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Italy immigration

The Italian work permit scheme is administered regionally, so implementation differs significantly depending on the exact destination within Italy.

Italian work permits must be sponsored by an Italian company. They cannot be applied for directly by a potential employee or by an agency.

Processing times vary between regions, but the average is about two months.

Other options for immigration to Italy include the Schengen visa and the European Blue Card, please see our European Union Immigration page for more details.


If you would like to make an application to work, study, invest, or hire workers in Italy, please contact us on the details below and our expert immigration specialists will be pleased to prepare the application for you.

Telephone:  0344 991 9222

Further Information, help, and advice has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, study, or hire workers in Italy our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your Italian visa or work permit.

For more information and advice on Italian immigration law and visa applications please contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at