Who gets this permesso?
The Permesso di Soggiorno per Calamità is intended for those whose countries are facing a severe natural disaster or other calamities.
How can I get this permesso?
You can request this permesso at the Questura (Immigration Office). The Questura will then collect information and documentation on the situation in your country of origin to understand if it’s safe for you to go back there.
Since it's a new permit and the procedure might change from Questura to Questura, you may want to ask a lawyer for help. If you don’t have a lawyer, you can message us on Facebook and we’ll help you find one.
How long will it take to get it?
The amount of time it takes to receive this kind of permesso has not yet been established.
How long is it valid for?
This kind of permesso is valid for 6 months and can be renewed until the situation in your home country does not improve.
How can I renew this kind of permesso?
You can make an appointment to ask to renew your permesso at the Questura. The Territorial Commission may renew your permesso if it decides it's still unsafe for you to go back to your country of origin because of the severe natural disaster or calamity.
If the Commission does not renew your permesso, you may be eligible for a different kind of permesso. A lawyer can help you understand how to proceed in your specific case.
Can I convert this permesso into a Permesso per Motivi di Lavoro?
In the past, you could not convert this permesso into a work permit.
However, since the so-called "Decreto Immigrazione" went into force, it can now be converted into a work permit if you meet the requirements.
Requirements to apply for a work permit
What rights do I have as a holder of this permesso?
With this permesso, you have the right to:
- Stay in a reception facility, as well as receive basic services at the reception facility. Your right to reception includes “material reception,” meaning food, medical attention and hygiene products.
- Work in Italy — but not in any other European countries.
- Access the Italian health care system (SSN).
- Access the Italian public education system.
- Access the Italian welfare system, depending on which benefit you seek.
- Register with the registry office of your local comune, which gives you the right to get a carta d’identità.
With this permesso you do not have the right to:
- Travel outside of Italy, as it is valid only in Italy
- Ask for your family to join you through family reunification.
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