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What is a nulla osta application and do all foreigners need it to live and work in Italy?

Would non-EU citizens who are self-employed or who find employment with an Italian company need to do this process? What should one be careful about when applying for the nulla osta application?

  • LCA Studio Legale
    October 27, 2021

    The nulla osta is the document issued by Italian immigration authorities which authorizes a non-EU national to apply for a work visa at the Italian embassy/consulate in their country of residence. Depending on the type of work permit one applies for, it may be necessary to first apply for a nulla osta (e.g., in the case of an EU Blu Card for direct hiring by an Italian company, a nulla osta shall be obtained from the competent Sportello Unico per l'Immigrazione, or in the case of self-employment, the nulla osta shall be obtained from the competent Questura, Police station).

  • Mazzeschi Srl
    October 27, 2021

    Nulla Osta is a permit that an applicant or a company needs to obtain in order to apply for a visa. There are different kind of Nulla Osta, and it depends on the kind of visa you apply for.