How Confident Are You That 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.
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're in luck:
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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!
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
request a review
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.
Start by filling out the request form with as many details as you can. Samantha will review your submission personally to ensure you are ready for a review.
If together we have decided to work together, you will be invited to your online personal workspace, where you can upload your application and supporting documents for review.
Once Samantha has reviewed all of your documents, you will be invited to book a private consultation where she will go over your application in detail. In this stage she will provide assistance and guidance on any corrections or missing pieces.
request a review
When you have completed the adjustments to your application, you will be invited for a further 30 minute call with Samantha so she can do a double check, prepare you for your interview and answer any last questions and .
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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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.
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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 “What If's”
You have followed the instructions on the Consulate, have secured a property in Italy to call your home, acquired the insurance and put it all together.
But you are not quite sure if your finances are correctly documented, are not sure what to put in the cover letter and are nervous about all of the little things that can make or break your application.
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.
are you ready?
Yes, It Really Works
You’re 90% 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
request a review
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
That’s an easy one! Simply fill out the Request for Review here. She will quickly be able to let you know if you qualify, what your likelihood of success is and if you are ready for a review.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes! You will have a minimum of one hour call directly with Samantha plus your final review. However, Samantha is hands-on with all ERV Reviews so you will have contact with her throughout the process.
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.
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.
Having peace of mind that you have done everything possible to present your Elective Residency Visa in the best way possible through the ERV Review, including 1:1 with Samantha is €500 euro for a single applicant and €800 per couple.
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.
We will advise you of Samantha's availability after we receive your application for review.
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 submit your request for review application so we can make sure we are a good fit.
Clear, honest and straightforward advice that will help you successful apply for the Elective Residency Visa in Italy
Because, you only get one chance....