To work in Italy as a highly-skilled worker:
- your employer must present a proposal for a residence contract to the .
- you must get a visa, before you enter Italy;
- you must apply for a residence permit within eight days of entering Italy.
Highly-skilled workers fall outside the quota system.
Change of employment
For the first two years in the territory, the type of activity you, as a highly-qualified worker, may undertake must be similar to that for which a work authorisation has been released. Change of employer must be authorised by the Territorial Directorate for labour.
If you have a residence permit for salaried employment but lose your job or resign you may be put on the employment placement lists for the remaining period of validity of your residence permit or, in any event, for a period of at least twelve months.
Unemployment benefits are granted to workers who have involuntarily lost their job, provided they meet the criteria set by law.
Change of status
Highly-qualified workers may convert their status to long-term residence (see section on long-term residence below).
Family reunification is allowed provided the person residing in the Italian territory holds a residence permit of at least one year and meets the legal requirements as to incomes and accommodation.
An EC long-term residence status is granted after five years of continuous and legal residence.
You must prove sufficient financial resources, accommodation and you must not constitute a threat to public order and security.
You must present:
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