Once the non EU Workers have obtained the Work Visa (plus Family Visa where required) at the Italian Consulate of the country of origin or of residency, prior to apply for their Residence Permit in Italy they must comply with the following additional formalities. Where at the Labour Immigration Office (S.U.I.) of the working city.
What to do:
• Sign the “Job Contract” (Contratto di Soggiorno),
• Sign the “Integration Agreement” (Accordo di Integrazione)
• Obtain the Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale).
What is the “Accordo di Integrazione”
Effective March 10th 2012, all immigrants older than 16 coming to Italy for the first time and staying for at least 12 months must sign the so called “Accordo di Integrazione”. This is an Agreement between foreigner and State, stating the immigrant’s commitment to learn Italian language and basic Italian culture and civic education through free sessions from 5 to 10 hours.
What is the Codice Fiscale
It is the unique number allocated to any people living in Italy. Everybody needs one, including children under age and newborn.
Tax Code is required to cover any administrative formality such as to rent a property, to connect telephone, internet and utilities, to be assigned to an Italian company payroll, to open a bank account, to buy a car or a SIM card etc.
Sessions may be determined at the moment of the signature of the Agreement or may be disclosed later; in any case, it is important to attend the lessons in order to obtain the relevant credits. The agreement is signed at the Immigration Office or at local police headquarters and both the document and the course to be attended are delivered in the language chosen by the immigrant among the range of available.
The level of integration is evaluated by credits, from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 30, which are necessary to allow the renewal of the permit, once it is about to expire.
So, after obtaining the visa and completing the procedure at S.U.I., the non EU worker and Dependants if any) must apply for the Residence Permit in Italy. This is a long process which takes up to 6 months to be completed, depending on the city. Professional Relo assists Relocatees along the whole process and deals with the relevant Authorities until the final documents are withdrawn.
The Residence Permit procedure comprises the following steps:
• Application at a designated Post Office;
• Appointment at the police station for biometrics and file check;
• Residence Permit withdrawal.