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Extension of validity of residency permits in Italy



Extension of validity of residency permits in Italy

In application of the Law of 27 November 2020 n. 159 ‘Residence permits (“Permessi di soggiorno”) expired in the period between 01/31/2020 and 12/31/2020 have been extended until 01/31/2021.

Please find below are the rules currently in force for the re-entry in Italy of holders of expired residence permits.

  • Return to Italy by direct flight (without stopover)The return to Italy will be allowed without a re-entry visa and/or consular accompanying notes.
  • Return to Italy by flight connections with stopover in Schengen countriesIn the case of a non direct flights that involve entry in Schengen Area through a Member State other than Italy, the return to the national territory will be allowed only with a re-entry visa that can be issued by the Embassy.
  • Return to Italy by flight connection with stopover in non-Schengen countriesIn order to prevent any hurdle during transit through non-Schengen countries, the Embassy may issue a consular note to those who send a request.

For more information, please contact