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From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

As part of our outreach activities, we are working on a series of #TravelAware videos designed to inform English speaking tourists visiting Italy on less known customs and rules. This is a global campaign, and we are the first mission in Europe to have produced such a video, something that indeed makes us very proud. […]Read More

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy US Primary Elections Begin this Month March 9, 2018 Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary […]Read More

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections January 19, 2018 Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as […]Read More

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Rome Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 4, 2017 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will […]Read More

Issue No. 4 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 4 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 4, Monday 22 December, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Following the adoption of the Joint Progress Report on the first phase of the negotiations and the December European Council, I would like to update you on the latest Brexit developments. Developments […]Read More

Message from Alexandra Bugailiskis, Canadian Ambassador to Italy

Message from Alexandra Bugailiskis, Canadian Ambassador to Italy

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, I am delighted to wish you happy holidays. I am looking forward to my first holiday season in Italy following my arrival earlier this Fall. 2017 has been a very busy year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and fourteen of his ministers visited Italy in the context of the Italian […]Read More

Message from Colm Ó Floinn, Irish Ambassador to Italy

Message from Colm Ó Floinn, Irish Ambassador to Italy

As the newly-arrived Ambassador of Ireland to Italy, I am delighted to offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to Easy Milano readers, including Irish citizens in Italy, those who assist them, and the communities that have welcomed them. I am grateful to have the opportunity in this final edition of Easy […]Read More

Message from Simone Crolla, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Message from Simone Crolla, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Easy Milano ha rappresentato per 18 anni un punto di riferimento per la vasta comunità anglofona a Milano, fornendo un contributo importante ed un orientamento davvero prezioso per tutti i newcomers nella nostra città. Già dal nome “Easy Milano”, l’avventura editoriale di Amie e Aaron evoca un senso di accoglienza e di semplificazione della vita, […]Read More

New Year’s Message from Crispin Conroy, Australian Consul General in Milan

New Year’s Message from Crispin Conroy, Australian Consul General in Milan

Thank you to the Easy Milano team for again giving me the opportunity to send a Seasons Greetings message to your readers! And, as I understand this will be the last issue of Easy Milano after many successful years, I would like to thank the team for providing such a great service for all expats […]Read More

Goodbye to 2017 and Goodbye to Easy Milano – from Tim Flear, HM Consul General in Milan

Goodbye to 2017 and Goodbye to Easy Milano – from Tim Flear, HM Consul General in Milan

In his play “Romeo and Juliet”, set in Italy of course, Shakespeare famously wrote: “Parting is such sweet sorrow”. That idea combines both a feeling of sadness and yet a sense of pleasure, if not hope. This is the last issue of Easy Milano. Like that “sweet sorrow”, the closure of the publication certainly comes […]Read More

Message from Elizabeth Lee Martinez, U.S. Consul General in Milan

Message from Elizabeth Lee Martinez, U.S. Consul General in Milan

Over the past two decades, the Consulate General of the United States in Milan and Easy Milano have cooperated on many events, with the common goal of strengthening the ties between the city and the American community. The Consulate and the Easy Milano team have worked side-by-side on the organization of election night galas, Fourth […]Read More

Issue No. 3 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 3 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 3, Monday 20 November, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Ahead of the December Europe Council, I would like to update you on recent developments in the negotiations […]Read More

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

I am grateful for the opportunity to write this year’s Thanksgiving message to Easy Milano readers. As a recent arrival to Milan, this is a wonderful way for me to be able to reach out to new people, particularly around the holidays. We are looking forward to our first Italian Thanksgiving. I know from my […]Read More

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Lewis M. Eisenberg of Florida is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and the Republic of San Marino. He is a prominent American financier, investor, and philanthropist. As Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Founding Board Member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he chaired […]Read More

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Elizabeth Lee Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Before assuming her present duties Ms. Martinez served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013 to 2016. Her previous […]Read More

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK. As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first. I have been clear throughout this […]Read More

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

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