From file: Migrant workers working at tomato harvest in the farmlands of Foggia, Puglia region in Italy, August 2013 | Picture-alliance/ROPI/A.Pisacreta
From file: Migrant workers working at tomato harvest in the farmlands of Foggia, Puglia region in Italy, August 2013 | Picture-alliance/ROPI/A.Pisacreta

CILD, the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights, has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the regularization measure in Italy. The decree is of particular concern to undocumented foreigners working in Italy as well as for migrants whose residence permit may have expired after October 31, 2019.

The legislation introduced in Italy on May 19, also called 'sanatoria', lays out the procedures for the regularization of Italian or foreign citizens involved in certain labor sectors in Italy. These sectors include agriculture, farming, caretaker and domestic work. 

The measure came as part of a whole "relaunch decree" to try and help the Italian economy and all Italians, including those employed "illegally", that is without proper work contracts. As Agriculture Minister Teresa Bellanova had stressed, its aim is to end illegal work contracts, end the conditions of labor exploitation and give rights and dignity back to workers.

On the one hand, the decree allows for an employer to offer a job contract to third-country nationals or to "bring to light undeclared work in which both Italian and foreign citizens may be involved," CILD writes. On the other hand, it gives third-country nationals, whose residence permits expired on or after October 31, 2019, the opportunity to apply for a 6-months "job-search permit".

The decree was drafted and finalized by many different departments in Italy like the Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration and the Department of Public Security. There are various sets of requirements that benefactors need to fulfill. To guide persons concerned through the details, CILD has put together a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Their overview includes questions like these: 

  • What are these requirements? 
  • To whom should applications be submitted?
  • Which documents are required?

••••➤ To read the FAQ, click here:  https://cild.eu/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/07/Faq_Regolarizzazione_ENG.pdf

If you have further questions about the regularization procedure, you can contact the Legal Action Center at CILD: legal@cild.eu

 

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