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EU blue card – highly skilled workers visa

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

EU Blue Card: The EU Blue Card is a work permit that is offered by 25 Member States to highly-qualified non-EU citizens. The permit allows for non-EU citizens who are qualified workers to have the freedom of movement within the European Union. Apart from being a non-EU citizen, an applicant must also be one of the following: a highly-qualified/skilled...

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Decreto Flussi 2019

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Work Permit Quotas 2019 for non-EU nationals: Work permit quotas for non-EU nationals in Italy are released at the beginning of each year by way of publication of the Immigration Quota Decree ‘Decreto Flussi’, which allows non-EU nationals who meet the requirements of the decree to obtain a work permit in Italy. The quotas vary from year to year. In...

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Italian language test for citizenship

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

A new language test for Italian citizenship has recently been added in an amendment to the immigration and citizenship law D.L. n. 91 of 5th February 1992. Last month  amendment 14.7 of the Decreto Sicurezza was approved in the Camera, confirming the requirement that all those applying for Italian citizenship under Article 5 of the 1992 law (marriage...

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Decreto Salvini – Legge 113/2018 – changes to law on Italian Citizenship

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

Changes to Italian Immigration and Citizenship rules (Decreto Salvini) came into force on October 5th 2018 with Decreto Legge 113/2018. Article 14 of this new law changes the current rules on applications for Italian citizenship. These new rules affect a number of our clients, in particular British citizens hoping to obtain Italian citizenship before the UK...

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Permanent residence certificate

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

Permanent Residence: Following 5 years of continuous legal residence in Italy, an EU citizen* can apply for permanent residence. This is a certificate issued by the Comune known as the “Attestato di soggiorno permanente“. The right to obtain the Attestato di soggiorno permanente is provided in the Directive on Free movement (2004/38/CE) and is...

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How can criminal convictions affect Italian Citizenship Applications?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

We have been receiving an increase in enquiries in relation to past criminal convictions (which can include cautions) and what the Italian law states in relation to criminal convictions when making an application for Italian citizenship on the basis of marriage or residency. Citizenship on the basis of marriage: Applying for Italian citizenship on the basis...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

RIGHT TO CLAIM FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT VIA FEMALE LINE, WHERE CLAIMANTS MOTHER HAD AUTOMATICALLY LOST HER CITIZENSHIP ON MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL Corte di Cassazione, judgment of  5 November 2015 n. 22608   FACTS: An Italian citizen married her Egyptian citizen husband in 1950 and settled in Egypt.  She became an Egyptian citizen...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – DELAY IN DECISION BY CONSOLATO ITALIANO

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

DELAY BY CONSOLATO ITALIANO IN PROCESSING APPLICATION  (AND RIGHT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO APPLY TO THE COURTS IN ITALY EVEN THROUGH THE MALE LINE). Ordinanza del Tribunale di Roma 18 April 2018 FACTS: The Claimants were the grandchildren of an Italian citizen (BG) born in Italy in 1879, who had emigrated to Brazil, where he died without ever renouncing his...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – LAWFUL RESIDENCE UP TO AGE 18

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

DEFINITION OF “LAWFUL RESIDENCE” Right to Italian citizenship at age 18 where born in Italy Cassazione Civile Sent. Sez. 1 Num. 12380 del 17 May 2017 FACTS The Claimant (a minor) was born in Italy on 5 June 1991 to immigrant parents from Former Yugoslavia. The Claimant’s father had a permesso di soggiorno valid until 1999. The Claimant’s...

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Italian citizenship – the sad fate of Alfie Evans

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

The sad fate of 23 month old Italian citizen Alfie Evans who never managed to arrive in Italy. Alfie Evans was granted Italian citizenship on 24 April 2018 on the basis of Article 9(2) Act No. 91 of 5 February 1992, which states that: ‘By decree of the President of the Republic, having heard the Council of State and following a decision by the Council of...

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