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.
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.
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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Take the next step towards your new life in Italy
YES! I NEED 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.
Once received, you will be invited to your online personal workspace, where you can upload your application and supporting documents for review.
Once our visa experts have reviewed all of your documents, you will receive a detailed report of your review and highlighting your application in detail. In this stage we will provide 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 private one hour call with Samantha so she can do a double check, prepare you for your interview and answer any last questions.
€500 for a single applicant
€800 for a couple
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.
Best for people who
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!
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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A full done-for-you service to present the strongest application package for the Elective Residency Visa.
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,
we require 15 minutes of your time to do a quick evaluation to ensure that you meet the requirments of the ERV
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
PICK THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU
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
A SPECIAL WORKSHOP WITH SAMANTHA WILSON
A SPECIAL WORKSHOP WITH SAMANTHA WILSON
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!
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
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! 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.
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.
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.
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....