The Italian government has announced that it will require family members of nationals of EU countries to have an electronic resident card in August.

Key Points:

  • Family members of nationals of EU countries must convert their paper residence card to an electronic permit by Aug. 3.
  • Paper residence permits will no longer be valid after Aug. 3.
  • Applications for electronic residence permits can be submitted at local Italian post offices or police stations.

Additional Information: More information regarding the electronic residence card requirement is available here.

BAL Analysis: The Italian government will require individuals to have an electronic residence permit in order to increase security measures and prevent counterfeiting. Residence permit holders should apply for an electronic permit as soon as possible to avoid complications and delays.

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