Italian laws

Understanding what documents you need to live, work or study in Italy and how to obtain them can be difficult. The procedures are often lengthy and complex. However, it is very important to know what to do to obtain, for example, a permesso di soggiorno (residence permit). In this section you will find useful information to find out where and how to make requests and who to contact if you need help.
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The decreto flussi

The decreto flussi is an Italian government law that sets how many non- European citizens can enter Italy for work.…

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The permesso di soggiorno (residence permit)

If you are a citizen of a European Union country you do not need a visto (visa) and a permesso…

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Visto (visa)

Every person from a non-European country who wants to enter Italy must have a visto (visa). The only exception is…

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How to apply for permesso di soggiorno

After your arrival in Italy you have 8 days to apply for a permesso di soggiorno. Some types of permesso…

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How to renew your permesso di soggiorno

You must apply for the renewal at least 60 days before the expiry date indicated on the permit itself. The…

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Ricongiungimento familiare

How to apply for ricongiungimento familiare (family reunification)

If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and you have a carta di soggiorno (EU residence permit for…

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