The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 31 January 2020.

What does this imply for UK students and professionals coming to Milano:

Short visits

UK citizens can enter Italy with a passport and stay for up to 90 days per year without the need for a visa. At border controls, they will have to follow the "all passports" path and get their passport stamped by the border police officer.

Read this focus on traveling to Italy for UK citizens compiled by the Italian Embassy in London

Visas for stays of over 90 days

Starting now, British citizens may submit a Long-Term Stay visa application for entry starting 1st January 2021, if applying for study or work (except citizens already resident in Italy before 31/12/2020, see below).

Starting from 1st January 2021, British citizens planning to stay in Italy for more than 90 days (‘long-term stay’) will be subject to national visa requirements according to Italian immigration rules applied to third-country nationals.

See for full details.

UK citizens already resident in Milano before 31/12/2020

If you were legally resident in Italy before 1 January 2021, your rights will be protected by the Withdrawal Agreement.

 Read this guide by the British  Foreign & Commonwealth Office and this guide on entry to Italy

Starting from 1stJanuary, 2021, British students who meet the requirements of Directive 2004/38 /EC and are registered in the resident population register (iscritti in anagrafe) or in the temporary population register by 31stDecember, 2020 can apply, at the Police Headquarters of the province of residence, for the new electronic residence document. 

This is the guide to obtain the residence document  by the Ministry of Interiors.

At the moment you may ask for an appointment in Questura di Milano via email , by attaching a copy of your ID: Questura requires you to provide "Attestazione di iscrizione anagrafica" (see below).

See the relevant page on the Questura di Milano website

Documents for demonstrating stay in Italy by 31st December

From The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we learn that:

The attestation of being registered in the registry by 31 December 2020 (see below) or the self-certification of residence is the ordinary means for obtaining the issue of the electronic residence document by the Police Headquarters of the province of residence.

However, British citizens who are not yet registered in the registry by 31 December 2020, but who demonstrate, through appropriate documentation proving a legal stay on the national territory on the aforementioned date (e.g. employment contract, certificate of enrollment in a course of study) may request the issue of the electronic residence document at the police headquarters of the province of residence.

You can request an appointment to Questura By e-mail (see above)

Attestazione di iscrizione anagrafica

In order to obtain "Attestazione di iscrizione anagrafica" (a certificate proving you have registered as a resident in Milano) the Anagrafe/City Registry of Milano set up this procedure:

You must be confirmed resident in Milano 

•            Take an appointment at Protocollo Generale on the Comune di Milano website 

•            fill in the request form  

•            make a photocopy of your ID

•            buy a 16€ revenue stamp  

•            Go to Protocollo Generale counters in via Larga offices and file the application  

•            The certificate will be sent to you / made available for pickup after processing (30 days approx.)

See the relevant page on the Municipal Registry website