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Posted by rikako
on 12 Jul 2020

Hello all,

I am Japanese and have been living in the UK for 25 years and am a British national now. We are planning to divorce soon. After the divorce, I am thinking of moving to Italy, if possible. 

Can someone give me advice on moving to Italy without using my husbands help? Can I move to Italy on my own? And can I legally work in Italy?

Thank you and wait for your advice.


Anonymous (not verified) on 14 Jul 2020 - 13:55

Hello! I hope you are doing well! I am certain you will be able to move to Italy easily, once the coronavirus pandemic slows down more so. Expat Arrivals has a great guide on Moving to Italy, which includes cities of Rome, Florence and Milan. Do you have an idea of where you want to settle?

You definitely can move to Italy on your own although the process may seem confusing. The visa application process is similar to other countries around the European Union. You mention working in Italy, would you like to find employment there or start your own business? The process may seem confusing but I'd suggest you read Visas for Italy and Work Permits for Italy.

Have you considered going through a relocation company? Expat Arrivals has a list of relocation firms in Italy that you could go through in moving there.

All the best

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