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Old 26th July 2018, 12:45 PM
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I keep seeing the reference to 'three months', so I am a little unclear whether the OP is looking at permanent relocation,
OP is solely interested in getting a permesso di soggiorno (PdS); health coverage is a bonus.

Re the "three months" thing, I have read (elsewhere?) that the questura will require that I have health insurance before getting a PdS. Earlier in the thread someone said that all I would really need is about three months, the amount of time between the application for PdS and its issuance. So my questions are about affordably getting that.

Agree about the helpfulness of the Italians; part of the joy of living here. While waiting for my interview at the Consulate in September I decided to "vacation" in my Italian apartment in August. I had planned to rent a car but my landlord said that he would pick me up at the airport. I pointed out that my limited Italian might make that problematic. He said that his English speaking daughter would come along. All this sounds pretty nice but normal until you realize that it is a two and a half hour drive each way to the airport. Nice people.

Interesting about the certified (?) SS statements; can you think of any way to get that done in advance, in the USA?


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As I recall from my Elective Visa process, it was necessary to show health insurance coverage valid for the entire one year visa period. My PdS package also included this information as well. Really the PdS process is kind of a local repeat of what you go through at the Consulate back in the US. Housing, Income, Insurance. People up in the more populated areas are reporting that is can take up to six months to get your PdS. It took us about four months down in the Vasto area. Once I was enrolled in the Italian system about a month after that, I was able to cancel the policy I had purchased prior to my move to Italy.

I would imagine you can get a certified copy in advance. My friends in Umbria did not have to travel to the Embassy, it was mailed to them. Apparently the Embassy was actually prepared for these requests.

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As I recall from my Elective Visa process, it was necessary to show health insurance coverage valid for the entire one year visa period.
That was my impression as well however the info from the Miami consulate did not mention health insurance. I might as well get it in advance.

With whom did you get your insurance? What did it cost you? Do you recall the name of the policy plan?

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NORMALLY to gain your residency, you will have to have proof (certificate) of 12 months private health insurance. Alot of expats I have spoke to have purchased this for between 300 - 500. I can not remember our company - Sorry.
I know you are a US citizen - so not sure about the insurance premiums once the 12 months is completed.
UK citizens (IF recieveing some form of state payment - pension / disability / etc) can register with the ASL in their local town. IF you do not recieve a state payment, you still have to pay for the private insurance OR pay for the ASL insurance (which changes per ASL office!!).

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Everyone who holds legal residence in Italy must also be registered with the local ASL. If not an Italian citizen, the resident is charged a yearly fee. Private health insurance is not available for legal, long term residents. For example if you need ambulance service, an ambulance service will not bill your private health insurance. You would only be entitled to the ambulance service because you are registered with the ASL. Likewise if you need treatment in the emergency room, it will not bill a private insurance company for your care. You would be entitled to the emergency room service because you're registered with the ASL. An American citizen holding an elective residence visa but who does not yet have official residence and has not yet been registered with the ASL would need private health insurance only until he has become registered with ASL. If it were necessary to use the private insurance he would have to pay for the service out of pocket and then collect from the insurance company on his own accord. Italian health services do not bill private insurance companies.
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The above isn't true.

Italian citizens and foreign workers are automatically part of the national health service. Basically everybody else can if they WANT become part of the system.

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Okay, let's try this again. I've searched the forum and when the topic of health insurance comes up the discussion seems to get sidetracked into secondary issues. So ...

If (and only if) you are a resident and you have gotten health insurance:
* from whom did you get it?
* what did you pay for it?

I am going to hate myself for introducing what could become an opportunity to not answer the questions above, but if there is a difference in requirement between residents from the EU and outside the EU I am only interested in responses about residents from outside the EU.

There will be follow-on questions but right now let's keep a laser-like focus on these two questions.

I don't know if you still need this information, but I read on another post that you are retired US Navy. If you are, you have TRICARE. You can use that here and get reimbursed. My understanding is that the Italians will accept it for the elective visa medical requirement.

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I don't know if you still need this information, but I read on another post that you are retired US Navy. If you are, you have TRICARE. You can use that here and get reimbursed. My understanding is that the Italians will accept it for the elective visa medical requirement.

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My 28 months in the Navy seemed to be about all that the Navy and I could take. I may be the only person in the history of the service to (a) get an honorable discharge but (b) no "re-up" lecture.

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Ok. So no military pension or health insurance. Now I understand why the difficulty.

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