The Italian government recently set the new work permit quotas, valid for the application period opened December 30th, 2014 until August 30th, 2015. A total of 17,850 non-EU nationals will be able to work in Italy, a slight decrease from last year’s quota. The following is the exact breakdown per type of permit:
- For freelancers, officers or owners of non-cooperative companies, internationally known artists, entrepreneurs whose activity benefits the Italian economy, and people who are interested in setting up innovative start-up companies, there are 2,400 work permits available;
- For non-EU nationals who completed study in their home country, there are 1,000 work permits available;
- For people of Italian origin with at least one Italian parent currently living in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, or Brazil, there are 100 work permits available;
- For holders of existing permits who wish to convert their permits into work permits, there are 12,350 work permits available (6,000 for those converting study or training permits; 4,050 for those converting seasonal work permits; 1,000 for those converting EC long-term residence permits issued by another EU country into an Italian subordinate work permit; and 250 for those converting EC long-term residence permits issued by another EU country into an Italian autonomous work permit); and
- For the Milan Expo 2015, 2,000 work permits have been reserved.
Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.