Decreto Flussi 2024: Quotas and Application timelines

Mar 05, 2024

Starting from February 29, 2024, it is possible to fill out applications on the Ministry of the Interior’s Portal to hire non-EU workers from abroad and to convert residence permits, within the framework of the 151.000 quotas provided for by the “quota decree” for the year 2024.

Applications can be submitted starting from 9:00 am on the “click days” set by Decree January 19, 2024, namely:

  • from 9:00 am on March 18, applications for non-seasonal subordinate workers who are citizens of countries that have cooperation agreements with Italy;
  • from 9:00 am on March 21, applications for other non-seasonal subordinate workers (including domestic workers);
  • from 9:00 am on March 25, applications for seasonal workers.

Applications can be submitted until December 31, 2024.

Quota categories

The 151.000 quotas are to be allocated amongst the following categories:

  • 89.050 quotas for Seasonal Work in the sector of agriculture; hospitality and tourism industry reserved to certain nationalities;
  • 61.450 quotas (of which 61.250 for subordinate work – work as an employee and 200 for self employment).

In the sectors of freight transportation on behalf of third parties, building, hospitality and tourism, mechanics, telecommunications, food, shipbuilding, transportation of passengers by bus, fishing, hairdressing, electricians, plumbers:

  • 2.500 for citizens of countries that promote media campaigns regarding the risks resulting from involvement in irregular migration
  • 25.000 for the following nationalities. Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Japan, Guatemala, India, Kirghizstan, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine,
  • 20.000 for citizens of countries with which Italy will have cooperation agreements (4000 will be reserved to workers from Tunisia)
  • 100 quotas (employee/self-employee). For employed or self-employed work. Reserved to foreign nationals who have Italian ancestry and reside in Venezuela
  • 200 quotas (employee/self-employee). For employed or self-employed work. Reserved to stateless persons and refugees

         In the sector of family care and support services (domestic work)

  • 9.500 quotas

         Permit conversion – for non-EU nationals already in Italy/EU

  • 4.000 quotas – from seasonal to standard work permit. For conversions of seasonal work permit to standard, non-seasonal work permit (as an employee)
  • 150 quotas – from EU long term permit issued by another EU country to Italian work permit (employed-self-employed)
  • 500 quotas for self-employment for:
    • entrepreneurs intending to implement an investment plan of interest for the Italian economy, involving an investment of at least € 500.000 and creating at least 3 new jobs in Italy
    • Freelancers/independent contractors who intend to practice: regulated or controlled professions (i.e. individuals belonging to a professional association or enrolled with an official/public register) OR professions that are not non-regulated but are considered representative at national level and included in the lists edited by the Public Administration
    • Holders of corporate offices or administrative/controlling positions (any of the following: Chairman, CEO, Member of board of directors, Auditor) in an Italian company, active since at least 3 years (requirements set in Visa Decree May 11, 2011 n.850)
    • Foreign citizens who intend set up innovative start-up companies, under certain conditions and who will have a self-employment relationship with the start-up
    • internationally well-known and highest repute artists, artists of recognised high professional qualification or artists who are hired by well-known Italian theatres, important public institutions, public television or well-known national private televisions (requirements set in Visa Decree May 11, 2011 n.850)
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