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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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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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