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Welcome to HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino

Welcome to HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino

Official Video by HMA Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino as of July 25, 2016. 25/07/2016 _ Source: UKinItaly Jill Morris prende servizio oggi a Roma in veste di Ambasciatore britannico in Italia e San Marino. Jill Morris è la prima donna a ricoprire questo ruolo per il Regno Unito. Esperta di […] Read More

Overseas U.S. Citizens, Vote in 2016 Election. Your Vote Counts!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an […] Read More

Advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe.

Advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe.

Advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum. The British people voted on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union (EU). The government will negotiate new arrangements with the EU including on issues affecting British nationals living and travelling abroad. The negotiations to leave the EU […] Read More

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

HMA Christopher Prentice CMG – Doing time in Italy

What can I say about my time here in Italy? It has been a privilege to be in Rome at a time of immense change, both in Italy and back in the UK. The UK underwent something of an ‘Italian’ experience, with a coalition government – a novelty for us Brits –,before reverting, in the […] Read More

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, It’s my pleasure, on behalf of the whole U.S. Consulate General in Milan, to once again wish my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day – and a happy 240th birthday to the United States of America! It has been quite a busy year.  12 months ago we were experiencing the incredible Expo Milano.  […] Read More

A Happy Canada Day Message from Ambassador Peter McGovern

A Happy Canada Day Message from Ambassador Peter McGovern

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, I am delighted to wish you this year again a very happy Canada Day, on our country’s 149th anniversary. The next few months in the lead up to 2017 will allow us to take some time to truly reflect on how far we have come as a country. From […] Read More

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty! The Queen at 90

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty! The Queen at 90

Dear Easy Milano readers, Three cheers for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II! Hers is a testament of extraordinary achievement and selfless dedication. On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty broke the record held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria by being on the throne for 63 years and seven months. She became the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch. But on […] Read More

Bacon, butlers and Spanish nudists – Foreign Office reveals latest top ten bizarre requests from Brits abroad

Bacon, butlers and Spanish nudists – Foreign Office reveals latest top ten bizarre requests from Brits abroad

Confused callers looked to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for advice on bizarre issues ranging from where to buy English bacon in Europe, how to recruit a butler in Lebanon and how to avoid nudists in southern Spain, it has been revealed. The FCO has released details of the ten weirdest consular calls it […] Read More

Bengali New Year – Consul General of Bangladesh

Bengali New Year – Consul General of Bangladesh

Happy Independence Day & Bengali New Year from Consul General of Bangladesh On the auspicious occasion of Bangladesh Independence and National Day, I would like to extend my warm wishes to the readers of Easy Milano. At the same time, on behalf of all the Bangladeshi citizens in Northern Italy, I wish to pay deep […] Read More

Sri Lanka opens its first consulate in Milan

Sri Lanka opens its first consulate in Milan

A message from Consul General Mrs. Pradeepa Saram To foster bilateral relations with Italy and serve the large Sri Lankan expatriate community, the Government of Sri Lanka established its Consulate General in Milan with effect from 1st February 2016. I am honoured to be the first Consul General of Sri Lanka in Milan, the financial […] 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

As the Irish Ambassador to Italy, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to Easy Milanoreaders on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day. I am particularly conscious as we celebrate our national day this year that we are also celebrating the centenary year of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, an important step on […] Read More

UK expats vote in the EU Referendum

UK expats vote in the EU Referendum

UK expats: don’t miss out, you may be able to vote in the EU Referendum. Today, the 4 February, I join the Electoral Commission in the launch of a day of dedicated activities to encourage British expats living overseas to register to vote. It is probably going to be a longer term campaign, but with […] Read More

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

Happy Waitangi Day from the New Zealand Consulate General

On February 6 each year New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day. This national holiday marks the signing of what is regarded as New Zealand’s founding document, a treaty signed on February 6 1840 between the then Queen of England Victoria, and the chiefs of most of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori tribes. This holiday is at the […] Read More

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count everyabsentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. […] Read More

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

After arriving in Milan a month ago, I have found it to be an elegant, vibrant city. I can only imagine the very different experience my ancestors faced when they arrived in Australia in the 1790s. Australia’s first European settlers landed on the 26th January 1788 – now Australia Day – and were faced with […] Read More

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

On December 4th2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) designed to provide funding for United States Federal transportation infrastructure improving roads, bridges, transit systems and rail transportation network. This five-year, $305 billion bill, effective January 2016, will be funded without increasing transportation fees instead it will require changes to passport rules and […] Read More

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers, It has been an eventful year for Milan. Indeed, hugely successful. With Expo 2015, the city came to feel almost like the centre of the universe from May to October. The world fair attracted over 21 million visitors, beating predictions. At this festive time of the year, when traditionally there is […] 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

Dear Friends, Our most original American holiday, Thanksgiving, is a time for all of us to count our blessings. In this spirit, I must thank this exquisite city where we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the appointment of the first United States Consul General in Milan. For a century and a half Milan has […] Read More

Message from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Message from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Dear Canadians and Friends of Canada in Italy! Happy Thanksgiving! As Canada’s foliage is gaining its legendary colours, students of all ages are now settled into another school year. Here in Italy, the summer heat has (finally) faded and it’s now harvest time: wine, olives, almonds, chestnuts, porcini mushrooms, and other delicious local produce are […] Read More

Canadian Federal Election

Canadian Federal Election

2015 Canadian Federal Election will be held on October 19, 2015 to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Parliament of Canada. Canadians living abroad can vote by mail. If you live outside Canada, you can apply to vote by mail if you meet the following requirements: are a Canadian citizen will […] Read More

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, Happy Independence Day! Although Americans will celebrate our national day across the globe, Milan is THE place to be this year. The New York Times named Milan as its top travel destination for 2015, so I am in not alone in my admiration for this magnificent city. On July 4, 2015 we will […] Read More

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers Buon anno! Happy New Year! Thank you to Easy Milano for offering the Australian Consulate General the opportunity to pass on our best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy 2015. Having just returned from a hot and sunny Australian Christmas to the crisp winter days of Milan I am drawn to the […] Read More

A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, Happy Canada Day 2015! 2015 is a big year for Canada: it is the 50th anniversary of our National Flag, a particularly significant milestone as we prepare for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. It is also the Year of Sport in Canada: I’m sure you’ve all been […] Read More

Children/minors travelling to/from South Africa

Children/minors travelling to/from South Africa

As from 1 June 2015, where parents are travelling with a child, such parents must produce a copy of an unabridged birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child. All documents issued in a language other than English should be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent […] Read More

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Due to the increased rate of exchange of the US dollar against the Euro, effective March 18th, 2015 there will be a change in passport fees paid in local currency. Fees for Adult Passports First adult passport or replacement for lost/ stolen/mutilated passport – $135.00 or the Euro equivalent Adult passport renewal – $110.00 or the […] Read More

ANZAC DAY 2015

ANZAC DAY 2015

A New Zealand and Australian Memorial Service will be held to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC DAY at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH Via Solferino, 17 – Milan Sunday 26thApril at 10.30am Followed later in the morning by laying of commemorative wreaths at the Commonwealth War Cemetery Via Cascina Bellaria Parco Trenno, Milano Refreshments will be served from […] Read More

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens 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 Expats Register to Vote from Overseas

UK Expats Register to Vote from Overseas

This is the first UK General Election where people can register to vote online. The Electoral Commission hopes that the new online process will encourage more UK nationals living overseas to register to take part in elections from overseas. Estimates show that there may be as many as 5.5 million UK nationals living overseas, but […] Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As the Irish Ambassador to Italy, I would like to extend my very best wishes to Easy Milano readers on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day 2015. St. Patrick’s week is a period during which the large Irish diaspora all around the world celebrates our Irishness as well as our connections with home. Irish people […] Read More

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK participation at Expo presents a special opportunity to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday The UK National Day will be celebrated at Milan Expo on 17 June. It marks the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It will be a “GREAT” day linked to the British Government’s GREAT Britain campaign. This will […] Read More

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