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Travelling to Italy from overseas

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

The Italian government has issued new guidelines relating to travelling to Italy from overseas, lifting the restrictions in place due to COVID-19. These are effective from 3rd June 2020. The new rules were published in Article 6 of the Presidential decree no. of 17th May 2020 (see link below to full text of the new law).  DCPM 17th May 2020 Article 6...

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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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BREXIT IS REALITY…

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act became law on 23rd January. The next step will be for the withdrawal agreement to be ratified by the European Parliament, scheduled for 23rd January. The UK is then due to leave the EU on 31st January 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU on 19th October 2019, and...

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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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No-deal or new-deal – the effect on applications for Italian citizenship

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Further to our May article ‘No Deal’ Italian Law Effect on Italian Citizenship Applications, we remind our British citizen clients that if they intend to apply for Italian citizenship it is advisable that they  lodge their application before 31st October. With new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying in his first speech as Prime Minister that the UK...

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Captain Carola Rackete and the migrant crisis

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Carola Rackete, a sea captain who works for the German sea rescue organisation ‘Sea Watch’ was arrested on 29th June for docking a migrant ship without authorisation from officials at the port of Lampedusa, and for ramming into and allegedly attempting to sink an Italian Guardia di Finanza patrol boat. On 12th June, Rackete had taken on board 53...

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Claims to Italian citizenship through maternal line

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Descendants of female Italian citizens who left Italy in the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century have been hampered in their quest for an Italian passport by the 1912 law on Italian citizenship.  The Italian Law (Legge no. 555 of 1912) provided that an Italian woman would automatically lose her Italian citizenship either on marriage to...

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Freedom of movement to establish a business in the EU

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Please follow this link to read the article in Italian Within TFUE, articles from 49 to 54 refer to the right of establishment recognised to companies and firms, which means the right to move to another member State of UE in order to practice an employment or an activity. About it, art. 49 TFUE provides as follows: “Within the framework of the provisions...

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