businesses, especially those who employ Italians.

You Could Pass For Italian!

If you are Middle Eastern or Arabic, and you are happy dressing and wearing your hair in a sharp, fashionable way, you could very likely pass for Italian. The Moors conquered much of Southern Italy many centuries ago, and stayed long enough to have a substantial impact on Italian DNA. Before the Moors, Italians were blue eyed and blonde haired, while today the stereotypical Italian has jet black hair and olive skin.

So when you go through customs with your brand new passport, smile and announce yourself as Italian, because nobody will doubt you!

Benefits Of Choosing The Italian Citizenship By Investment Program

Italy is arguably the ultimate choice for second citizenship in Europe. The benefits of becoming a Italian passport holder are many, so here’s just some of the reasons to choose the Italian CBI program:

  • With an outlay of as little as €190,000, the Italian citizenship by investment program is excellent value
  • In becoming a Italian passport holder, an investor is gaining the citizenship of one of the most respected and revered nations on the planet
  • As a Italian citizen, applicants and their families will have complete freedom of movement throughout Europe’s Schengen Area
  • The Italian passport is the fourth most powerful in the world, with visa-free access to 188 countries. Those visa-free areas include the Americas (North, South, Central and the Caribbean) in its entirety, all of Western and parts of Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, parts of Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia
  • As a Italian citizen and EU passport holder, an investor has the freedom to live, work and indeed make their home in any European Union country without restrictions on time and with the same rights as a citizen born to that country.

Key Advantages Of Owning Property, Residing & Working In Italy

  • Italy enjoys one of the highest living standards and quality of life in all of Europe, with the infrastructure of Germany and the UK, but the weather, natural scenery, food, drink and love of life shared with France and Spain
  • Italy is always looking to expand its economy, and it is currently one of Europe’s most attractive jurisdictions for holding companies
  • Italy offers extremely attractive rates of corporate and private taxation
  • If you are looking to employ non-EU workers, Italy has excellent residence conditions for non-EU citizens

EU Citizenship/Passport vs Caribbean Passport/Citizenship

Because of the dual phenomenons of an ever expanding business world and the surge in migration, there has never been a greater demand for second citizenship.

However, long before the so-called Third World started regularly producing millionaires and billionaires, island nations in the Caribbean were offering citizenship by investment deals. St Kitts & Nevis can be credited with the first ever CBI program back in 1984. This type of second citizenship tied in very nicely with the Caribbean-based offshore banking boom that also began in the 1980s.

While citizenship to a Caribbean nation with favorable banking and low taxes is the preferred choice of the mega-wealthy of Europe (both East and West), the US and Canada, Latin America and increasingly, China, the majority of high net-worth individuals from Africa, Asia and the Middle-East haven’t quite reached that level of wealth yet, although they certainly aspire to.

For them there is nothing more desirable than an EU passport. EU citizenship and that all-important high-powered will be the game-changer they have fantasized about, and will take their business and life to the next level – and beyond.

Even the wealthiest business people from countries like China, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa once found themselves hamstrung by a passport that got them into very few countries without the need of a visa. If they wished to be able to enter every country from England to Japan without the need of a visa they had to make a simple choice – purchase a converted long-distance airliner for executive purposes (prices range from $30 million for a ten-year old 747 to $130 million for a new 787), or invest in a second passport to an EU country, average price €200,000.

Even passengers flying on a private jet can still fall foul of determined customs officials, but the average EU passport will always get its owner into an average 175 countries visa-free!

Citizenship By Investment Programs

CountryInvestment
Austria Citizenship Program€250,000
Belgium Citizenship Program€200,000
Bulgaria Citizenship Program€65,000
Croatia Citizenship Program€175,000
Czech Republic Citizenship Program€200,000
France Citizenship Program€200,000
Hungary Citizenship Program€200,000
Italy Citizenship Program€190,000
Mexico Citizenship Program€120,000
Holland Citizenship Program€175,000
Poland Citizenship Program€175,000
Slovakia Citizenship Program€52,000
Slovenia Citizenship Program€50,000
Spain Citizenship Program€200,000
Turkey Citizenship Program€75,000

Citizenship Process

  • 1. Discuss with our immigration advisers

    Our advisers will evaluate your circumstances and work with you to select the most suitable citizenship option.

  • 2. Documentation Preparation

    A checklist will be provided and we will guide you through the required documents. Our advisers will be check all documents for compliance.

  • 3. Citizenship Application

    Your application for citizenship will be submitted along with supporting documents confirming your investment.

  • 4. Processing of application

    Each applicant is vetted by the government for a due diligence check.

  • 5. Citizenship approval

    Once the application has been processed and approved, you will be issued with a residence permit.

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