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Decreto flussi: I misspelled my name. What can I do?

Question: I managed to submit an application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for my domestic worker. But I’ve just realised that I misspelled my name. Does this mean that my application will be rejected? What can I do?

Answer: Please write a letter stating the mistake made and indicating the right name. You should also indicate the application number appearing in the official receipt you received after submitting the application. Enclose a copy of your ID document and send it via registered mail with return-receipt requested, to the Sportello Unico (Immigrations Office at the Prefecture) in your city of residence.

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Decreto flussi: Here are the right forms to use

It is very important for you to use the right form in preparing and submitting your application. If you use the wrong form, you may have to submit a new application and this will certainly reduce your chances of obtaining the authorisation to work (nulla osta). Please make sure you choose and fill in the appropriate form.

The forms to be used in preparing and submitting the applications

Application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for domestic workers: “Modulo A”

Application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for subordinate workers: “Modulo B”

Application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for subordinate workers who underwent training and formation organized by Italian institutions in their home countries; and for descendants of Italians in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Brazil who are enrolled at the Italian Consulates in their home countries: “Modulo BPS”

Application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for subordinate workers who are holders of EC long-term residence permits issued by other EU Member States: “Modulo LS”

Application for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for domestic workers who are holders of EC long-term residence permits issued by other EU Member States: “Modulo LS1 “

Application to verify if there are quotas for self-employed workers and for certificate showing that the applicant meets the requirements for self-employed work, for holders of EC long-term residence permits issued by other EU Member States: “Modulo LS2”

Application to verify if there are quotas for conversion of student and apprentice permits to subordinate work permits: “Modulo VA”

Application to verify if there are quotas for conversion of the seasonal work permits to subordinate work permits: “Modulo VB”

Application to verify if there are quotas for self-employed workers and for the certificate showing that the applicant meets the requirements for self-employed work: “Modulo Z”

You must register on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (www.interno.it) in order to have access to reserved area for applicants.

The applications are being submitted from today, so please hurry up if you’ve not yet prepared yours.

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Decreto flussi: The official time used

If you are preparing to submit your application for authorization to work (nulla osta), please use the official time on the following link because it is the one the Government will use to determine when the application was submitted.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EXACT TIME: http://www.inrim.it/ntp/webclock_i.shtml

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Decreto flussi: Submit your application on the right day

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.

Only workers from these countries will be allowed to come to work in all sectors in Italy. This means that Italy based employers interested in hiring subordinate foreign workers in all sectors, can apply for authorisation to work (nulla osta) for workers from those countries.

There are 52,080 quotas reserved for subordinate workers in this category. Here’s the list of the countries with reserved quotas:

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)

The remaining 1,000 quotas are reserved for workers from other non-EU countries that will sign bilateral agreements with Italy to fight irregular immigration.

Employers of workers from the above countries will be able to submit their applications from 31st January 2011, from 8.00 am.

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.  Please note that workers from countries that have not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight illegal immigration will only be allowed to come for domestic work, so only those who want domestic workers from those countries should apply. 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 this day, it will also be possible to submit applications for conversion of other permits to work permits.

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Decreto flussi: When to apply for domestic workers from countries with reserved quotas

Question: I’ve seen that there are 30,000 quotas for domestic workers from countries that have not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight illegal immigration. I’d like to apply for a domestic worker from a country with reserved quotas. When should I submit the application?

Answer: All applications for authorization to work (nulla osta) for workers from countries with reserved quotas must be submitted on 31st January 2011, from 8.00 am. On that day, you can apply to hire a foreign worker from any of the countries with reserved quotas and the worker can be hired in any sector (domestic work, construction work, etc).

Here’s the list of the countries with reserved quotas:

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)

There are some 1,000 quotas reserved for workers from other non-EU countries that will sign bilateral agreements with Italy to fight irregular immigration.

Employers of workers from the above countries will be able to submit their applications from 31st January 2011, from 8.00 am.

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