Foreigners in Italy

While EU citizens have no limit in their rights in all EU countries, here in Italy, non-European foreigners’ rights are exactly the same as Italian citizens if they have a permit to stay.

Foreigners with a permit to stay have the same capacity to own real estate and to buy and sell them, to make contracts with any object and to establish any kind of company except those with specific legal limit.

Foreigners without staying permission have a different condition: in Italy they can do only the same acts as Italian citizens in their country (condition of reciprocity). Everything that is forbidden for Italian citizens in that country is forbidden in Italy for all citizens of the same country.