Italian citizenship by marriage. Save a lot of time by submitting your application with us! 1) How to submit an Italian citizenship application with Vademecum Italia, thus avoiding the slowness of Italian consulates According to art. 5, Law February 5, 1992, n. 91, the spouse (a foreigner or stateless person) of an Italian citizen can acquire Italian citizenship through marriage, provided that after the marriage he/she legally resides in the territory of the Italian Republic for at least two years, or after three years fromRead more →
HOW TO RECOVER A CREDIT FROM YOUR ITALIAN DEBTOR You provided a service, or you sold goods to an Italian company or privite citizen, but you have not been paid although the payment term has expired. Or maybe you just received a down payment and now your Italian debtor is not willing to pay you the rest. It can happen, just like in every other country in the world. So know you are asking yourself: how do I recover myRead more →
Do you have a house in Italy? Don’t forget to pay the annual tax on real estate (IMU) You bought a house in Italy because you would like to move to Italy in the future, or as an investment, or just to feel at home when you come to Italy to enjoy the wonders of the Italian peninsula, such as art, history, nature, or food and wine. However, no one, including the real estate agent or the notary you went to, toldRead more →
Italian citizenship application. How to speed up the process. Two years or more have passed since you filed your Italian citizenship application through your Italian consulate online. Since you are not getting any answers from the Italian authority, and you want to know if you or your husband/wife are finally an Italian citizen, you asked your Italian consulate. Unfortunately, the consulate replied, after a while, saying that they do not have any information for you, they cannot help you, and,Read more →
In Rome, Milan, Turin, and Naples the transcription of your act of marriage can go on a fast-track thanks to VI.
In Rome, Milan, Turin, and Naples the transcription of your act of marriage can go on a fast-track thanks to VI. Marriages between Italians and foreigners contracted abroad have immediate validity and relevance in the Italian juridical system. According to national laws, they must be transcribed in the Registers of Civil Status of the Italian Municipality of interest (Office of transcription of weddings celebrated abroad). Moreover, same-sex marriages and civil unions celebrated abroad can also be transcribed in the Italian Registers of Civil Status.Read more →
Do you pay taxes on Bitcoin in Italy? There is no Italian law that requires an owner of Bitcoins or other cryptos to declare that he/she owns cryptos, nor does he/she have to pay taxes just because he/she is holding cryptocurrencies. At present, there is no Italian law that regulates taxes due on capital gains obtained from cryptocurrency transactions, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Iota. For this reason, it is not clear what a taxpayer must do in caseRead more →
Documents issued by foreign authorities must be legalized and translated to be enforceable in Italy. Here’s how to do it.
Documents issued by foreign authorities must be legalized and translated to be enforceable in Italy. Here’s how to do it. To be enforceable in Italy, acts and documents issued by foreign authorities (act of marriage/civil union, birth/death/citizenship certificate, etc.) must be “legalized” by the Italian diplomatic-consular authorities abroad. These acts and documents must also be translated into Italian, unless they are drawn-up on multilingual forms (see below). Translations must bear the stamp “per traduzione conforme“. In countries where professional translators are officiallyRead more →
It is very important to register your trademark (word/figurative/complex) because it identifies you, your company, your products/services, and it tells customers who you are and what you do/offer. It allows you to be officially recognized in Italy and, at the same time, protected from others who might think of copying your distinctive mark. It also gives value to your brand. If you would like to register your trademark in Italy, your request can be filed online by a lawyer (orRead more →
For some time we have been wanting to write an update on Brexit negotiations. When the UK will indeed exit the EU, there may well be some changes for both UK (non-EU) citizens and vice-versa for Italian citizens in the UK (e.g. visa, permit of stay, etc.). Despite growing impatience with the pace of negotiations, it may well take more than the remaining year and a half left for finalizing a Brexit deal. Brexit update For some time here at Vademecum Italia we have beenRead more →
The Italian Government has signed several conventions with other foreign governments aimed at avoiding double taxation. These conventions are international treaties with which the contracting states regulate the exercise of their taxing powers in order to eliminate double taxation on the income and/or the assets of their residents. Italy: double taxation If, for example, you are posted abroad for an assignment, or if you live in Italy but work in another country, or if you have retired to one country and receive a pension fromRead more →