Legalization in Italy: the authorities reported a second review of the rejected applications of illegal immigrants.
Prior to May 30, 2016, interested persons can apply for a review of their rejected request for legalization.
The last legalization (regolarizzazione) in Italy took place in 2012, however, after 4 years, the immigrants who pinned their hopes on the possibility of obtaining a residence permit still do not know whether they will be able to finally legalize their stay in the country.
In particular, the Prefecture of Brescia used stricter criteria in the examination of requests than other Italian Prefectures. Illegals were required to prove a permanent presence in the country, the availability of a suitable place of residence, etc. – Thus in Brescia rejected almost 70% of the requests submitted.
After Italian trade union protests over the excess of unsatisfied requests, the case was forwarded to the Italian Ministry of the Interior. The State Council recognized the large number of refusals as unfair and allowed illegal immigrants to submit their own applications repeatedly. Not only in Brescia, but also in other parts of Italy.
On the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, an act has been published that allows foreigners and employers to file a request for review of their application for legalization before May 30, 2016.
The document, in particular, specifies the details of evidence of the presence of foreigners in Italy since 2011 – one of the main requirements for legalization. For example, they can be medical certificates issued by doctors – therapists or specialists, membership cards of trade unions, as well as documents issued by parishes or representatives of religious organizations stored in their archives.
If the person who filed the application did not show up at the quests to submit the original documents or to sign the residence agreement, they must record it at the reception again, but the third call will only be performed in “exceptional cases”.
Another criterion of legalization is connected with the payment of social contributions. According to the law, in order to witness the reality of the employment relationship, it is enough to pay one thousand euro of a fixed contribution and have six months of social security payments (contributions). If they were paid late, after the termination of the employment relationship, the employee will be issued a residence permit for the unemployed.
Interested parties should take this last opportunity and try to obtain a residence permit.