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Key Points

  • The work permit quota for unskilled workers and startup visa applicants increased to 75,000 for 2022


The government of Italy will introduce a new work permit quota for 2022. Under this new quota, the government will expand the number of work permit spots to 75,000. These work permits will be open to applicants in specific markets, including unskilled workers and startup visa applicants. Work permit quotas do not apply to foreign nationals with highly skilled work permits.

What are the Changes?

The government of Italy raised its work permit quota for 2022 to 75,000 spots. This will allow around 5,000 more individuals to apply for work permits than the previous year. The government highlighted that this decision was made due to labor shortages throughout the country.

Looking Ahead

Check the government of Italy’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy

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