Monday, June 7, 1999

Hmm how can I word this, when I move to Italy I think I will be poor, or at least on a very strict budget.?

So are people there open to helping out with feeding if you? Is it like you go into a house and they say Mangia mangia

Answer on Hmm how can I word this, when I move to Italy I think I will be poor, or at least on a very strict budget.?

No, not generally if you're a complete stranger although the people here are very hospitable and generous.

If you're not an EU citizen, you can't just move here to live. You would need a visa that allows you to do so. The visa website for Italy is here: http://www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp . A work visa is difficult to get. In order for a company to get a work permit for you, they would need to demonstrate that there are no viable candidates for the job who are EU citizens. Basically, this means you have to have special skills, knowledge, or experience for jobs or take a job where there are not enough available EU candidates. In the current economy, the latter case does not exist. For a residence visa without working or a student visa, you need to prove you have adequate means to support yourself here without assistence before you can get the visa. For example, for a student visa, you need proof of means of support in Italy of not less than €350.57 for each month of the academic year.

The laws here are being/have been modified regarding illegal immigration to become much tougher.