Buy registered Italian permanent residence documents online. The Italian residence permit (Italian: Permesso di soggiorno) is a document required by non-EU nationals and valid for a limited period of time. There are several types of residence permit cards and most can be renewed. They can be issued for the first 5 years of residence in Italy. Obtaining a residence permit in Italy is a very interesting destination for entrepreneurs and individuals who want to have free access to the EU. In the last few years it has become increasingly difficult for non-EU individuals (especially from certain jurisdictions in Asia, from India, Iran, and the Middle-East) to obtain entry visas and residence permits in the EU.