Normal residence means the palce where a person usually lives, at least 185 days per calendar year, because of occupational ties, or, in the case of a person with no occupational ties, because of other personal ties showing existence of close links between that person and the place where he/she lives.

Meaning of Resident

For apllication of several legal statutes, the concept of resident may be variable.


For exemption from duty (IA) with respect to persons residing in third countries (ex.: the U. S. A.):
– Usual residency requirement for at least 12 months.

Documents to be submitted

The applicant must be present at the Consulate and submit the citizen card / ID card, indicating “United States” as the placeholder residence, and other documentation to certify the facts (eg for banking purposes: letter proving his/her work for more than 6 months).