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A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 21 Friday 20 November 2020 To UK nationals in Italy, There have been some important recent announcements from the UK on healthcare, and I want to update you as a UK national living in Italy on your rights to access healthcare here. I would also like to provide a brief update to UK […]Read More

Message for U.S. Citizens: Runoff Elections in Georgia & Louisiana

Message for U.S. Citizens: Runoff Elections in Georgia & Louisiana

Calling All Georgia & Louisiana State Voters Living Abroad If you are registered to vote in the State of Georgia or in the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana, we encourage you to participate in the upcoming runoff elections.   More information on the runoff elections in Georgia can be found here: https://www.fvap.gov/georgia and in Louisiana here: https://www.fvap.gov/louisiana. Remember U.S. […]Read More

Returning to Italy from Abroad during Covid-19 Lockdown – What to do

Returning to Italy from Abroad during Covid-19 Lockdown – What to do

Instructions for travelers returning to Italy Returning from Belgium, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain Travelers returning to Italy from 14 October to 3 December, and are domiciled in the provinces of Milan and Lodi,  must register by filling out the form at the following link:  Italian HERE   English HERE […]Read More

Answering Questions for UK Nationals Moving to Italy

Answering Questions for UK Nationals Moving to Italy

A message from British Embassy Rome Thank you to everyone who joined our latest Q & A event for UK nationals. We focused our session on those newly arrived in Italy or thinking of moving to Italy. FAQs about Living in Italy You can find below a selection of the questions raised as well as […]Read More

How to Watch the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election from Italy

How to Watch the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election from Italy

The Race for the White House is on! If you are an American in Italy, you will want to watch the Presidential Election. Italian news channels are broadcasting but if you are not yet savvy with the language, you will want to watch the U.S. Presidential Election commentaries in English.  We have complied a list […]Read More

How to track your mail-in ballot

How to track your mail-in ballot

November 3rd is Election Day in the United States. American expats living in Italy and the rest of world have already mailed in their ballots. Americans abroad are asking: Will my vote arrive on time? Will it be counted? How do I track my ballot? With absentee voting at an all-time high and delays caused […]Read More

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 20 Wednesday 21 October 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, I want to update you on the latest Italian government measures related to Covid-19. And to provide a reminder on Citizens’ Rights of the key actions we are advising UK nationals to take before the end of this year. I also want to […]Read More

South Africa updated list of high risk countries, Italy is on the list

South Africa updated list of high risk countries, Italy is on the list

Just days after the announcement that South Africa was open for business made by the South African Consulate General of Milan, an updated list of high risk countries has been issued and Italy is now on the list. Italian citizens and permanent residents of Italy are not allowed to enter South Africa for tourism or […]Read More

Welcome U.S. Consul General in Milan, Robert Needham

Welcome U.S. Consul General in Milan, Robert Needham

Easy Milano would like to extend a warm welcome to Consul General Robert Needham who has taken office early this month at the U.S. Consulate in Milan. We wish you all the best and support you in all efforts of your diplomatic mission. Robert Needham, Consul General of U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy Consul […]Read More

Act now! Virtual Voting Assistance Oct 21 & 28, 2020

Act now! Virtual Voting Assistance Oct 21 & 28, 2020

Message for U.S. Citizens – Virtual Voting Assistance If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is offering virtual voting assistance via Zoom over the next two weeks to provide direct support to U.S. citizens overseas.  Voters […]Read More

Live Q&A Facebook Session for “New Arrivals to Italy”

Live Q&A Facebook Session for “New Arrivals to Italy”

Are you a UK national recently arrived in Italy? The British Embassy Rome with the participation of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will be holding a live Q & A session on facebook on Tuesday 20 October at 17:30. The session will be aimed at people who have just moved to Italy. You can post a […]Read More

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Susan Harris Rimmer, Griffith UniversityMain image: www.shutterstock.com Australia is a nation of enthusiastic travellers, it is one of our defining national characteristics. At any given time, around a million of us are living and working overseas. In 2019, a record 11.3 million Australian residents went on short-term trips, double the figure of ten years earlier. […]Read More

South African borders opened for business

South African borders opened for business

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON VISA INFORMATION A Message from Consular OfficeSouth African Consulate General Dear All, Kindly note that we have just been informed that all visa exemptions that were withdrawn, have now been re-instated. Thus NO visa is required for travellers from: USA, UK, France; Spain; Italy; Germany; Portugal; Singapore; South Korea; Iran & Hong Kong, […]Read More

Covid-19: Oct. 7, 2020 Update

Covid-19: Oct. 7, 2020 Update

Wearing masks indoors and outdoors is once again obligatory in Italy (Rome, 7 October 2020) The Council of Ministers approved the extension of the state of emergency in Italy to 31 January 2021 and approved, the Law Decree “Urgent measures connected with the extension of the declaration the state of epidemiological emergency from Covid-19 and for the operational […]Read More

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

Switching on the heating in Italy is controlled by regional regulations for centralized systems. Residents with autonomous heating should abide by the rules but have a bit more leeway.   It’s already October and temperatures have suddenly dropped. It’s cold and damp and it would be so great right now to have the radiators on! […]Read More

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Location: French Consulate Milan – Intersection of Via Moscova and Via Turati Event:  A demonstration against the French government will occur on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 2:00 p.m.  Demonstrators will gather near the French Consulate Building at the intersection of Via Moscova and Via Turati.  Police expect between […]Read More

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Source: Regione Lombardia, 18 September 2020 (Partial automated translation) The ATS and ASST allow, within the current supply network, access to the test (swab) without reservation, free of charge and with self-certification of motivation, both for students (starting from early childhood), and for teaching and non-teaching school staff, who present symptoms at school or outside the […]Read More

Americans Are Invited To A Virtual Voting Assistance Event

Americans Are Invited To A Virtual Voting Assistance Event

EVENT:  September 30, 2020, from 18:30 – 19:30 Virtual event on Zoom The U.S. Consulate General in Milan, in conjunction with the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), is hosting a virtual voting assistance event for U.S. citizens in Italy.  We will provide information on the absentee voting process and other consular services and answer some frequently asked […]Read More

Mobility Bonus FAQs

Mobility Bonus FAQs

Last May, the municipality of Milan announced a new bike lane project for Milan and its intention on becoming the cleanest and most bike friendly city in Europe. The Environmental Minister of Italy also announced the “Bonus Mobilità 2020 – Mobility Voucher Program”, a special tax refund to anyone buying bikes, including pedal assisted bicycles, as well […]Read More

Readout of Residency and Registration FaceBook live event

Readout of Residency and Registration FaceBook live event

Thank you to everyone who joined our Facebook live event last week on residency and registration. Our panel included Greta Nonni of the International Organisation for Migration. IOM is our UK Nationals Support Fund implementing partner in Italy and are providing support to UK nationals in registering. We’ve included a selection of the questions raised […]Read More

AMERICANS IN ITALY :  Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

AMERICANS IN ITALY : Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

The U.S. election is approximately six weeks away, and there’s no doubt that the old cliché is true:  this really is the most important election of our lifetime, and perhaps the most consequential American election since the Civil War, both for the United States and for the entire planet.   And that’s why every vote […]Read More

U.S. Consulate General in Milan Notarial Services Are Now Available

U.S. Consulate General in Milan Notarial Services Are Now Available

The U.S. Consulate General in Milan is pleased to announce that routine notarial services are now available.  The Consular Section has limited capacity for notarial appointments, so please be patient if your preferred date is not available.  Visit https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/notarial-services/ to schedule an appointment. The Consular Agencies in Venice and Genoa also offer notarial services – please contact the agency […]Read More

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

One of our Easy Milano subscribers who has been living as a permanent resident in Milan wrote in asking: ” I obtained permanent residence in Italy in November 2016. When is the earliest date at which I can apply for dual citizenship?” The answer depends on your nationality or refugee status. If you are an […]Read More

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting assistance for Service members, their families, and overseas citizensAbsentee Voting Overview Americans can vote. Wherever they are. FVAP – Federal Voting Assistance Program FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all states and will extend your eligibility […]Read More

Live Q & A Session with British Embassy Rome, 27 August 2020

Live Q & A Session with British Embassy Rome, 27 August 2020

UK National living in Italy? Do you have a question about your future travel and movement rights after the end of the transition period? The British Embassy Rome is hosting its next live Q & A session on Thursday 27 August between 17:00 – 18:00. During this time you can post a question about travel and […]Read More

A Family Shopping Day at Scalo Milano Outlet

A Family Shopping Day at Scalo Milano Outlet

Milano Moda  Milan is not only the backdrop for the fashion runways, but it is a shopping destination for anyone looking for true Milanese style.  There is a shopping district in Milan for every kind of moda. The Golden Quadrilateral is famous for high end boutiques like Valentino, Gucci, Prada and Dolce Gabbana. Corso Como […]Read More

U.K. Government Offers Assistance to Expats Living in Italy

U.K. Government Offers Assistance to Expats Living in Italy

UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES INFORMATION CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT UK NATIONALS IN ITALY ·       The UK Government’s Foreign Office launches a vital information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the transition period ends on 31 December ·       The Foreign Office will also offer assistance to those […]Read More

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 19 – Thursday 30 July 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, Before many of us take a summer break with our friends and families, I wanted to provide a further update on Italy’s implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and your citizens’ rights. Over the last few months, I and my team have engaged […]Read More

Italian holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Italian holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of hard work of the agricultural sector. It became a custom for the workers to wish their employers “buon ferragosto” and they would get […]Read More

Living Milanese Style

Living Milanese Style

What it means to be Milanese and how we as expats can adopt a Milanese lifestyle. If you do an image search for “Stile Milanese”, Google will show you a collage of elegant male models, expensive watches and chic women clinking prosecco glasses. However, wearing a designer jacket, drinking aperitvi and shopping in Milan does […]Read More

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