Italy’s - Decreto flussi 2023

The Decreto flussi is an Italian government law that sets how many non-European citizens can enter Italy for work. Specifically, the Decreto Flussi, establishes the number of non-European citizens who can enter Italy for seasonal work, non-seasonal employed work or self-employed work. In addition to the number of non-EU citizens who can enter Italy for work, the Decreto Flussi, also sets the number of people who can convert their residence permit (for example a residence permit for study) into a residence permit for subordinate work or autonomous. The Decreto is annual, which means that every year the government decides the number of people who can enter Italy for work in that same year. Therefore, a new Decreto Flussi , comes out every year.

The decreto flussi 2023 (approved by the government in December 2022) establishes that a total of 82,705 people can enter Italy for work reasons distributed as follows:

  •  Lavoro stagionale ( Seasonal work), -therefore for a job that takes place only in one period of the year: 44,000 people from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador , Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine of which
  • 22,000 for seasonal agricultural work. Applications can be submitted by employers through these associations: Cia, Coldiretti, Confagricoltura, Copagr, Alleanza dellecooperative (includes Lega cooperative and Confcooperative).
  • 1,500 for lavorostagionale pluriennale (multiple year seasonal work)- (with a single authorization the worker can enter Italy for lavoro stagionale for a maximum of 3 years).
  • Lavoronon stagionale e autonomo  (therefore for jobs that have a longer duration than lavoro stagionale) in the road transport sectors (example: truck driving), construction and tourism (example: hotel waiter): 27,700 of whom
  • 24,105 people from Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Korea (Republic of Korea), Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Japan, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius , Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine.
  • 6,000 people from non-EU countries with whom Italy will sign cooperation agreements during the year 2022.
  • 1000 people who have completed training and education programs abroad approved by the Ministry of Labour and Education.
  • 100 people who come from Venezuela and have Italian origin for at least one part of the family.
  • 500 people for lavoro autonomo(self- employment), like entrepreneurs, freelancers, famous artists, start-up creators.
  • 7,000 people who need to convert a type of permit into a work permit including: 4,400 people with a stay permit for seasonal work to be converted into a stay permit for non-seasonal subordinate work; 2,000 people with a residence permit for study, vocational training or apprenticeship to be converted into a residence permit for subordinate work; 370 people with a residence permit for study, vocational training or apprenticeship to be converted into a residence permit for self-employment; 200 people with EC long-term residence permit issued by another EU member state to be converted into a residence permit for subordinate work; 30 people with EC long-term residence permits issued by another EU member state to be converted into a residence permit for self-employment.

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