UK citizen: as of 1 January 2021 no visa is required for UK citizens to enter Italy and the Schengen area, but the maximum stay allowed is 90 consecutive days within a 180 day period. UK citizens and their families who have officially registered their presence in Italy before 31 December 2020 are exempt from this limitation. The beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement are UK citizens residing in Italy by 31 December 2020 and family members accompanying or joining them, even after the afore-mentioned date. The Withdrawal Agreement provides that UK nationals and their family members have the right to receive a new residence document in electronic format. The document states that it was issued based on the Withdrawal Agreement and allows them to exercise the rights recognized by the said Agreement. The electronic residence document is valid for 5 years (bearing the title “residence card”) or 10 years (bearing the title “permanent residence card”) if the right of permanent residence is acquired (legal and uninterrupted residence in Italy for 5 years, including periods of stay before or after 31 December 2020).
Employment and Residence: as of 1 January 2021, UK citizens must obtain a visa for Italy according to the rules and regulations regarding extended periods of stay for foreigners.
Investors: UK citizens who obtained residence in Italy by 31 December 2020 can make real estate or corporate investments. The same faculty is granted to UK citizens who are not residents and do not wish to live or work in Italy.
UK citizens who want to invest and reside in Italy after 1 January 2021 must apply for an investor visa or other type of authorization that grants extended stays (work, elective residence, study, etc.).