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Key Points

  • Italy will no longer require foreign nationals to sign a permission to stay contract before beginning work


The Italian government introduced changes to its immigration law, allowing foreign nationals to begin working before signing permission to stay contract. As a result, foreign nationals are now permitted to start working as soon as the work permit (Nulla Osta) is issued and any additional entry visas are obtained. These measures will apply to all foreign national employees from countries located outside of the European Union.

What are the Changes?

The Italian government updated the steps of the work permit process to allow employees to begin working sooner. Previously, foreign nationals were required to complete a stay contract at the local immigration office before starting work.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Italy’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Government of Italy

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