Applications open for migrant workers regularization

Jun 22, 2020


[updated 22/06/2020]

From June 1st until August 15th it is possible to send an application to regularize an employment relationship with a foreign (or Italian) worker or apply for a 6 months residence permit. This is possible only for specific sectors of work activities and under certain conditions.


2 possible options:

  1. The employer (company or individual) can apply for a work permit (or declare an irregular work relationship with a foreigner or Italian national) for a foreign national in Italy
  2. The foreign national with a permit expired since October 31st can apply for a 6 months residence permit


Sectors of activity:

Applications are possible only for the following sectors of activity (based on “codice ateco”, list attached to the implementing decree):

  • Agriculture, livestock, fishing, and related activities
  • Caregiver
  • Domestic work


Option 1:

  • The Employer (Italian, EU national or foreigner with EU permanent residence permit): shall have an income/turnover not lower than EUR 30.000 per year if working in the Agriculture, livestock, fishing and related activities sector or EUR 20.000-27.000 if in the caregiver domestic work sector
  • The foreigner: must have been in Italy before and at March 8 (as attested by fingerprints declaration of presence or other supporting documents)


When: applications can be filed from 7am June 1st, 10pm August 15th

Where: Sportello Unico immigrazione (Immigration office) by filing an online application at (SPID required)

How much: For each worker, the employer is required to pay a flat fee of EUR 500


Option 2


Foreign nationals who have a residence permit expired since October 31st (not renewed or converted) and who have worked in the sectors of activities mentioned above can apply for a 6 months valid residence permit


When: applications can be filed from June 1st to August 15th

Where: Questura (Police Office) through the Post Offices providing “Sportello Amico” services

What it is necessary to submit: passport, equivalent documents or consular attestation; evidence of being in Italy at March 8 and of having worked in the required sectors

How much: A flat fee of EUR 130 is required


Further information (government link – Italian only):


Law references

Article 103 of Law Decree 34/2020,

Implementing Decree May 27, 2020

Circular letter May 30



Giuditta Petreni

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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