Visas / Residence permits
Renting an apartment
Opening a bank account
English speaking doctors, dentists etc.
Childbirth and child care
Renting a car/scooter
Setting up the internet
Finding the right schools
Getting a driver’s license
Importing your pets etc. etc.
People moving to Rome envision a laid back, romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is so much to love, the food and wine, the cafe culture, the art, the history, the weather.
“The bureaucracy,” however, is conspicuously absent from this list and many an expat has, at one point or another, been driven virtually insane by the labyrinthine quagmire of governmental inefficiency.
The undisputed King of all Bureaucratic Nightmares starts with the Permesso di Soggiorno which you will need to stay in Italy.
Despite what all the sock salesmen will tell you, there are no quick fixes but we can at least point you in the right direction, make sure you don’t make the all the classic mistakes and go up too many blind alleys.