As of 31st December 2019, 5,306,548 foreign citizens are registered in the Italian registry, equivalent to 8.8% of the total resident population, 20.3% of which are minors.
Our Law Firm offers extrajudicial and judicial assistance in the field of Immigration Law, following the constant changing of the legislation.
A foreign citizen is allowed to enter Italy for family reunification after obtaining the family reunification visa. With certain conditions concerning income and accommodation, the Italian Government guarantees the right to family unity. Once these conditions are met, it is possible to request the rejoining with the category of subjects specifically listed in the Testo Unico dell’Immigrazione (Consolidated Act on Immigration) no 286/1998.
Italian citizenship can be acquired by jus sanguinis, which means either being born or adopted by Italian citizens. Moreover, a foreigner who has been living in Italy for more than ten years and who meets certain income requirements can acquire Italian citizenship. The Italian citizenship can be acquired through marriage with an Italian citizen as well.
A non-EU foreigner that means to stay in Italy for a variable period of time needs a residence permit, which takes on different features according to the purpose and the length of stay.
Whoever enters Italy without an entry visa and frequently without identity papers asking for international protection. The institution of international protection consists in two sub-institutions: political asylum, which entails the recognition of refugee status, and subsidiary protection.
In the event of the foreigner entering Italy without any identity papers, they could have the interest and the need to check their stateless condition by administrative or legal means. Our Firm offers extrajudicial and judicial assistance, taking care of the relations with the consulate and the collections of the documents and the evidence requested.