What is the change? A shortage of staffing at the Milan Immigration Office will leave the office unable to issue work permits or schedule appointments for at least three weeks in August.

What does the change mean? Anyone needing to obtain a work permit or schedule an appointment at the Milan office should do so as soon as possible.

  • Implementation time frame: The office will operate with reduced staffing from Aug. 7 until Aug. 31.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits, permit conversions, family clearances.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals applying for work permits or scheduling appointments.
  • Impact on processing times: Delays are expected through the first week of September due to the anticipated backlog.
  • Business impact: Businesses should take note of the staffing shortage and plan their schedules accordingly.

Background: Officials announced this week that staffing will be short in the Milan Immigration Office from Aug. 7 until Aug. 31. Applications may be filed during this period, but they will not be processed or approved until full staffing levels return in September. While staffing levels are expected to return to normal Sept. 1, delays are expected through the first week of September.

BAL Analysis: Those in need of work permits or appointments from the Milan office should request an appointment as soon as possible.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Italy. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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