Issue of Passports to Indian migrants to facilitate acquiring of Italian Stay Permit for Work

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Issue of Passports to Indian migrants to facilitate acquiring of

Italian Stay Permit for Work


         The ‘Decreto Rilancio’ on Economic Stimulus Measures announced by the Government of Italy on May 13, 2020, allows undocumented migrants to acquire ‘Italian Stay Permit for Work’ as per Article 110 bis.


2.      Indian nationals who are eligible to obtain stay permit under the above Decree, and need fresh passports against their expired, lost or damaged passports, can apply for new passports at the Indian Embassy as per procedure outlined below and in attachments.


3.      The Embassy of India will accept applications from Indian nationals living in Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia that fall in the jurisdiction of the Embassy. Those living in other regions may apply to the Indian Consulate in Milan.


4.      Guidelines on the requirements for submitting passport applications for various types of cases are attached. Please follow the procedure carefully so that documents are complete in all respects before submission to the Embassy.


5.      Due to COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions imposed by local authorities, it would not be advisable for applicants to physically come to the Embassy premises in Rome. Instead, the Embassy of India is in contact with various community leaders in the above-mentioned regions. They have expressed their willingness to volunteer and assist the Embassy by collecting passport applications of such persons living in their local area/province and bring all the applications to the Embassy together in batches.


6.      The names and contact details of these community volunteers are being announced through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Website). The prospective applicants are requested to call and intimate these volunteers about their intention to submit their passport applications in this manner. The assistance being rendered by community volunteers is purely voluntary and there will be no added payment to be made to them, either by the Embassy or by the applicants. If any community leader, other than those listed, wants to offer their services for free, they are welcome to approach the Embassy.


7.      Alternatively, for those who do not wish to submit their applications through community volunteers or in such cases where Indian nationals are living at a place where it has not been possible to find a volunteer, they would have the option to send their passport applications and related documents by post, including originals wherever required. The guidelines for sending passport applications by post are enclosed.


8.      It is reiterated that due to COVID-19 restrictions and health protocols, for the time being, it would not be possible to allow acceptance of passport applications physically at consular counters in Embassy premises.


9.      We thank you in advance for your understanding and seek your support in making this a successful exercise.

Guidelines for submission of passport applications in ENGLISH

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