How to apply for an EU Long Term Residence Permit (ex Carta di Soggiorno)

How to apply for an EU Long Term Residence Permit (ex Carta di Soggiorno)

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How to apply for an EU Long Term Residence Permit (ex Carta di Soggiorno)

What is this?

The EU Long Term Residence Permit replaces the permit previously known as the Carta di Soggiorno since February 16th 2007.

It is indefinite and allows the holder:

  • to enter Italy without a visa;
  • to apply for maternity benefit;
  • to apply for disability benefit;
  • to work, subject to conversion, in countries that have adopted the European Directive 2004/38/CE.

Who is it for?

You can apply for the EU Long Term Residence Permit:

  • for yourself;
  • for your spouse;
  • for your parents (if dependent on you);
  • for any childen under the age of 18 years that are living with you and any childen over the age of 18 years, who cannot support themselves financially.

You must be able to demonstrate that:

  1. you have been residing legally in Italy for at least 5 years;
  2. your income is sufficient to financially support yourself and your family members;
  3. you have not been accused of any crime for which you could be arrested or charged, and you are not awaiting trial or sentencing;
  4. you pass an Italian language test, equivalent to the A2 level standard approved by the Council of Europe for language learning across the Union.

When applying for family members (contextually or at a later date) you must be able to demonstrate that suitable accommodation is available and that they have 5 years of residency in Italy.

When is it NOT possible to apply for the EU Long Term Residence Permit?

When the applicant has a residence permit:

  • for study or professional training reasons;
  • of a short term nature;
  • diplomat, consul or person belonging to an international organisations.

The EU Long Term Residence Permit is not issued to foreign nationals who are deemed a danger to public order or national security.

When is it revoked?

  • absence of the foreign national in the European Union for a period of 12 consecutive months;
  • acquisition of the EU Long Term Residence Permit in another European Member State;
  • when the foreign national is deemed to be a danger to public order or national security.

All information about how to apply for or renew a residence permit

 

Where to go

01.09.2018 - Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters - Booking online appointment: http://www.cupa-project.it/
Polizia di Stato (Questura) / State Police
Address
Via Migliore Di Cino
, 10
 - 59100
 Prato
 PO
Toll free: Emergencies: 113
Switchboard: 0574 5555
Phone numbers: Immigration Office: 0574 555606-611
Fax0574 555700
E-mail:urp.po@poliziadistato.it
PECurp.quest.po@pecps.poliziadistato.it
Office hours: Public Relations Office (URP)
-Monday to Saturday 08.30 - 13.30

Immigration:
-Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30
-Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 16.30
Applications are handled in the morning and permits are consigned in the afternoon.

Passports:
-Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9.00-12.00;
-Thursday 9.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00;
-Monday by means of an online appointment (only for submitting passport applications www.passaportonline.poliziadistato.it).

The office is closed on days prior to main holidays.
Opening Hours on the website:
http://questure.poliziadistato.it/Prato/orari-5-692-1-1.htm

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Where to go

Servizio immigrazione e cittadinanza / Immigration and Citizenship Services
Address
Via Roma
, 101
 - 59100
 Prato
 PO
Toll free: 800 242525 (switchboard), 800 922912 (conflict mediation helpdesk)
Switchboard: 0574 1835420
Fax0574 1837413
E-mail:immigrazione@comune.prato.it - idoneitaalloggiativa@comune.prato.it

idoneitaalloggiativa@comune.prato.it

Office hours: For information, to make an appointment, suitable housing, SPRAR Project (Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers):
Monday and Thursday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00
Tuesday and Friday 9.00 - 13.00
Closed on Wednesday

Mother Tongue Operators:
Albanian: Tuesday 9.00 - 13.00
Arabic: Friday 11.00 - 13.00
Chinese: Monday and Thursday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00; Tuesday and Friday 9.00 - 13.00
Urdu: Monday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00

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