Italia Startup Visa

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Talent Migration


Italia startup visa is a self employed visa for foreigners to enter and incorporate an innovative startup company in Italy. This visa usually takes 30 days to get processed and you will be granted a 1-year startup visa with a 1-year resident permit. You will be able to apply for 1-year extension.

There are two ways to apply this startup visa

  1. Apply via certified Incubator

  2. Apply directly without certified Incubator.

Please review the requirements below.

Selection process: The Committee checks if the submitted business model potentially meets the requirements of an innovative startup (i.e. focus on technological innovation, R&D and/or intellectual property) as defined by Article 25 of Law 221/2012 and if the candidate has the required financial resources.

After acceleration, there is a good network of VC and Angel capital funds for your startup



12 month(s)



120 Month(s)


P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

4 TO 5 week(s)



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Italia Startup Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must submit an application form (ISV), unless backed with a certified incubator
  • Applicant must submit a formal statement whereby the applicant declares financial availability of at least 50,000 euros, supported by documentary elements of such availability.
  • Applicant must submit detailed information about the innovative startup project including idea and business model, type of product or service to be developed, innovative aspects etc.
  • Applicant must submit presentation deck (in .ppt format or equivalent)
  • Applicant must have a valid passport.
  • All documents to be submitted at ISV Committee ([email protected]) with the following subject: APPLICATION ISV FIRST NAME: John LAST NAME: Smith to obtain Nulla Osta ISV, including provisional police certificate of no impediment for entry purposes.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Italia Startup Visa?

7 Document Required

  • Application form for ISV
  • Presentation deck (in .ppt format or equivalent)
  • Cover letter for proof of financial resources and attached files
  • Copy of your passport
  • Undertaking by incubator to host startup, in case backed by the incubator
  • 4 passport-size photographs
  • Proof of residence in the local consular district

Talent Migration data for Italy

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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