Job Seeking Permit (Permesso Attesa Occupazione)
The Job Seeking Permit allows non-Europeans, holding an accredited undergraduate/graduate degree, Ph.D. or university “master”, to remain in Italy for a period of 12 months and look for a job.
You can switch your Permit of Stay for study reasons to a Job Seeking Permit (Permesso Attesa occupazione) starting the process 2 months before your current permit of stay expiration date.
Here below you can find the steps to follow.
Step 1: APPLY FOR DID (DICHIARAZIONE IMMEDIATA DISPONIBILITÀ) – UNEMPLOYED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Two months before your current permit of stay expiration date, submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting for DID.:
- Passport copy
- Visa copy
- School’s Enrollment letter
- Current Permit of Stay copy
- Fiscal code
- M15 Form duly filled out and signed
The appointed office will take some 5-10 working days to process your request and provide you with the DID number - keep monitoring your email!
Step2: APPLY FOT THE JOB SEEKING PERMIT
Once you have received the DID number, apply for the Job Seeking Permit using the "yellow" residence permit application kit available at post offices.
ATTENTION! This kind of permit allows recent graduates to legally live in Italy while searching for a job for maximum 12 months after their graduation. You must get a job by that time, it is not possible to extend this kind of permit.