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Italy Immigration Services

•​ Italy's immigration system provides several options for employers of foreign nationals. Italy is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.

• Business visitors to Italy typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stays to 90 days within a 180-day period.

• The main work authorization categories are (1) Intracompany​ Transfer (ICT) Work Permit and Permit of Stay, for intracompany transfers of highly skilled personnel under the national permit scheme; (2) (EU) Intracompany Transferee (ICT) ​Permit, for intracompany​​ transfers of managers, specialists and trainees under the EU permit scheme, which offers intra-EU mobility; and (3) EU Blue Card, for highly skilled local hires.​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.