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Italy Work Permit for Indians | DOV Application

So you have decided to go Italy for Work purpose 

Great, here are the things you need to know all about italian work VISA

Below are the complete steps of Italian work VISA on higher level

we will discuss regarding the Italian work VISA in detail later

  1. Getting a Job in Italy from italy registered Company
  2. Employer contacts the immigration department to initiate your work permit
  3. Immigration department collects your DOV ( declaration of Value )
  4. After clearance from Immigration department Apply for Italian work VISA
  5. After landing in Italy Apply for residence permit

If you have a family and you want to take them to Italy, you apply for dependent visa once you have the residence permit

Let’s look the Italian work VISA process in detail
Italian work visa comes under long term visa up to or beyond 2 years, long termWork VIsa is also Referred as National or D – Type VISA

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Italian Work Permit or Nulla Osta Process

It is obvious that you need to get a job in Italy to apply for an Italian work permit, this can happen in 2 ways. It can be intra company transfer meaning your company will transfer you from India to Italy for work purposes or you found a job in Italy directly.

Once you get the job then your employer will contact immigration department in Italy to get permission for your work Permit.

The Italian Immigration department depending on their domestic job market and its requirements will consider your employer’s application. 

On a side note – 

The Italian Government yearly restricts the number of visas to issue under work visa, and the job market opens only for a few months in a year, as of January 2023 Italian govt increased work Visa to 82,705, 

so If the quotas are still available and the job market is still open then your employer can apply for your Italian work permit.

Immigration department will consider your employer’s application and ask for your document to determine your value addition to their country’s job market. 

In plain language they will check whether your skills exceed the skills of Italian citizens and there is no replacement for your skills in Italy.

This approval is called NULLA OSTA AL LAVORO SUBORDINATO ( Work Permit Authorization )

Inorder to issue Nulla Osta your employer needs to need to Submit your DOV ( Declaration of Value )

Declaration Of Value - DOV Process

DOV is issued by the Embassy of Italy in India, DOV informs the Italian immigration department and Italian Embassy in India about your education qualification and the duration of your education.

You need to apply for DOV at Italian Embassy in india 

Below are the documents you need to submit to obtain DOV

  1. DOV Application Form 
  2. EU Data Privacy Form
  3. Clear Passport Scan Copy First and Last Information Page
  4. Original Degree Certificate with Apostille ( Apostille Process should be HRD Attestation + Apostille Attestation )
  5. Original Transcript With Apostille ( Apostille Process should be HRD Attestation + Apostille Attestation )
  6. Italian Translation of Apostille Degree Certificate 
  7. Italian Translation of Apostille Transcript 
  8. For professionals governed by state or Central government such as doctors, Nurses, Judges, etc Register Certificate Apostille and Italian Translation Is needed 
  9. If there is any difference in the name on any certificate and passport then the candidate needs to provide One and the same certificate ( Which informs that the different names belong to the same person ) with Apostille. Affidavits will not be accepted 

The whole process of collecting the documents, getting them attested from the Ministry and finally translating them will take about 30-40 working days, Because the HRD attestation which is done for the purpose of Apostille will take a lot of time.

Learn More about HRD attestation here

Apply for DOV here

Depending on your case you need to provide the above documents to the Italian Embassy in India Personally.

After submitting your documents the Italian embassy will consult with immigration department and give you DOV and using this DOV the Italian immigration department will give you Nulla Osta which actually means to authorise you to work in Italy for 2 years or more.

This will take about 90 days

Italian Work VISA Process -

Application for Residence Permit

Upon entering Italy under work VISA you need to apply for a Residence permit ( permesso di soggiorno ) the application forms will be available in the Italian Post office.

Since the Application procedure is very long, You need to start your application nearly 6 months before your actual travel plan.

If you are working professionally then you will definitely need a Experienced consultant who can do all the jobs for you from Obtaining DOV to applying for VISA.

Links and Application forms 

Apply for DOV 

Apply For Apostille 

Apply for Italian Translation 

Hire an Experienced Consultant For Italian Work Visa

DOV Application Form

EU Data privacy Form

VISA application Form

Italian WOrk visa Checklist 

Register for Online MEA Apostille

Provide applicant details

Frequently asked questions

Apostille or Attestation on Educational Documents by Ministry of External Affairs in India Can be done by Submitting the original Documents or True Copies of Original Documents Issued from the relevant School Boards / Universities.

Steps to get Apostille on your Educational Documents:

  • Register for Apostille
  • Submit the documents with us.
  • Pay for the Apostille
  • Receive documents after Apostille to your Address.

Apostille Attestation is Legalization of your documents from Ministry of External Affairs in India. Apostille can be given for the documents issued in India by any authority or issued by any Indian authorities outside the country like Embassy / Consulate. Apostille from MEA can be used in any particular country apart from India.

Check out this article  more details on what is apostille .

Apostille and Attestation are similar words. But Apostille will be given from the Ministry of External Affairs in India. Attestation has a broader meaning. Attestation from MEA is called Apostille. Attestation can be given by State Government or Embassy.

For Educational documents attestation from state government is called HRD attestation.

For Non Educational documents such as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Affidavits state attestation is called home department attestation.

Attestation for any documents from Indian Embassy is called Embassy Attestation.

Read here for further details on how to get apostille.

Ministry of External Affairs Attestation ( Apostille ) can be done in 2 ways.

  1. State Authentication / Attestation,
  2. Sub Divisional Magistrate ( SDM ) Attestation / Authentication.

State Attestation Process takes longer time compared to SDM attestation. It’s better to do SDM Apostille since it is fast.

If you are travelling to Italy or Austria, then state attestation is required. For all the other Hague nations SDM Apostille is enough, legal, valid and accepted.

Procedure to get Apostille on your Documents:

  • Register for Apostille
  • Submit the documents with us.
  • Pay for the Apostille
  • Receive documents after Apostille to your Address.