Entry outside the flow quotas and residence permit for foreign workers. Categories of professions that benefit from the Blue Card. When applications start
Anyone who wants to employ a highly qualified foreigner can now apply on the website of the Ministry of the Interior for an employment authorization, thus allowing the foreigner to obtain the European Blue Card, a “super-residence permit”, as foresees a law approved by the government in June that finally accepts (belatedly) directive 2009/50/EU, which entered into force yesterday, August 8, 2012. Practically, from yesterday, in the morning, the telematic procedure for the launch of requests unique counters for immigration of the competent prefectures. According to the Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration’s explanations given in a circular dated August 3, entrepreneurs can request nulla-osta for the employment of qualified foreigners – at any time of the year, without waiting for the decree of flows, for foreigners with residence outside Italy or present in Italy, who fall into the categories provided by the norm on the European Blue Card – by registering at https://nullaostalavoro.interno.it. After completing the registration procedure, go to the “Richiesta module” area (form request), where you can fill out the form (Modulo BC) of the work authorization request for the issuance of the EU Blue Card. To compile the form, it is necessary to enter some necessary data such as the employment contract or the contract proposal, the employee’s graduation title and relevant high qualification, gross annual salary (which should not be lower than three times the level the lowest amount foreseen for non-payment of the health service, so for this year it should not be lower than 3×8.263=24,789 euros) and then press the “Save” button to continue and then check, and finally “Invio” for starting the request. After the issuance of the work authorization – within 90 days – the foreigner must obtain the visa, if he is in his homeland, and come to Italy, and go to the Single Desk for immigration to sign the residence contract and request the EU Blue Card.