The Las Vegas of people’s lives – Brexit negotiations

The Las Vegas of people’s lives – Brexit negotiations

Britons living in Italy today branded the UK government’s announcement that it would finance the healthcare of British pensioners living in the EU only for a year, as “shameful”. Worse still, it could cost lives, warned Delia Dumaresq, a committee member of British in...
When is a dead parrot dead?

When is a dead parrot dead?

The Waiting Game goes on – 14 days and counting and still no law.  British in Italy’s meeting on 15th March 2019 with representatives of the Italian government was both helpful and a bit of a damp squib. No Italian law yet on our post Brexit No Deal rights: We...
Drivers Licences, Residence and magical unicorns

Drivers Licences, Residence and magical unicorns

  Driving Licences, Residence & Magical Unicorns The British embassy and UK government websites advise everyone to swap their UK driving licences for an Italian one. Whilst the UK is a member of the EU, that is generally a fairly straight forward process. So yes,...
Update from the Italian ministry – 20th February 2019

Update from the Italian ministry – 20th February 2019

Update from our meeting with the Italian Brexit minister, 20th February 2019 Here we provide you with a brief update from our meeting with the Italian Brexit minister Pierluigi D’Elia. on the 20th February 2019.  Members of the British in Italy team met him...
Hats off to the Italian Ministries

Hats off to the Italian Ministries

On Friday 1st February 2019 the British in Italy team met again with Pierluigi D’Elia from the Italian ministry dealing with Brexit.  We had a very productive and positive meeting. The main message was that the ministry are working hard to ensure that all our rights...
URGENT: RESIDENCY BEFORE MARCH 29TH 2019

URGENT: RESIDENCY BEFORE MARCH 29TH 2019

In this post we want to keep the message simple: If you are living in Italy, or moving to Italy and want to apply for residency as an EU citizen then you must do so before March 29th 2019.    The Italian government ( at time of writing) have given us a written...
URGENT: REQUEST ‘RESIDENZA PERMANENTE’.

URGENT: REQUEST ‘RESIDENZA PERMANENTE’.

If you have been a resident in Italy for more than 5 years, you are entitled under EU law to request ‘residenza permanente’ from your local comune.  ‘Residenza permanente’ allows you a number of other benefits under EU law, but predominantly...
URGENT: RESIDENCY – YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT 3 MONTHS

URGENT: RESIDENCY – YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT 3 MONTHS

YOU CAN APPLY FOR RESIDENCY AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE IN ITALY – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN HERE 3 MONTHS:  Under the right of free movement within the EU, any EU citizen has the right to move to another EU country and remain in that country...
URGENT: CONFIRM YOUR UK STATE PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS ONLINE

URGENT: CONFIRM YOUR UK STATE PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS ONLINE

Deal or no deal Brexit could mean that in the long-term UK citizens lose their right to aggregation of pension contributions across different EU states. If you are a UK citizen living in Italy and have made national insurance contributions in the UK, for any period of...
Your Sindaco is important…let them know…AGAIN!

Your Sindaco is important…let them know…AGAIN!

Your Sindaco British in Italy is relaunching our ‘CONTACT YOUR SINDACO’ initiative.  Our future in Italy could depend on them So we are asking you, where possible, to make contact with your local Sindaco and deliver a letter and a number of questions which...