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New immigration lawyer joins Oliver & Partners

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Immigration and Citizenship department. Liliana Petrolo is an Italian lawyer with extensive experience in applications for visas for entry to Italy, in particular from non-EU countries, including: visas for re-entry into Italy, for family reasons, study, or elective residence (visto per reingresso, motivi...

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Decreto Flussi – when are we likely to know the 2020 quota?

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

Every year the Ministero dell’Interno issues the Decreto Flussi, which is the quota of how many non-EU citizens are allowed to enter Italy to carry out seasonal subordinate work, self-employed work and non-seasonal work from eligible countries. In 2018, the Decreto Flussi quotas were already available in January, with the application being submitted on...

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Suspension of citizenship and immigration applications

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

The suspension of ongoing administrative procedures, and the extension of deadlines or expiry dates, was formalised by decree dated 17th March 2020, n.70 (more commonly referred to as ‘Decreto Legge Cura Italia’) in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. LINK TO DECRETO: https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/03/17/20G00034/sg By administrative...

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UK Visa Applications

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

If you are a national of a country outside the EEA, and not sure whether you need a visa to travel to the UK you can check the Home Office website, the rules do change from time to time and will depend on the purpose of your stay. https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y The way UK Visa applications are now being submitted, processed and considered  has...

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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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