Info Non-EU nationals
In order to be able to work in Italy and/or other European countries you will still have additional legal obligations and administrative procedures to go through to get access to the European labour market – and you’re not entitled to EURES mobility schemes.
As it is reiterated by the European Commission: Employment, social affairs and inclusion for non-EU citizens: “The freedom to move to another EU country to work without a work permit is a right for EU nationals”.
Non-EU nationals may have the right to work in an EU country or to be treated equally with EU nationals as regards conditions of work. These rights depend on their status as family members of EU nationals and on their own nationality. Due to complex immigration procedures, employers may as well decide not to go through your application.
Many of EURES' services (in particular EURES on-line services) are freely available for any user with access to the web. If you already live and work in the EEA territory or Switzerland, you can contact a local or regional EURES Adviser to get advice.
However, finding a job via EURES does not change the legal obligations and administrative procedures that may apply to non-EU citizens.
If you intend to move from a non-EEA country (except Switzerland) to live and work in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, often your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide you with information on legal requirements to move abroad or refer you to useful information centres.
This Info point (prepared by EURES Italy) is dedicated to basic and first level information
for non-EU citizens interested in working in Italy,
We reiterate that the Italian Authority responsible for the entry and stay of non-EU citizens is the Ministry of the Interior.
For more information and insights, follow the presentations:
The Italian government with the Quota Agreement - “decreto-flussi” 2020, (published on 12 October 2020) authorizes the entry into Italy of 30,850 Non-EU citizens to carry out seasonal and non-seasonal subordinate work and self-employed workers.
Here is in detail what the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 7 July 2020 provides :
1) 12.850 ENTRIES FOR NON SEASONAL, SELF-EMPLOYED EMPLOYMENT AND CONVERSIONS
6,000 entries for non-seasonal subordinate work in the sectors of freight transport for third parties, construction and tourism-hotel of citizens of Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast , Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan , Tunisia, Ukraine and the countries that, during the year 2020, have to stipulate cooperation agreements on migration matters.
The remaining shares are divided between entries of non-EU citizens who have completed training and education programs in their countries of origin, entries of workers of Italian origin residing in Venezuela and entries of non-EU citizens for self-employment, as well as between conversions of residence permits already held for other reasons in residence permits for subordinate work and self-employment.
2) 18,000 FEES FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE AGRICULTURAL AND TOURIST-HOTEL SECTORS
They concern the entry of non-EU citizens for seasonal subordinate work from Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine.
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