What is the change? Italy is experiencing delays in residence permit application processing.

What does the change mean? Residence permit applicants in Florence, Milan and Rome should anticipate that processing will be delayed by up to two months and should adjust their business schedules accordingly.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Residence permits.
  • Who is affected: Employers and employees applying for residence permits.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing for residence permits is delayed by up to two months. Processing is taking up to six months in Rome and Milan and up to eight months in Florence.

Business impact: Employers should factor in significant delays and may need to adjust work start dates for non-EU nationals.

Analysis & Comments: The delays seem to be caused by an influx of applications in Florence, Milan and Rome. Applicants should anticipate that processing will take significantly longer than normal and adjust timelines and start dates if necessary.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.