Italy Passport HoldersItaly, currently holds the 35th position in La Vida’s global passport ranking, presenting a promising landscape for those exploring Residency and Citizenship by Investment avenues. The Italian passport allows visa-free access to 197 countries, covering an impressive 86.8% of destinations worldwide. With a robust GDP access of 80.4%, it provides a solid foundation for those seeking financial opportunities on the global stage. Additionally, Italy’s travel popularity score stands at a commendable 90.9%. La Vida’s unique passport ranking methodology goes beyond a simple tally of destinations. By incorporating criteria such as GDP and Travel Popularity, we evaluate the “quality” of these destinations.



The significance of combining a second passport with your existing one is often overlooked when choosing an investor visa programme. Your existing passport already provides access to numerous visa-free travel destinations. When obtaining a second passport, it is crucial to ensure that the supplementary advantages align with your current travel privileges. Mere duplication of visa-free destinations provides no concrete advantage. La Vida’s Passport Investment Report goes beyond a simple count of destinations; it evaluates your unique combination, identifying the passport that best aligns with your travel profile and current passport. Whether GDP is crucial for your frequent business trips or Travel Popularity is significant for leisure and vacations, our report caters to your specific requirements. This invaluable service, accompanied by a thorough analysis, is exclusively provided by La Vida at no cost to our clients.

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Italy does not offer a direct citizenship-by-investment programme. Nevertheless, the acquisition of citizenship may be possible later through an initial period of residency. Italy’s Golden Visa Programme, commonly referred to as the Dolce Visa grants residency to applicants investing in various route, from €250,000 – €2,000,0000. Following investment and ten years of tax residency it is possible to apply for Italian citizenship. If you do not plan to live in Italy, but your end goal is citizenship within a European nation, then we advise looking at Portugal’s Golden Visa programme as an alternative solution.

For more in-depth information on Italy’s Golden Visa programme or to receive your complimentary passport report, consult with one of our advisors.


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