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Traveling with a Permesso di Soggiorno

Hi all,
I am new to this forum. I am a Sri Lankan passport holder married to an Italian, and I have a question regarding the Permesso di Soggiorno. I have just obtained this a couple of months ago. My husband's job is currently based in an Asian country so we need to go live there. Would I be able to re-enter Italy with the Permesso di Soggiorno or will I have to apply for a Schengen visa? Will my Permesso di Soggiorno become invalid if I'm no longer living in the country (we will be temporarily staying in this Asian country for a few years)? Any help would be much appreciated!
Regards,
Turtle

locoturtlecmb :

Would I be able to re-enter Italy with the Permesso di Soggiorno or will I have to apply for a Schengen visa? Will my Permesso di Soggiorno become invalid if I'm no longer living in the country (we will be temporarily staying in this Asian country for a few years)? Any help would be much appreciated!
Regards,
Turtle

1.  Yes you can re-enter Italy, as long as it is valid
2.  Yes, it WILL become invalid if you leave for over 6 months, you are considered to have abandoned your residence in Italy (which is true).

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