What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?
FOR MEMBERS

What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?

As a foreigner in Italy you enter a complicated world of bureaucracy, but one question we are asked a lot is the difference in status between residency and citizenship. Here's an overview.

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

‘Mum and dad’ references to be removed from Italian kids’ ID cards

‘Mum and dad’ references to be removed from Italian kids’ ID cards

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job

Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court

Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court

Reggio Emilia becomes first city in Italy to offer gender-neutral toilets

Reggio Emilia becomes first city in Italy to offer gender-neutral toilets

International anti-LGBT, anti-abortion congress opens in Verona

International anti-LGBT, anti-abortion congress opens in Verona

Italy just made it easier to claim self-defence if you hurt or kill an intruder

Italy just made it easier to claim self-defence if you hurt or kill an intruder

‘Securing rights of Britons in Europe is legally possible, they just need to try’

‘Securing rights of Britons in Europe is legally possible, they just need to try’

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards

Verona defies Italy’s abortion law and declares itself a ‘pro-life city’

Verona defies Italy’s abortion law and declares itself a ‘pro-life city’

Same-sex marriages performed abroad won’t be recognized in Italy

Same-sex marriages performed abroad won’t be recognized in Italy

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy

ANALYSIS: ‘Violence against women conditions every aspect of our lives’

ANALYSIS: ‘Violence against women conditions every aspect of our lives’

‘Stop telling expat Remainers to come home – it’s not that simple’

‘Stop telling expat Remainers to come home – it’s not that simple’

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Italy’s top court lets gay woman adopt partner’s child

Italy’s top court lets gay woman adopt partner’s child

Italian teacher sacked for killing two rabbits in class

Italian teacher sacked for killing two rabbits in class

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

HIV transfusion scandal: Italy ordered to pay out millions

HIV transfusion scandal: Italy ordered to pay out millions

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades

Historic Palio protest gets go ahead in Siena

Historic Palio protest gets go ahead in Siena

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple

Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights

Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights

Animal activists call for Palio ban after horse dies

Animal activists call for Palio ban after horse dies

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Italy urged to make torture a crime

Italy urged to make torture a crime

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May

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Italy wrong to take child born to surrogate: ECHR

ECHR rejects Italy embryo mix-up case

ECHR rejects Italy embryo mix-up case

Marriage still valid after sex change: Italian court

Marriage still valid after sex change: Italian court

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights

‘Fame-seeking’ cat-throwers spark outrage

‘Fame-seeking’ cat-throwers spark outrage

Italy ‘still committed’ to bill on citizenship rights for migrant children

Italy ‘still committed’ to bill on citizenship rights for migrant children

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

EU court blasts Italy over abduction of Egyptian imam

EU court blasts Italy over abduction of Egyptian imam

‘Italy struggles to accept its multi-cultural identity’

‘Italy struggles to accept its multi-cultural identity’