How to Move to Italy after Brexit
Now that Brexit has actually happened many Brits are asking How to move to Italy after Brexit. Well nothing has changed until the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020. British citizens have full EU rights until that point in time. (the transition period may be extended beyond 31st December). So if you want to move to Italy after Brexit then it is still best to do it before the transition period ends, as things may get more complicated after the transition period.
The UK government will be negotiating with the EU throughout 2020 to secure a deal that hopefully allows for minimum disruption to Brits that wish to work, live or travel to the EU after Brexit. Italy is keen for a mutually beneficial agreement that allows for Italians and Brits to live and work in each other’s countries without the need for excessive legislation. But you can bet on the whole process of moving to Italy becoming a lot more complicated after the transition period ends.
How to move to Italy after Brexit
The advice of removals experts Advancemoves on How to move to Italy after Brexit, is to move to Italy before the transition period expires. Although due to the ongoing corona virus outbreak this could prove impossible until later in the year. But a move to Italy this year would mean that any Brit will still have EU rights. Settlement will be easier with less administration.
Moving to Italy after Brexit
The Advancemoves team have a page on their website dedicated to providing helpful information on all aspects of moving to Italy. Visit their moving to Italy page for more information on your move to Italy and useful links to other government sites giving further information and help. Advancemoves also have a very handy instant online removals quotes system. This allows the user to enter minimum move details and obtain an instant online removals quote for a move to Italy or anywhere else in Europe or even the world. You can obtain a removal quote in 30 seconds and then also receive up to 5 more accurate quotes from independent removal companies that cover your removal destination. It really is that simple.
Italian Residency after Brexit
Once you move to Italy you will need to obtain Italian residency in order to be able to live in Italy legally after the transition period expires. This is very important. If you don’t obtain residency then you may find yourself living in Italy as an illegal immigrant.
If you are resident in Italy before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, you will be able to stay.
You must register as an Italian resident (in Italian) if you want to stay in Italy for more than 3 months. You will get one of the following from the local town hall or comune:
- an attestazione di regolarità di soggiorno
- a certificato di residenza
- attestazione di iscrizione anagrafica or attestazione di soggiorno permanente (if resident for 5 years or more)
You should also register for healthcare in Italy and change your driving license to an Italian one.
Italian Healthcare after Brexit
If you’re living in Italy or move there permanently before 31 December 2020, you’ll have life-long healthcare rights in Italy as you do now, provided you remain resident.
If you’re staying in Italy for more than 3 months, you must register with the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale – SSN) through your local health authority (Azienda Sanitaria Locale).
You can register for free with the SSN if:
- you have a work contract, are self-employed in Italy or are an immediate family member of someone who is
- you are an immediate family member of an Italian citizen
- you have been officially resident in Italy for 5 years or more
- you are unemployed, registered on the employment lists (liste di collocamento) or registered for a professional training course
- you hold a UK social security form, such as an S1 form for pensioners
If you are not eligible to register for free, you can pay an annual fee to receive state healthcare. Contact your local Azienda Sanitaria Locale.
Italian driving license
Driving license rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020.
If you are resident in Italy, exchange your UK licence for an Italian one. You can still use your Italian licence in the UK or exchange it for a UK licence without taking a test if you return to live in the UK.
If you need further information on moving to Italy then check out the advance moves website and their Removals to Italy Page. #howtomovetoitalyafterbrexit