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i am currently in italy and im 24 and recently found out i have a heart disease. which is diagnosed with an ICD but i know it required regular checkups and attention which i cannot afford in my home country and i have no legal status here. what should i do?
asked Apr 25, 2020 in Legal advice by behappyalways

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Hello @behappyalways,

thank you for sharing your question with the Wefugees community.

As a Germany-based network we cannot give advice about the legislation in Italy, but I'll try to provide some general information, as immigration laws are quite similar in all EU-countries.

There exists a residence permit for the purpose of medical care in Italy, will you have to apply for it at the immigration office of the local police stations. (This can be done in written form, because I suppose they are closed now due to Corona). You also have to attach a deteiled medical clearance which includes diagnosis, treatment necessities and an assessment why your condition will probably deteriorate If it won't be treated in Italy.

I hope my answers were helpful and I’ll be very pleased if you contact me again with further questions. I'm a consultant with mbeon and I‘ll be glad to guide you over a longer period of time. mbeon is an online advisory service for migrants via app, which you can download on your smartphone for free. You'll find me in the mbeon-app under my name „München, Frau Müller“ and get confidential one-to-one advice in a safe virtual room where nobody can read messages. For further information please visit

Best regards,


answered Apr 27, 2020 by mbeon-Christine
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I have ICD since 2015 if you need my help I would be happy to guide you properly. Follow your doctor advise and go for ICD . I was died last year and ICD help me and bring me back to life . You can contact me if you need my help
answered May 8, 2020 by Khan
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