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Non-EU citizens willing to work in Italy must apply for a working visa and, once in Italy, convert the visa to residence permit for work purposes.

If the duration of the contract is more than 90 days, download the request form of visa “D” National and the following check-list of documents.

In order to apply for a salaried work visa (“lavoro subordinato”) it is mandatory to previously obtain from Italy a no-impediment (“nulla osta”) issued by the “Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione”. Few exceptions to no-impediment are regulated by law.

List of useful laws and norms:
Law Decree 286/1998; DPR 394/1999; L. 103 del 24.05.2002; Interministerial Law Decree 850/2011 Attachment A, point 8.

Salaried work - Seamen

Work visa is required for all foreign seamen to be embarked on ships flying the Italian flag, as well as for foreigners recruited for complementary services onboard Italian cruise ships (Law. 856, 5.12.1986). For the list of documents to be submitted, please click here.