ITALY: Validity of Identity & Immigration Documents Extended

Apr 16, 2020 | Global

Following the recent outbreak of coronavirus cases in the North of Italy, parts of the country have limited access in and out of some areas, as well as particular restrictions on work and public activities. Extraordinary health measures have been implemented in Italy and across Europe.

  • The validity of all permits, authorizations, certificates, clearances with an expiration date between January 31, 2020, and April 15, 2020, has been extended until June 15, 2020. As a consequence, residence permits (permessi di soggiorno) with an expiration date between January 31, 2020, and April 15, 2020, will be valid until June 15, 2020. Applications for renewal can therefore be applied for until after 60 days from June 15, 2020.
  • The validity of Italian identification documents (e.g., identity cards, passports) expiring March 17 or later is extended until August 31, 2020.
  • In addition, all applications pending as of February 23, 2020, or filed after that date were suspended in the period between February 23, 2020, and April 15, 2020. This means that any applications that were filed during this period would not have been processed between February 23, 2020, and April 15, 2020.

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