LAWYER SILVIA BETTELLA
SPECIALIZED IN FOREIGN LAW
Where to apply for a residence permit?
at the offices of the Italian Post Office - Sportello Amico
at the Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters
at the Single Immigration Desk set up at the Prefecture
A residence permit for stays in Italy up to 3 months for business, tourism and study reasons does not have to be requested.
THE MAIN TYPES OF RESIDENCE PERMIT
1) FOR EMPLOYMENT
The issuance of the residence permit for work reasons is subject to the possession of an entry visa for work reasons following clearance for hiring or carrying out work.
The residence permit has a duration of 2 years if the employment contract is for an indefinite period or 1 year in another case.
For the delivery of the permit it is possible to wait up to 12 months.
After having ascertained the regularity of the visa and the employment relationship and the availability of suitable accommodation for the worker, the foreigner must send the kit to the authorized post offices.
The renewal request, according to the TU, should be presented 60 days before the expiry of the residence permit, but it is not a
2) FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT
The residence permit for self-employment is issued to non-EU citizens who are in Italy to carry out self-employed work, again by virtue of the issue of an authorization that must be requested.
to the Police Headquarters.
At the time of the request for the nulla osta, the non-EU worker must possess the documentation, the license or authorization for the activity they intend to carry out.
Once entered, the worker requests the first residence permit by sending the postal kit.
3) FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM
To obtain this residence permit, it is necessary to recognize refugee status. The law governing the matter determines the requirements for obtaining political asylum: "" those who are rightfully afraid of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, belonging to a particular social group or because of its political opinions, is located outside the country of which it is a citizen and cannot or does not want, because of this fear, to avail itself of the protection of this country; or who, not having a citizenship and being outside the country in which he had his habitual residence following such events, cannot or does not want to return there due to the aforementioned fear ".
The Police Headquarters issues a permit for 'political asylum' to the holder of "refugee status".
The first release must be requested at the Police Headquarters, the renewal takes place via postal procedure.
The residence permit for political asylum has a duration of 5 years, is renewable and allows the carrying out of a working activity.
The status can be recognized in all cases in which the subject is persecuted for this reason it is useful to seek advice from a lawyer for foreigners.
THE RESIDENCE CARD
The residence card is a residence permit for an indefinite period and can only be requested by those who have had a residence permit for at least 5 years.
The application for the residence card must be submitted to post offices using a special kit.
To obtain the residence card, it is necessary to pass an Italian language proficiency test.