Clear, honest and straightforward advice that will help you successful apply for the Elective Residency Visa in Italy

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Elective Residence Visa Assistance

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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 who knows to take a look at my application…”

You don't have to do it alone.

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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.  

Take the next step towards your new life in Italy 


Elective Residency Assistance Program

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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.

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You’re dreaming of a new life in Italy, and need an ERV to open the doors. But your head is spinning with “How do I's”, “When do I’s” & “What If's” – so nothing gets done and you watch another year slip away.

It's time to change and get you moving in the right direction and toward your new life in Italy.

As someone who has fallen in love with all things Italian and is ready for retirement, trying to figure out how to apply for the coveted Elective Residency Visa and actually get it - can be overwhelming, confusing - and a little scary.

How are you supposed to know what is truly required, how to qualify your finances, what to put in the cover letter and all of the little things that can make the difference between success and failure?

It's too big of a loss to try to do this all alone. You need someone who knows what works, what doesn't, and who will guide you to success.

Elective Residency Visa Assistance

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Here's How it Works

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application Preparation & Assembly

If together we have decided to work together, you will be invited to your online personal workspace, where you will access all of our resources, checklists and action steps.  You will be able to book all of your strategy and information calls that will lead you through the evaluation, prep and final review of your ERV application.

1:1 calls

You will have up to three (3) thirty-minute 1:1 calls with Samantha and/or her experts to review your application, answer questions, clarify steps and set you up for the your appointment at the Consulate. 

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1:1 final review call with samantha

You will receive a 1 hour Private Consultation and Review Session with Samantha before submitting your application to ensure everything is in perfect order.

You’re ready to retire in Italy permanently

You want clear steps of what to do and when to do it

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

You want specialized information for your situation 

The Elective Residency Visa Assistance is *best* when..  

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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

Yes, It Really Works

Evaluate your qualifications,  review, organize and prepare for your Visa Application with confidence

 Identify deficits in your application and show you how to overcome them.

Help you establish a realistic timeline based on your personal goals

Help you write the perfect motivation letter, one of the critical pieces to your application

Help you properly complete the financial package so you can more easily qualify for an approval.

The ERV Assistance Program will...

Guide you on how to turn your retirement savings into acceptable passive income for your application

Help you meet the requirements of your Consulate by connecting you to the right sources 

Identify and correct mistakes, carefully organize the application & present you in the strongest way possible 

Provide templates, sample letters and checklists to keep you on track

Manage the risk to property rentals (if needed)


How can I work with Samantha?

That’s an easy one! You will need to book a free 15 min call with us to make sure that you meet the requirements for an ERV. We will quickly be able to let you know if you qualify, what your likelihood of success is and if we can help you. 

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. However, our ERV Application review will usually take a couple of weeks. 

Will I be able to speak directly with Samantha?

Yes! You will have a minimum of one hour call directly with Samantha on your final review. However, Samantha is hands-on with all ERV Applications and reviews all files before they are completed.  

How soon do I need to start this program before I can expect to get my Visa?

This program is best with at least 6 months and up to 3 years before you want to have your Visa and be ready to move to Italy.

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 Assistance cost?

Having peace of mind that you have done everything possible to present your Elective Residency Visa in the best way possible through the ERV Assistance Program, including support from start to visa in hand starts at 1500 euro.

Do you offer Just ERV Application Reviews?

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. 

If you are serious about presenting your application in the best way - the first time - the only option is the full ERV Assistance Program.

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 set up a quick 15 minute call so we can meet and make sure we are a good fit.

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Book a quick 15 min call to find out what your chances are in successfully getting the Elective Residency Visa for Italy.

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