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Old 3rd February 2017, 11:54 AM
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Yes, No and maybe Your residency wont be a problem. You will need to do your carta d'identita but that is true of everyone. If I have read correctly you have never contributed to the Italian system so to speak so you will not be entitled to 'free' healthcare I do not believe. Certainly my wife is not and she is Italian or we are doing something wrong....

Life saving emergency care will always be free to EU nationals. I always think of it as a traffic light system Red emergency care is free (heart attack etc),Yellow if you break an arm you may not pay upfront but you will pay something towards the cast or xrays etc. Green (stomach feeling a little sick) you pay for your medicine..

An example of yellow is I had a chest infection which the doctor wanted an x-ray for. I accidently wound up in a private clinic and paid 50 but I would of had to pay the ticket at a hospital anyway which I was told would of been around 35.

You say partner... Married? This will save you a lot of hurdles if you are. If you are not married they will have the right to reside providing they meet Italys criteria.. 6-8k income or assets a year and private health insurance. If they cant prove those residency may be an issue. I married an Italian so I got a my residency very easily.

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Hi Kenzo, thanks for your response, we are not married, but we have been living together for 12 years.
I have Italian DNI, but it expired in 2013, and because I used it for travelling around Europe, when entering back in the UK they used to question me and asked me to use my passport (as the DNI has the photo which is not digital, etc), so then I haven't renewed it but I'm sure that should be easily sorted out?
I have never lived in Italy and never contributed in the Italian system, so by becoming Italian resident I would not be entitled to free care?

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I read that the Italian health system is resident based (as is the UK), but I think it matters little as you will likely find that one comes with the other i.e residency and health care. As I've said before it is often down to the view of the comune (often wrongly) regards residency and from what I've seen it's the same with the ASL for the health care card. I don't know the detail regards your partner, but certainly if married they would be covered as your dependant. It may well be they are covered as an adult dependant of yours. I would suggest it is possible to find out what the position is in the exact area you are looking at when you visit. The comune would be my first port of call, even if just to show your face! If it's the comune your parents came from I suspect you will get a lot of help.
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I read that the Italian health system is resident based (as is the UK), but I think it matters little as you will likely find that one comes with the other i.e residency and health care. As I've said before it is often down to the view of the comune (often wrongly) regards residency and from what I've seen it's the same with the ASL for the health care card. I don't know the detail regards your partner, but certainly if married they would be covered as your dependant. It may well be they are covered as an adult dependant of yours. I would suggest it is possible to find out what the position is in the exact area you are looking at when you visit. The comune would be my first port of call, even if just to show your face! If it's the comune your parents came from I suspect you will get a lot of help.
My dad is from Careri in Reggio Di Calabria and my mum is from St d'Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino, Campania, so nothing to do with Puglia I am afraid, but when we make the move I will certainly pay them a visit for sure.

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Hi Kenzo, thanks for your response, we are not married, but we have been living together for 12 years.
I have Italian DNI, but it expired in 2013, and because I used it for travelling around Europe, when entering back in the UK they used to question me and asked me to use my passport (as the DNI has the photo which is not digital, etc), so then I haven't renewed it but I'm sure that should be easily sorted out?
I have never lived in Italy and never contributed in the Italian system, so by becoming Italian resident I would not be entitled to free care?
Yeah I had the same problem with my wife a few years back, the poor guy at stansted looked a bit sheepish when I came behind with my british passport and told him to let her through before he lost his job...

Maybe you could skip a few hurdles by coming over yourself first and becoming resident and then they come over afterwards. Comunes (from my experience) do not like doing two things at once especially when the situations differ i.e. you being Italian but your partner not.

Purely from a legalities point of view getting married is a winner. My advice would also be to do it in Italy just to save yourself some translation fees and also because if you get married in Puglia the comune will find processing your applications much easier... like I said purely from a legalities side rather than emotional... Although I do find I advise people to get married alot on this forum haha Also we cant forget with brexit around the corner who knows what rights your partner will have afterwards? (Thank you Boris!)

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I have another question.
If we buy a left hand side drive car in the UK and we bring it to Italy, then once insurance ends on it, how easy is it to insure it in Italy and what sort of paperwork is needed to have the vehicle insured?
Sorry for so many questions but I am sure I will have many more

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Hello lmckde,

I'm a chartered building engineer and I'm specialised in refurbishment houses then I can say you that you can spend from 400 to 800 euro per meter square. When you will start the refurbishment ask to your engineer the computo metrico. Computo metrico is a list of all work including taxes and architect and engineer costs.
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I have another question.
If we buy a left hand side drive car in the UK and we bring it to Italy, then once insurance ends on it, how easy is it to insure it in Italy and what sort of paperwork is needed to have the vehicle insured?
Sorry for so many questions but I am sure I will have many more
We have recently met an Italian guy via an English acquaintance and he has an English car (lived in England with English wife), but not too sure how long he has had it here for or how he manages re insurance. However I’m sure after some time you are legally obliged to have it registered here in Italy. There is a cost and I doubt it’s particularly cheap. Additionally, you would probably need to ensure your UK insurance covered you whilst living here… This is an ACI link for importing a car, which I assume will cover registration. I suspect a full years tax might be due immediately as well if you register it here.


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Thanks so much everyone for your friendly responses!
We are still in our 30's so we are looking to still generate some income when we are there, I have Italian passport and speak Italian (both of my parents are Italian) but my partner is English and doesn't speak any Italian (yet).
What would you consider money wise enough we need per month to live there?
We are looking to have solar panels and our own water well to keep bills to the minimum.
What books do you recommend I should read about relocating to Italy?
In terms of renovation costs per square metre, what would be the minimum we need to pay?
We are planning our visit in April as soon as we can both get some time off work!
Thank you all again in advance!
Hello again,

me and my boyfriend are in our 30's too. We had the same questions and dubts when we tried to relocate in London, but we have prefered to come back in our wonderful Puglia.

I have read that you are going to come in Puglia in April, please contact me so we can meet each other and give you all the info you need. I am also a tour guide, so I can help you to go around and a friend of mine, who is English, already relocated here for several years, can give you good suggestions about it.

I will be more then happy to help you and meet you for an Italian coffee ;-)

Annamaria
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Hello again,

me and my boyfriend are in our 30's too. We had the same questions and dubts when we tried to relocate in London, but we have prefered to come back in our wonderful Puglia.

I have read that you are going to come in Puglia in April, please contact me so we can meet each other and give you all the info you need. I am also a tour guide, so I can help you to go around and a friend of mine, who is English, already relocated here for several years, can give you good suggestions about it.

I will be more then happy to help you and meet you for an Italian coffee ;-)

Annamaria
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Many thanks for your invitation, it will be lovely to meet you for Italian coffee! I will PM you my details and I will keep you posted when we are in Puglia.
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Dear Annamaria,
Many thanks for your invitation, it will be lovely to meet you for Italian coffee! I will PM you my details and I will keep you posted when we are in Puglia.
It's great!

I look forward to hearing from you.

A presto!

Annamaria

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