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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Application is Perfect

You have worked hard your whole life, saved, planned, invested and now you are ready to start your next chapter, and retire to Italy with an Elective Residency Visa.

You have only one chance to get it right.

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What is the Elective Residency Visa?

The Elective Residency Visa (ERV) is a long-stay permit designed for non-EU citizens that want to move and live in Italy full time without the need to work.

In other words, if you plan to RETIRE to Italy and have enough passive income (pension/annuity/investment income) to support yourself, and you want to live FULL TIME in Italy – this is the Visa for you!

Getting Clear..

Where do I apply?

You must apply for the ERV at the Italian Consulate in the jurisdiction where you live in your home country – NOT Italy.

What are the minimum requirements?

The basic criteria for an ERV are:

1. Must have full health insurance coverage at least EUR 30,000 per person per year with repatriation clause
2. Must have a place to live in Italy (rent/own)
3. Must have a minimum passive income of €32,000 / year NET

There are other requirements that vary from Consulate to Consulate, but the above are the key ones.

How hard is the ERV to get?

Contrary to what many people think, the ERV is NOT an easy visa to obtain. The Italian Consulate scrutinize applications and only approve a small number each year. 

What is the #1 reason for a Visa denial?

The most common reason for a denial letter is the lack of financial proof to support your application. This is a complex component of your application and is critical that it is organized and detailed to pass the test of the Consulate. Although the financial minimum is €32,000 / year, it is a combination of income/assets and supporting documents that will take you across the finish line.  

It’s not just the fact that there seems to be so much to research. You can handle the research, you’re good at finding information.

The problem isn’t that some of it’s confusing, or the language feels like jargon. You’ve dealt with that before and can figure it out.

The actual problem is this:

You have one shot at making your dreams of moving to Italy a reality, and all the conflicting information leaves you worrying you’re missing something.

And if your life is truly going to end up giving you everything that Italy can offer - you can’t keep spinning your wheels just trying to find your way through with fingers crossed.

You already know the Elective Residency Visa has a high rate of denials and that being prepared for the scrutiny of the Italian Consulate is vital.  Just hoping you’ve done it right isn’t the best strategy for success...

“If I could just get someone to review my application and let me know if it is correct…”

You don't have to do it alone.

You're in luck:

Done for you

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Visa Application Review

Option 1

Take the next step towards your new life in Italy 


Elective Residency Review

Samantha  Wilson's 

The most important decision you will make is whether or not to go-it-alone with your fingers crossed, or get the help, guidance and support from the experts.

Just One of Our Successes

Samantha Wilson was an indispensable advocate for my wife and I in the labyrinthe of legal hurdles to entering Italy with an ERV.

At every step of the way, she provided critical advice about how to characterize our assets, our purpose, our life goals, utilizing language and attitude which made the most sense to the Italian bureaucracy.

She forestalled and prevented harmful errors on our part, again and again. She did this while maintaining an incredibly upbeat manner, always sunny, always encouraging, but always realistic, never minimizing the toughness of the challenge.

For her timely and sage advice, we strongly recommend her assistance. Without it, we would never have succeeded in gaining entry to Italy and securing our visa.

We are deeply grateful to her and can't overstate the value of her involvement.

DO it right the first time

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Wow!  If it couldn't get any better - it just did!  With any option, you get free access to our Secret Facebook Elective Residency Visa Support Group.  Inside you can ask questions, meet and learn from others who have successfully applied, plus - Samantha pops in every so often to answer your questions!

Access to the Elective Residency Support Group

A Wonderful Story

Debbie had been dreaming of moving to Italy for years, she new she was ready but needed help putting it all together.  She didn't want to take any chances.

With many Covid delays, one of our happiest moments was when Debbie sent a message saying that she had received her Visa in the mail.  It was a massive relief as her consulate appointment wasn't as friendly as she had hoped.

We stayed positive though, as through our work together, we knew her application was perfect.  The wait felt like a lifetime. 

But the day finally arrived, and with her passport in hand, and little dog soon to follow, Debbie has arrived and is now living her best life in beautiful Tuscany.  

not taking any chances

Want to increase their chances of a successful erv application

Best for people who

Full Elective Residency Visa Assistance

30 minute private consultation

Option 2

A full done-for-you service to present the strongest application package for the Elective Residency Visa.

Our Elective Residency Full Visa Assistance is for people who want to get it right and want to take the stress away from the start.

Our full visa assistance includes:

  • A thorough evaluation of your position and likelihood of success
  • Dedicated visa expert to guide you in the collection of the supporting documents
  • Assistance in preparing a strong financial statement with supporting documents
  • Full review of cover letters, bank letters to ensure they are correct
  • Completion of all forms and documentation
  • Assistance in the organization and submission of the final application to the Consulate.
  • 1:1 private evaluation call with Samantha Wilson 
  • Access to our private Elective Residency Visa Support Group on facebook

Plus, we will help you prepare you for your appointment with the consular officer so that you can arrive and apply with confidence that you have the best and most complete application possible for your specific situation.  

In addition, our Elective Residency Application Assistance  include assistance in completing your first permesso di soggiorno (permit to stay) application to be submitted to the Italian Post Office.  This is a complex series of forms (all in Italian) that must be completed and submitted within eight (8) days of your arrival in Italy.

2023 fees:
€1,500 for a single applicant
€2,000 for a couple 

If you wish, (for an additional fee) we can also:

Request your codice fiscale, the Italian “social security number” through the Agenzia della Entrate on your behalf.

Assist in securing the correct Health Insurance coverage and, assist with any other Italian documents that are needed to complete the application

Property Rental Assistance

Our property rental team can also assist in securing a rental property that meets your needs and fills the criteria for the ERV.

This includes negotiating your rental contract, liaising with estate agents, review of your rental agreement, and ensuring it is registered and delivered to you in time for your Visa application.

Or, if you are considering purchasing property in Italy, our licensed estate agents and property lawyers are here to help through our Property Purchase Assistance.  

More ways we help,

If accepted, the fee will be credited toward your full application. If not accepted the fee is non-refundable.

Yes, It Really Works

You’re 80% ready to apply for the Elective Residency Visa.

You’re worried that there’s a hole or gap in your application causing a denial 

You want specialized information for your situation 

Our Elective Residency Visa Help is *best* when..  


You know you want your application to be the best it can be and confidently know you’re not missing anything

You want to do it right the first time



Learn the exact method that has helped 100% of my private clients successfully apply for their Elective Residency Visa


Join me as I walk you through every step - so you can ensure your application is rock-solid 

We will cover the do's and don'ts, how to write a killer cover letter, highlight your income to WOW the consulate and more!

And did I mention it's only $97!  That's all!

i'm in! take me there!


It's all here!

Option 3

How can I work with Samantha?

That’s an easy one!  Options 1&2  include a 1:1 with Samantha.  Simply choose which option is best for you. and you will soon be connected and working together toward your successful Visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to apply for the ERV?

This depends on how ready you are to apply. If you have access to all of the documents your application can take up to 90 days once submitted. 

Will I be able to speak directly with Samantha?

Yes! Option 1 and 2 include a one hour call directly with Samantha where she will give you additional strategies and ways to increase your chances of success. You can also ask her your burning questions about moving to Italy.

How soon do I need to have a review before I can expect to get my Visa?

It is best to submit the request for a review at least 6 months before you are hoping to apply for the Visa.  This is to allow you time to fix any discrepancies, and also find an available opening.

Do you guarantee that I will get the ERV?

We guarantee that we will help you present your ERV Application in the best, strongest way possible, giving you the highest possible chance of success.

However, we do not make the final decision on your Visa, and we have no control over the details of your specific case, so we cannot guarantee that the Consulate will approve your application.

What we can control is the *way that your application is organized, built, and presented so that it shows your in the best possible way.

We know how to work around the deficiencies, present a discrepancy, craft the cover letters and package an application for success.

How much does the ERV Private Consultation cost?

Have peace of mind that you have done everything possible to present your Elective Residency Visa in the best way possible and book a private  1:1 with Samantha for €250 euro.

How long does the review take?

To review, evaluate, and advise on an ERV application takes the same amount of time and resources whether you have assembled everything before or after we meet. 

A proper review, takes many hours and every document must be critically evaluated so that we can spot the discrepancies and advise you on how to correct them.  

We do not provide "quick glances" at your ERV Application.  This is not fair to you or to us. 

Generally, we can complete a full review within a couple of weeks, and a complete package a little longer, depending on how quickly you can get the information across to us.

How do I get started?

We would love you to join all of our happy ERV residents and help you find your way to your new life in Italy. Next step is to choose the best option for you here.

Whether you are a DIY'er at heart, need a second set of expert eyes to make sure everything is perfect, or prefer the experts to take over, we can help you succeed in your Elective Residency Visa Application.

Because, you only get one chance....

Choose the Best Option for You

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