Non EU nationals, willing to stay in Italy for more than 90 days, need to apply for a permit of stay by 8 days from when they entered Italy. The permit will be issued on the same motivations specified on their entry visa (Type D - long term).
In addition to the permit, foreigners who enter Italy for the first time for a period of 1 year or more will be asked to sign the Integration agreement. Italian authorities will provide language and civic education sessions while foreigners are committed to meet their civic obligations.
A credit-based approach is used and the credits obtained are required to continue staying on the national territory at the end of the second year of stay. Before leaving Italy foreigners will be invited to show the documents regarding their civic obligations.