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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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Decreto flussi: Workers from which countries can work in all sectors?

Some 52,080 quotas are reserved for workers from 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.

While workers from countries that have not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight irregular immigration can only come to do domestic work, workers from these so-called privileged countries can be employed in all sectors, including domestic work sector.

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.

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Decreto flussi: No quotas reserved for my country. Can I apply?

Question: Hi, I’m from Kenya. I’ve seen that there are no quotas reserved for Kenyans. Does this mean that my employer cannot apply for me to be issued authorization to work (nulla osta)? Thanks.

Answer: There are no quotas reserved for subordinate work (non-domestic work) for Kenyans and in general, for all citizens of countries that have not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to fight illegal immigration.

This means that citizens of the countries not listed in the Quota Agreement (Decreto flussi) will only be allowed into the country to do domestic work, so their employers must submit their applications on 2nd February 2011 from 8.00 am.

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Decreto flussi: Should I rent apartment for worker now?

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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Decreto flussi: What happens if I apply before time?

Question: Hi, what happens if by mistake, I submit the application a few seconds before the right time?

Answer: The system will reject the application, and you’ll receive a message informing you that the application has been rejected because you’ve submitted it earlier than the established time. The application, however, is not cancelled and you can submit it again at the appropriate time.

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