Nulla Osta per Lavoro

(“Certificate of No Impediment,” also known as “Entry Clearance,” also known as “Work Permit”).

EU Employed Workers

As an EU resident, you do not need a Nulla Osta per Lavoro to enter Italy, and are not subject to the Decreto Flussi.


NON- EU Employed Workers

The Nulla Osta Per Lavoro is required to Non-EU Employed Workers staying 90 days or more.

What’s the process?

  • Your Italian employer must request a Nulla Osta per Lavoro on your behalf online or at the Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione at the Office of the Prefettura di Milano (the civil office of the Italian Ministry of the Interior), prior to your departure from your home country.
  • Subordinate workers who are joining a spouse who is already resident in Italy may also have their Nulla Osta secured by the resident spouse, through the same process.
  • You should allow up to three to four months for the application to be processed.
  • The Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione will provide for the Nulla Osta to be sent to the Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction in your place of residence, to enable you to proceed with the Work Visa application process.

What’s the Documents/Items Required?

  • Proof of a hotel or temporary residence address in Milano.
  • Proposed Contratto di Soggiorno (“stay contract”), including details of your work contract and commitment of your employer to fund travel costs for your repatriation, in case of expulsion before contract expiration.
  • Declaration that you will communicate to the issuing authority (the Prefettura) any changes in your employment status and relationship with your Italian employer, e.g. termination of contract, change of work office address, etc.

For more information about the Nulla Osta Per Lavoro please download our booklet.