Decreto flussi 2022: Italy’s government is set to allow 69,700 non-EU workers into the country.
The newly published Decreto flussi 2022, which is the annual measure allowing foreign workers to come to Italy for subordinate and self-employed work, will open Italy’s labour market to thousands of foreigner workers.
Non-EU foreigners living abroad who would like to come to Italy for subordinate work must find employers in Italy willing to invite them. This is because it is the employer to submit the application requesting to be allowed to invite a non-EU worker living abroad to come to Italy.
Decreto flussi 2022: Number of Seasonal and non-seasonal workers allowed
A total of 27,700 quotas will be available for non-seasonal, self-employed subordinate work and conversion of other permits (in case of foreigners in Italy without work permits) into work permits.
A total of 20,000 entries will be reserved for non-seasonal subordinate work, in the sectors of freight transport, construction and hotel and tourism sector. There quotas are reserved for citizens of; Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, Guatemala India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of Macedonia of North, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and the countries that have signed, or are about to sign immigration cooperation agreements with Italian government.
The remaining 7,700 quotas will be divided between:
- Non-EU citizens who have completed training and education programs in their countries of origin.
- Workers of Italian origin residing in Venezuela and non-EU citizens coming to Italy for self-employment. Some of the quotas are also reserved for foreigners already in Italy who would like to convert their permits into work permits.
Decreto flussi 2022: The quotas for seasonal subordinate work in the agricultural and tourism-hotel sectors
These quotas are reserved for non-EU citizens coming in for seasonal subordinate work from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, Guatemala, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine.
The Italian government has prepared a software for pre-filling the applications for workers hoping to work in Italy. It can be accessed here: https://nullaostalavoro.dlci.interno.it.
Applications will be submitted from 9:00 on 27th January 2022 to 17th of March 2022.
The applications will be examined on first come first served basis. It is therefore important to prepare the application in advance and submit it immediately the system opens to accept the applications at 9:00 on 27th January 2022.
Source: Italian Ministry of Interior