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1. Posted by globalgal1029 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

I am hoping someone on here can give me some advice or at least point me in the right direction. I am trying to move to Italy (I'm an American) and work for my father's company as my employment. I have done some research and I think my best bet is to apply for the elective residence visa because I won't be needing to apply for a job while I am overseas. My question is this: will they allow me to apply for this type of visa because I won't have all the funds in my account at once ? Also will this allow me to obtain a sojourners permit after I arrive? Or maybe there is some other type of visa alternative that would be better suited towards my needs? I have read a few articles saying that a big part of the red tape for applying for a visa is their worry about you taking jobs from locals which I will not be doing. Like I said any help would be very much appreciated seeing how all this is very confusing and it is my first time tackling such an en devour.

2. Posted by Alice Liddell (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

I don't know how much this can help, but I am an italian citizen (I was not born in Italy, my mother was) and it's the consulate where you should ask all these questions. I assume you are not an EU citizen, are you? As I cannot help you much, I just want to make sure that you email/call/visit them. They should help you out. Have you tried the embassy? Even though usually it's the consulate where they manage this sort of business, you could at least try.
I hope something of all that timley wibley helped!

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Mar-2012, at 21:22 by everymanjack ]

3. Posted by globalgal1029 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Yes I really didn't want to call the consulate because I'm stubborn ;) But I did and he was very helpful in explaining the process and answering my questions. I guess with applying for a visa its always a tricky situation so my fingers are crossed it will all work out.

4. Posted by Alice Liddell (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

Yes, sometimes the consulate employees can be a bit impatient and rude, so I understand completely why you didn't want to call. I'm glad the call was worth it! Good luck!