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Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 2, Monday 16 October, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Following the Prime Minister’s landmark speech in Florence last month and the fifth round of negotiations in Brussels, […] Read More

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

With its rugged mountains, ice blue lakes, miles of forests and billowing prairie grasses, Canada appeals to the adventurous spirit. This recreational wonderland boasts over 40 National Parks and Reserves, a dozen of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alongside its impressive natural beauty, Canada also offers compelling educational opportunities to international students who wish […] Read More

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 1, September 12, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. As negotiations between the UK Government and the European Commission continue to move forward, I know that there is a strong appetite for information. This letter is intended to complement our face-to-face engagement, […] Read More

Brexit: the UK’s offer on Citizens’ Rights

Brexit: the UK’s offer on Citizens’ Rights

Ambassador Jill Morris writes about the British government’s intention to protect the rights of British citizens in Italy and the rest of Europe, and those of EU nationals in the UK. My role as Ambassador is to engage with the Italian government on issues such as foreign policy, security, trade and culture. But just as […] Read More

Happy Canada Day from Canadian Ambassador to Italy, Peter McGovern

Happy Canada Day from Canadian Ambassador to Italy, Peter McGovern

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, On the 150th anniversary of our home country, I have the great pleasure to wish you a very happy Canada Day. Canada has grown year after year, shaped by many different communities from Aboriginals to French, British and many new cultures, including the Italian, all becoming part of our […] Read More

Happy Independence Day from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, U.S. Consul General Milan

Happy Independence Day from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, U.S. Consul General Milan

Dear Friends, The “Spirit of ‘76” is with us once again as we celebrate the 241st birthday of the United States of America! More than 152 years after the first U.S. Consular Agent was appointed in Milan, the Consulate General has seen steady growth in demand for consular services, diplomatic engagement, and commercial outreach. This […] Read More

Royal Relations with Italy

Royal Relations with Italy

Having turned 90 in 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is to mark her official birthday this year on 17 June with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London. Already in 2017 there have been a number of Royal visits to Italy. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The […] Read More

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – Automatic 6 Month Extension of Time to File

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – Automatic 6 Month Extension of Time to File

If you are not able to file your return by the due date, you generally can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. To get this automatic extension, you must file Form 4868. Or, you can file Form 4868 electronically (e-file), using your personal computer, or through a tax professional. You do not […] Read More

For U.S. Citizens: Filing Extensions While Abroad

For U.S. Citizens: Filing Extensions While Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside. When to File If you […] Read More

UK General Election: Register to Vote

UK General Election: Register to Vote

Use this service to apply to register to vote or to: • update your name, address or other details on the electoral register • change your voting preferences, for example to vote in person or by post • change whether you’re on the open register It usually takes about 5 minutes. This service is also available in […] Read More

For U.S. Citizens: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

For U.S. Citizens: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

FOREIGN INCOME TAXES A limited amount of the foreign income tax you pay can be credited against your U.S. tax liability or deducted in figuring taxable income on your U.S. income tax return. It is usually to your advantage to claim a credit for foreign taxes rather than to deduct them. A credit reduces your […] Read More

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

A New Zealand and Australian Memorial Service will be held to commemorate ANZAC DAY Commonwealth War Cemetery Via Cascina Bellaria Parco Trenno, Milano Sunday 23thApril at 09.15am Followed by a Memorial Service at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH Via Solferino, 17 – Milan at 10.30 am Refreshments will be served at Via Solferino, 17 – Milano NEW ZEALANDERS […] Read More

Filing Taxes for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Filing Taxes for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

“If you live abroad…you must submit a Form 8938 for foreign financial assets over a certain threshold” The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an important development in U.S. efforts to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons holding accounts and other financial assets offshore. The Treasury Department and the IRS continue to develop guidance concerning […] Read More

Freedom Day Message from the Consul-General of South Africa

Freedom Day Message from the Consul-General of South Africa

It is an honour for me to share the occasion of the forthcoming Freedom Day, falling on 27 April 2017, with all the Easy Milano readers. Freedom Month is observed in April throughout South Africa to celebrate the dawn of freedom and democracy. April will forever resonate in the history of our nation as the […] Read More

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Europe to celebrate links between the UK and Romania, Italy, The Holy See and Austria The Tour will highlight the UK’s relationship with European partners in areas including social cohesion, military ties and combatting human trafficking. The British Government has asked The Prince of Wales […] Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bobby McDonagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bobby McDonagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy

It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest wishes to Easy Milano readers on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day 2017. 2016 was an important year for the Embassy as Ireland celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which led to Irish independence, with a year-long programme of events at home and abroad. […] Read More

Independence Day message from Consul General of Bangladesh

Independence Day message from Consul General of Bangladesh

It is with great pleasure that I share the jubilant occasion of the forthcoming 47th Anniversary of the Independence and National Day of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, which would be on 26th March 2017. I take this opportunity to convey my heartiest independence greetings to all the Bangladeshi citizens living in Northern Italy and […] Read More

Overseas Voting Registration in 2017

Overseas Voting Registration in 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. TheFederal Voting […] Read More

Service of the Order of the British Empire

Service of the Order of the British Empire

 _ The Queen has commanded that _ a Service of the Order of the British Empire _ is to be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 24thMay 2017. _ __ Those belonging to the Order and holders of The British Empire Medal (including honorary award recipients) who wish to attend should […] Read More

Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017

Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017

Overview The Embassy of Canada to Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2017. This award provides funding to Italian innovation experts, researchers, scientists, and startuppers to undertake a trip to Canada to develop collaborative projects. Mission The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop new and existing relationships between Canadian and Italian experts […] Read More

Independence Day Message from Sri Lanka Consul General

Independence Day Message from Sri Lanka Consul General

“our heartfelt appreciation for the Government and people of Italy for their generous support and goodwill …” It gives me great pleasure to convey my warm greetings and sincere best wishes to the Sri Lankan expatriate community in the Regions of Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Valle d’ Aosta and Veneto […] Read More

Season’s Greeting from Crispin Conroy, Australian Consul General in Milan

Season’s Greeting from Crispin Conroy, Australian Consul General in Milan

Thank you to the Easy Milanoteam for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself to your readers! Firstly, let me wish you all the very best for the festive and holiday season; especially those Australians making the long trip home. I am just beginning my posting as Consul General in Milan, and Senior Trade and […] Read More

British Ambassador Jill Morris at Diversity is Key Conference

British Ambassador Jill Morris at Diversity is Key Conference

Diversity is Key is a series of conferences organized by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy focusing on the topic of inclusion in the workplace.  On November 16th 2016 at Villa Wolkonsky in Rome, HMA Jill Morris hosted at her residence the launch event and spoke on the issue of Diversity in the Foreign […] Read More

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

It has been a momentous year for the United Kingdom. Of course, I am referring to the vote by the British people on 23 June to exit the European Union. We are leaving the EU but not Europe, it is important to stress. Italy like the other countries in Europe remains a key friend and ally. […] Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving—that most American of holidays—is a time to reflect on the previous year, and to express gratitude.  I start by being grateful for the annual opportunity to write a Thanksgiving message to Easy Milano readers!  More broadly, from my office twelve floors above via Principe Amedeo, looking out on the ever-growing Milan skyline, I continue to […] Read More

A Message from Australian Ambassador to Italy Dr. Greg French

A Message from Australian Ambassador to Italy Dr. Greg French

As Australia’s new ambassador to Italy, it’s an honour for me to greet the readers of Easy Milano. I also take this opportunity to warmly welcome Crispin Conroy, Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul General, who is commencing this week in Milan. Despite the physical distance between our countries, we are closer than we sometimes realise. […] Read More

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

From where we serve American Citizens, engage Italian institutions and publics, and represent U.S. interests across eight Regione of northern Italy. It’s been another busy year as continues its evolution as one Italy’s (and Europe’s) most vibrant locations. A truly global city, Milan has been named as Italy’s “smartest city” for the third consecutive year. […] Read More

The British Embassy Rome launches its first questionnaire for British expats in Italy

The British Embassy Rome launches its first questionnaire for British expats in Italy

As part of our campaign to learn moreof British nationals living in Italy, we are proud to announce the launch our first online questionnaire. We will run the online survey until 10 December 2016 with the aim of finding out more about your experience of living in Italy: we want to use this information to […] Read More

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed […] Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians and Friends of Canada in Italy! As summer time is fading, we are ready to get into a Fall rich in events with renewed enthusiasm. These months, Canada is in the spotlight of Italy’s cultural scene: musicians, dancers, authors and playwrights are drawing the media’s attention on Canada’s great […] Read More

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