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Brexit update: April 12, 2019

Brexit update: April 12, 2019

Brexit update: April 12, 2019 In late-night deliberations on April 11th, the 27 EU members agreed to grant an extension to Brexit until October 31st. The decision was made in order to give the British Parliament a little more time to sort out the Brexit mess and to avoid the UK leaving the Union with no deal at all. Unfortunately, Westminster is still deadlocked over how to go about accomplishing Brexit. Although PMs have voted not to exit the EU

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Brexit update: March 31, 2019

Brexit update: March 31, 2019

Brexit update We at Vademecum Italia have been waiting to write something significant about Brexit for some time now. But as there has been no ‘meaningful ‘ vote yet (meaning PM May gets Westminster to approve the deal she negotiated with the EU), it is difficult to report anything of significance. However, one thing full of meaning has happened: the March 29th Brexit date has come and gone and UK lawmakers still have not been able to reach a consensus

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Brexit update: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Brexit update: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Brexit update: ‘Much Ado About Nothing ‘ Two important rounds of voting in the British Parliament this past week turned the old adage ‘No news is good news’ on its head: in fact, there was a lot of news which brought about nothing new and whether bad or good depended on which side of the fence Brits were sitting on. But, first things first. Late on Wednesday, Parliament rejected the deal PM Theresa May had negotiated by an overwhelming majority

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Brexit Update – November 2018

Brexit Update - November 2018

Brexit Update – November 2018 When on November 14th it was reported on the news that the EU/UK negotiating committee had concluded a draft deal, we at Vademecum Italia thought we would finally have a substantial update on  Brexit for our readers. However, what we can report on Brexit is a substantial uproar! Although Theresa May’s cabinet approved her deal, six ministers promptly resigned and when she took the proposal to Parliament she faced widespread disapproval. During a lengthy question

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Our email info@vademecumitalia.com is working again!

Our email info@vademecumitalia.com is working again!

Our email info@vademecumitalia.com is working again! If you have not been able to contact us, or if we did not answer your email, we kindly ask you to forward us your email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our email addresses are: info@vademecumitalia.com and assistance@vademecumitalia.com We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you, David.

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The tourist tax on accommodation. What is it and in which Italian cities do you pay it?

The tourist tax on accommodation. What is it and in which Italian cities do you pay it?

An unpleasant surprise if you are coming on holiday to Italy: the tourist tax on accommodation. What is it and in which Italian cities do you pay it? It happens very often that tourists (especially foreigners) that come on vacation to Italy, have to face an unpleasant surprise when they go to pay their hotel or B&B room at the checkout. In fact, the hotel/B&B staff will ask them to pay, in addition to the price for their room, a tax of

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Brexit update

For some time we have been wanting to write an update on Brexit negotiations. When the UK will indeed exit the EU, there may well be some changes for both UK (non-EU) citizens and vice-versa for Italian citizens in the UK (e.g. visa, permit of stay, etc.). Despite growing impatience with the pace of negotiations, it may well take more than the remaining year and a half left for finalizing a Brexit deal. Brexit update For some time here at Vademecum Italia we have been

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How to file a theft/loss report with an Italian authority

In case you suffer a theft (in a Hotel, station, restaurant, etc.), or if you lose a precious item (credit/debit card, wallet, expensive watch, etc.), or similar, while in Italy, you will need to file a theft/loss report (denuncia di furto/smarrimento) with an Italian authority (e.g. Polizia di Stato or Carabinieri). Technically, you can file a theft/loss report in English. However, we suggest filing a police report in Italian, because Italian officers are often not very familiar with foreign languages. Moreover, depending on

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Brexit: its impact on Italian and UK citizens

When the UK will indeed exit the EU (commonly known as “Brexit”), there may well be some changes for both UK (non-EU) citizens living, studying, working, and conducting business in Italy and vice-versa for Italian citizens in the UK (e.g. visa, permit of stay, etc.). Vademecum Italia is closely following the on-going developments regarding Brexit.     BREXIT On June 23, 2016, the EU referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom voted to LEAVE the European Union. According to art. 50 of the Consolidated version

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Visa for Italy

Foreigners who intend to come to Italy should verify if they need a visa in order to enter the Italian territory. Send us an email with your nationality, country of residence, length of stay (up to 90 days or more than 90 days) and reasons for your stay, and we can help you find out if, in your specific case, a visa is required. It is very simple and fast. Visa for Italy. Coming to Italy and don’t know whether you need a

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