Italy has a long-stay visa specifically for those that want to spend their retirement years in the country. The visa is known as the Elective Residency Visa (residenza elettiva) and targets non-EU citizens that do not have to work to support themselves financially. To be eligible for the Italian Retirement Visa, applicants must fulfill the requirements below.

  • Duly completed application form for Long-Stay Visa
  • Passport size photos as required
  • Valid passport with at least two unused visa pages (should be valid 90 days after visa expiration)
  • Have adequate funds that can support you and dependents in Italy (bank statement with finances covering 3 months may be required)
  • Proof of passive income generation during retirement (from a property)
  • Proof of residence such as a rental contract
  • One year health insurance sufficient for medical expenses
  • Civil status documents (birth certificate or marriage certificate)
  • Police clearance from your country of birth