The exciting prospect of Italy is beckoning you, and how can we blame you ?
The delicious and diverse food which varies from region to region, vineyards stuffed full to bursting with the most exquisite grapes used in some of the world’s finest wines, breathtaking coastline and beaches, not to mention the incredible people and culture.
But you don’t want to stay just for a short break, you’re ready to try living somewhere new, and Italy is a fantastic option waiting to be discovered. Why not teach in Italy whilst you explore? You can earn money for stability whilst you enjoy the thrill learning about a new country. And don’t let visas and bureaucracy put you off: learn from these tips about teaching English legally while you adventure around Italy.
Trending digital nomad visas
You may have noticed that many countries are now offering digital nomad visas, and Italy is no exception: a brand new class of visa combining aspects of existing Italian visas with brand new elements tailored to those working remotely is due in September 2022, just around the corner, so get those digital plans in action!
This is great news if you are interested in joining an online school and avoiding the anchor of a physical location to keep you tied to one place. You can stand to earn the upper levels of pay if you have a TEFL certificate with upwards of 100 hours of teaching included.
Are you an EU citizen to teach ?
Who doesn’t love the idea of living in picturesque Italy, with all the beautiful villages, mountains and beaches it has to offer? There is no paradise in Europe quite like Italy, with its range of climates and terrains. It really is a treat waiting to be discovered!
It gets better: if you’re an EU citizen, there is some good news for you: you are entitled to live and work in Italy right away without any further bureaucracy! Just make sure to get legal working status under EU laws sorted out, an easy process for those who are EU residents.
Visas allowing work in Italian companies and schools
For those of us not so blessed as our EU-integrated friends, a good place to start is with the 90 day tourist visa on entry to Italy, but be aware, you are not allowed to teach on this visa.
If you’re ready to commit to Italy without first having a little taster, look into a student visa. These can run from 4-12 months and give teachers the right to teach up to 20 hours per week.
If you’re looking for something more permanent, there are several types of visa for longer stays in Italy. A D-type visa is for anything over the initial 90 days granted to everyone, while a C-type visa will allow multiple entries for 90 days. Be sure to head to an Italian authority office within 8 days to obtain your residence permit which will allow you to legally live in Italy for the following weeks or months.
Still doesn’t sound like a match ?
Italy has plenty of other options if these don’t quite sound like the fit for you. A simple search can uncover everything from a self-employed or entrepreneurs visa, a business visa or other types allowing entry to multiple countries within the Schengen zone. The take home message is: Italy is a friendly country and they want you to come and join them !
Armed with all this legal visa information about how to successfully and legally obtain work in Italy, all that’s left to do now is begin the job hunt and secure that dream job. There are many options in the main cities of Italy, with jobs in the outlying regions requiring a little more time and effort, even better with the help of a local or someone with fluent Italian.
Once this part is done, you can let the Italian adventures begin !