Originally Posted by arran29
I too am interested in these posts as I am a UK citizen,my husband is a US citizen and at present we live in the US. Are you saying that once all the above paperwork is completed in Italy,having first traveled on a family spousal visa issued by the Italian consulate here in the US, my husband is allowed to actually work in Italy? I didn't think he could, but if he can then we will apply for the visa here. Thanks anyway for your very informative post.
You should contact the Italian consulate in NY, but be aware that there IS an EU directive on non-EU spouses of EU nationals taking up residence together in another EU country. Italy should have some sort of "accelerated" or "simplified" procedure for granting the non-EU spouse legal residence (with full working privileges) once the EU spouse has established that they are resident.