Work Permit

Working in Europe | Work permit | Italy

Non EU citizens holding a visa Type D of more than 90 days, must apply for a permit of stay by 8 days from when they entered Italy at the local Police headquarter (Questura). The permit will be issued according to the entry visa (study, research, work, family, etc.).  

  • Who enters Italy for the first time for a period of 1 year or more will be asked to sign the Integration agreement, a credit-based approach to be fulfilled by the second year. Local Prefettura provides language and civic education sessions while foreigners are committed to meet their civic obligations.
  • The permit of stay is issued by the local Police headquarter (Questura) while the application form (MOD 1, MOD 2 and additional documents) must be sent by Post.
  • A fingerprinting appointment at will be scheduled by the post office at the local Police Headquarter (Questura).
  • The total cost for permit up to 1 year is around €116
  • You can check when the permit is ready at this website: https://www.portaleimmigrazione.it/
  • Permits can be renewed provided that the conditions are still met. The renew can be asked from 60 days before the expiry date

To get support with the request please contact your host organisation or make an appointment with a local Patronato office for a free of charges support.

 

Study permit is issued to foreigners willing to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) in Italy or within some type of research training fellowships holding a long-term visa for study (Type D).

The permit is issued for one year (or according to the visa duration) and it is renewable provided that the conditions are still met. The renewal can be asked from 60 days before the expiry date.

The application form must be sent by post. A fingerprinting appointment will be scheduled by the post office at the local Police Headquarter (Questura). The permit should be issued in 45-60 days only after a complete application submission.

Keep always with you the postal receipt until you get the permit of stay.

Working is allowed provided that the work contract does not exceed 20 hours per week.

  • It is possible to apply for seeking employment permit (attesa occupazione) when you get the PhD title or when the conditions are met, with a duration of 9 up to 12 months;
  • It is possible to apply for work permit when you receive an employed work contract proposal OR you decide to start your own business.
 

For information and to get support please contact the nearest EURAXESS Centre or a local Patronato