Who is eligible to apply for a visa and residence permit for domestic work?

This visa is specifically conceived for family employees who have regularly worked abroad for at least one year on full-time domestic work contracts with Italian or EU citizens resident abroad and who intend to move to Italy for the continuation of the employment. This type of application is not subject to any numerical limitations and can be submitted at any time in the year.

Main Procedural Steps

1. Applying for and collecting the ‘Nulla Osta’ (Security Clearance) issued by the competent Immigration Desk;
2. Filing the visa application at the Italian Consulate of the applicant’s place of residency;
3. Entry in Italy and application for the residence permit at the competent Police headquarter within 8 days;

Validity of the residence permit for domestic work

The residence permit has the duration of the job offer communicated by the employer. However, its validity can never exceed 2 years.
The residence permit is renewable under the same substantive conditions for its first issuance as long as the foreign national is never absent from the Italian territory for longer than 6 continuous months.
The applicant can renew the residence permit on their own or be assisted by us.
After 5 years of continuous registered legal residency in Italy, the applicant would be eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit.

Time Frame

The expected time frame to obtain the visa is approximately 2 months as of the date the applicant provides us with all relevant information and documentation. Once the applicant obtains the visa, they can travel to Italy, apply for the residence permit and reside there legally.

Get in Touch

Do not hesitate to write to us if you wish to have additional information on the requirements for this type of Visa and free-of-charge counselling on your specific case.