Question: I’d like to apply for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for a worker who will not live with me in my apartment. I saw that the employer must ensure that the worker has suitable accommodation. Does this mean that I have to look for an apartment for the worker and indicate it on the application form? If this is the case, then it means that I have to start paying rent now for a worker whom I’m not even sure will be cleared to come to Italy and if cleared, nobody knows when he’ll arrive. What can I do?
Answer: In the application form you must indicate that there is suitable accommodation for the worker. Since you are not sure whether the application will be accepted and when the worker will ever arrive in Italy, it is wise to indicate your own apartment, if it is suitable to host the worker. Then when the application is accepted and the worker has come to Italy, you can indicate a different apartment.
Be informed that when you’ll be summoned to undersign the work contract at the Immigrations Office, you’ll be required to present the certificate of suitable accommodation and rent contract or letter of hospitality from the one who will host the worker.
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