My husband and I are expats living in Singapore, planning on moving back to Italy. I am an American citizen and would like to know if I need a Visto per Motivi Familiari or tourist visa in order to apply for residency upon our return. When I apply for residency, can I apply for the Carta di Soggiorno directly or do I still have to obtain a Permesso di soggiorno first? We have been married for 10 years but have lived out of Italy the entire time. It is time to come home but I need to understand how first.