Here's when to submit the applications for the quotas
The new Quota Agreement (Decreto flussi) has been published on the Official Gazette. This is a document the Government normally publishes establishing the number of foreigners who can come to Italy for work.
When to submit applications:
On 31st January 2011 from 8.00 am: Employers of subordinate workers in all sectors, who are citizens of countries that have signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight irregular immigration. There are 52,080 quotas reserved for subordinate workers in this category. The breakdown of these 52,080 quotas is as follows: Albania (4,500); Algeria (1,000); Bangladesh (2,400); Egypt (8,000); Philippines (4,000); Ghana (2,000); Morocco (4,500); Moldavia (5,200); Nigeria (1,500); Pakistan (1,000); Senegal (2,000); Somalia (80); Sri Lanka (3,500); Tunisia (4,000); India (1,800); Peru (1800); Ukraine (1,800); Niger (1,000); Gambia (1,000).
On 2nd February 2011 from 8.00 am: Employers of domestic workers (housekeepers - colf and caregivers – badanti) from all countries that have not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight irregular immigration. There are 30,000 quotas reserved for domestic workers in this category.
On 3rd February 2011 from 8.00 am: Employers of all other categories of workers authorized by the Quota Agreement. There are 4,000 quotas reserved for workers who underwent training and formation organized by Italian institutions in their home countries and 500 quotas reserved for descendants of Italians in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Brazil who are enrolled at the Italian Consulates in their home countries.
On 3rd February 2011 from 8.00 am: On this day, it will also be possible to submit applications for conversion of other permits to work permits.
All applications will be submitted online, by logging on to the website of Ministry of Home Affairs at www.interno.it.
While it will be possible to submit applications until the end of June 2011, in most cases all the available quotas will be exhausted within minutes on the so-called click day (the official day of beginning to submit online applications).
It is therefore very important for you to prepare your application in advance, making sure you have all the required information and documents at hand.
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