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Does anyone know the answer to this one - about residence permit in Italy?

Does anyone know the answer to this one - about residence permit in Italy?

May 20th, 2003, 06:43 AM
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Does anyone know the answer to this one - about residence permit in Italy?

We just got our tourist visa for Italy and it says that we need to present ourselves to the Italian police within 8 days of our entry to get a "residence permit". Earlier someone had mentioned on this forum that the Hotel would take care of it. When I wrote an e-mail about this to our hotel, they said we don't need to do anything since we have a tourist visa and the hotel has nothing to do with it. The Italian embassy does not answer phones nor returns messages. Does anyone know anything about this? Of course we can find out about it when we land but I like to be prepared ahead of time as much as I can. Thank you in advance.
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May 20th, 2003, 06:48 AM
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This is a fascist law. This is not a political comment about it, it was literally passed during fascism and it has never been deleted. Just don't worry about it, nobody cares anymore. You will be in italy, people don't worry about laws all the time!!!
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May 20th, 2003, 06:48 AM
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Where are you coming from that you need a tourist visa for Italy?
Are you planning to take up residence in Italy?
Before anyone can answer this question, you need to provide some further information.
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May 20th, 2003, 06:55 AM
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3 times to Italy I never did anything more than bring a US passport. I suppose you can check with the airline or travel agent (if you used one) that you booked through.
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May 20th, 2003, 07:33 AM
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Aurora holds an Indian passport:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34414332
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May 20th, 2003, 08:14 AM
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The old law about residence permit applies also to Italians on holiday on a different part of Italy from their home. It is just another overlooked old law!
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May 20th, 2003, 01:19 PM
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Thank you Alice for your information and assurance. I have lived in the USA for over 12 years now and I am always amazed at how little people here know about the basic immigration issues (considering it is a country of immigrants) - like what does it mean to have a tourist visa and who needs it and when. I guess if you never have to deal with it there is no reason to know.
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May 20th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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Aurora, when you'll be getting ready for your USA citizenship test, there are 100 most often asked questions in history, politics, etc... Try to ask these questions anybody born in USA - you will be even more surprised!!
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May 21st, 2003, 01:56 AM
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Thank you, but if any change in citizenship will ever occur to me, it will be a refusal of all citizenships.
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