More direct low-cost flights between the Canary Islands and Italian airports have resulted in many more Italians moving to live in the warmer climate of the Canary Islands, and in the Municipalities of Arona and Adeje in Tenerife there is now a large Italian community.
Over 5000 Italians now live in Adeje and over 10,000 Italians now live in Arona. This Italian community in Tenerife has become an important element of the island, and local municipalities have worked hard to make them feel integrated into the local community.
Massimo Calvo organised the first conference this week of the Association of Italian Pensioners and Compatriots Abroad to discuss what support needs to be given to these new foreign residents of Tenerife. Massimo said “We need correct information on taxation, how to complete tax returns, and obtaining national identity numbers or NIE certificates for foreigners.
This Association aims to provide practical help to Italian nationals living in Tenerife, and to learn what specific help that they need to fit into their new communities.
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