Pursuing the expatriate life in Italy—“It’s going to take some time”–thank you, Carpenters

Frustration has reared its ugly head because this move to Italy is going to take some time. More time. I am now officially moving my departure date forward a few weeks.

After my second visit with the Honorary Consul General in Portland, I’ve jumped into the effort of applying for the Residency Visa. This visa will allow me to remain in Italy for one year. Initially I wasn’t aware that I was qualified. But the Consul General convinced me that, as long as I have sufficient assets to support myself or can provide proof of income, I could get the visa. Of course, I have to provide mountains of paperwork, including proof of said assets. Continue reading