The Italian authorities have introduced new measures to benefit foreign investors and start-up companies seeking to establish a presence in Italy.  The new rules grant applicants direct access to immigration officers and include a priority service.  They are intended to benefit individuals who: 

  • Enter and reside in Italy with the intention to benefit from the flat tax regime recently introduced; and
  • Intend to establish an innovative start-up business in Italy.

Residence permit applications will also be reviewed with the option for an expedited process.