Italy to Issue 67k Work Permits Max for Third Country Nationals in 2022

Italy to Issue 67k Work Permits Max for Third Country Nationals in 2022

Italy to Issue 67k Work Permits Max for Third Country Nationals in 2022

The Italian Ministry of Interior Affairs announced that the maximum number of work permits can be issued to workers from non-European Union, seasonal or non-seasonal, and to self-employed people.

The Ministry has published a press release informing the public of the decision to increase the maximum quota allowed for these workers. This announcement was made previously on December 21, 2021, and is now available in the Official Gazette. It states that the maximum allowable quota for 2022 will be 69,700.

The Ministry notes that 27,700 quotas are reserved for non-seasonal, unemployed subordinate work and conversions.

The report also points out that 20% of the total quota has been reserved for non-seasonal subordinate works in the areas of freight transport for third parties, construction, and hotel tourism for citizens of the following countries.

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan
  • Kosovo
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine

The remaining 7,700 permits will be divided among third-country citizens who have completed training or education programs in their country of origin, workers from Italy residing in Venezuela, as well as self-employed people.

According to the Ministry, applications for these types of work permits can be filed beginning January 27, 2009, at 9 a.m.

Other 42,000 work permits will also be available for subordinate work in agriculture and tourism-hotel for workers from Albania.

" 14,000 permits are available for workers from the same country within this quota. These applications will be submitted, in the name of and on behalf of employers, by the following organizations: Cia. Coldiretti. Confagricoltura. Copagri. Alleanza delle Cooperative (including Lega coopers and Confcooperative).," the Ministry states.

The Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies will also divide the quotas between the autonomous provinces and regions.

Applications are open starting February 1st, at 9 a.m.

Official data shows that in 2019, there were 2.5 million non-Italians in Italy. This is 10.7 percent of the total workforce. Collective and Personal Services employed 642,000, 466,000 in Wholesale and Retail, and 235,000 in Construction.

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