Italy Spouse Visa
In order to move permanently to Italy, a person can apply for Spouse visa if the person’s partner is a citizen of Italy. They should have been together in a long term committed relationship. Applying for a spouse visa will also give a lot of benefits to the person applying for it.
Who can apply for it?
To bring a spouse to Italy, a person can apply for Family reunion visa. Any non-European resident in Italy who has a work visa for a minimum of 1 year, self-employment visa, student visa or is a permanent resident can apply to bring their non-European spouse to Italy.
- You must be registered as a resident in Italy
- You’ve to meet the financial criteria
You’ve to meet the accommodation criteria
To bring a spouse on the Italy family visa, you must earn above the annual social allowance in Italy, which is €5,983.64 as of 2021.
Also, to bring your spouse to Italy, you must earn 0.5 times more than the annual social allowance or €2,991.82.
For a successful Italy family visa application, you need to obtain a housing suitability certificate (certificato di idoneità alloggiativa) that confirms that the house meets the hygiene and size requirements.
STEPS TO APPLY FOR THE VISA:
1. Preparation of the necessary documentation;
2. Application for the security clearance (so-called ‘nulla osta’) at the competent Police headquarter;
3. Application for the Visa for family reunification at the competent Italian Consulate abroad;
4. Entry in Italy and application, within 8 days, for the residence permit as a family member.
5. Registration of spouse’s fingerprints at the Police headquarter and submission of the original documentation;
6. Issuance of the residence permit.
For the Nulla Osta, provide the following documents and their translated and notarised copies:
- Italian residence permit and an ID/ passport
- Proof of family relationship, e.g. birth certificate or marriage certificate
- Proof of sufficient income
- Proof of suitable accommodation in Italy
- Proof of health insurance if the family member is 65+ years
- Financial information to show your family member’s dependence on you
For the visa application the family member needs to submit:
- Visa application form
- A valid passport
- Nulla Osta
- Passport photos
- Receipt of visa fee
- Proof of your family member’s relationship with you
- Flight itinerary
- Criminal history report
TIME TAKEN TO PROCESS VISA:
The application processing time for the Italy family reunification visa is approximately 3 weeks to 6 months.
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