It is a type of family reunification except that the family member can apply for family cohesion that means applying a family residence permit in Italy provided that the conditions and requirments for the application are strictly met.
Family member can enter Italy for 90 days or less according to the entry visa or without it if they are exempted from it. Before the expiry date of the visa or by 90 days, family member needs to apply for family cohesion to keep staying legally in Italy.
No need to get the entry clereance for family (nulla osta) or the relative entry visa.
Attention: make sure to declare the presence and to submit declaration of hospitality/cessione fabbricato at local Questura. Both papers must be included in the request for the permit of stay.
Who can apply?
It can only be requested by the family member of a Non Eu citizen already legally resident in Italy.
Who is eligible?
Eligible family members are the same as those for family reunification. For more information please visit Family reunification webpage
What are the conditions to apply?
The requirements are the same as those for family reunification (income and suitable accommodation).Family members can apply for family cohesion provided that the person to join in Italy:
- is legally resident in Italy (for reasons such as study, research, work, etc.);
- has sufficient income to maintain all the family members;
- has a suitable accommodation (please visit Idoneità abitativa webpage).