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Digital nomad/remote worker Visa

All documents must be printed out and presented in original and a photocopy where required. Applicants should always appear in person. Applicants must provide:

  1. Application form duly filled up and signed. For short stay visas up to 90 days please download and fill up Schengen Visa application form. For long stay visas beyond 90 days please download and fill up Long term application form;
  2. Valid passport or travel document (original plus photocopy), valid at least 3 months beyond the return date of your trip from Italy and at least with two blank pages for Schengen/Short term visa. Valid passport or travel document (original plus photocopy), valid at least 3 months and with at least with two blank pages for National/Long term visa. The passport will be kept and returned with the visa, if approved;
  3. Proof of residence within the Ottawa consular jurisdiction area: domestic utility bill or driving license (original and a photocopy) and proof of legal residence in Canada: Canadian permanent residence card or visa valid for at least three months after the date of re-entry (original and a photocopy);
  4. Passport-style photo full front and white background and not older than 6 months;
  5. Proof of being a high qualified professional. To support this, the applicant:

– must have a Bachelors’ Degree or a post-secondary professional qualification (lasting at least three years); OR

– must have at least three years of relevant professional experience gained in the seven years prior to the application submission, proving that the applicant is a manager or specialist in the specific field; OR

– must have a professional qualification supported by at least five years of professional experience (providing, as supporting evidence, the employment contract or the binding offer + company information and a letter from the employer specifying: role, starting date and duration of the contract.)

Alternatively, in case of applicants who hold one of the professions listed in the following link: Elenco Professioni regolamentate e autorità competenti – Home – impresainungiorno.gov.it – the qualification must be assessed by the competent authorities, as listed in Legislative Decree No. 206 of November 6, 2007, before the visa application has been submitted.

The documentation proving the relevant education issued by authorities/entities NOT belonging to EU countries, must be submitted in certified copy (or copy conforming to the original), after having been legalized by these offices or apostilled by the competent authorities, accompanied by a translation into Italian. The translation must be certified as faithful to the original text (please see here https://ambottawa.esteri.it/en/servizi-consolari-e-visti/servizi-per-il-cittadino-italiano/traduzione-e-legalizzazione-dei-documenti/)

  1. Proof of income earned during the previous fiscal year in the country of residence, which must be higher than the minimum level provided by the law for exemption from participation in medical and health public assistance (Euros 24.780);
  2. Availability of a suitable lodging;
  3. Health insurance covering the entire length of the stay;
  4. Previous experience in the field of work (6 months minimum);
  5. Round-trip travel ticket reservation for short-term Schengen Visa shorter than 90 days. One way travel tickets reservation for long-term National visa longer than 90 days. Please note:

Applicants for remote worker visa must also submit:

Employment contract/offer; salary must not be lower than the average net salary for the field, which can be checked here: http://dati.istat.it/viewhtml.aspx?il=blank&vh=0000&vf=0&vcq=1100&graph=0&viewmetadata=1&lang=it&QueryId=12006

A written declaration by the employer, ID copy and proof of the absence of convictions in the previous 5 years, as per Art. 22, comma 5- bis, del Testo Unico.

Please note that it can take up to 90 days to process remote worker visa applications and up to 120 days to process digital nomad visa applications.

THE INFORMATION OUTLINED ABOVE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. NO LIABILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CHANGES.

THIS CONSULAR ADMINISTRATION HAS FULL AUTHORITY TO EVALUATE AND REQUEST ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, IF DEEMED NECESSARY, IN ADDITION TO WHAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. FURTHERMORE, THE APPLICANT, IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT SUBMITTING ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ISSUANCE OF ANY PARTICULAR VISA.