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EU Blue Card – Italy is an immigration permit which has resemblance to US Green Card. This will allow highly educated skilled professionals from foreign locations to come to Italy and explore the career opportunities available in this beautiful rich country. Non-EU skilled workers can live and work in Italy with this card.

EU Blue card – Italy has a validity period of 2 years and permits your family to accompany you.


  • Masters degree
  • 5 years of work experience
  • You need to have a employment contract and should have a monthly salary of at least 1.5 times the average gross fixed reference year by order of the Minister of Immigration 
  • Employment contract for a period equal to or greater than 1 year
  • Salary needs to be more than or at least 25,000 Euros per year
  • Documents to prove your accommodation
In order to qualify for the EU Blue Card, the highly skilled workers must have obtained a higher education qualification.
According to the Directive, higher education qualification refers to “any diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications issued by a competent authority attesting the successful completion of a post-secondary higher education programme, namely a set of courses provided by an educational establishment recognised as a higher education institution by the State in which it is situated.”
The Directive specifies that for a higher education qualification to be taken into account, the studies needed to acquire it must have lasted at least three years.
Many categories of workers will be admitted for highly qualified work. For instance, at Level 1, there are top managers; at Level 2 there are IT experts, engineers, doctors, agronomists, lecturers; while at Level 3 there are technicians, accountants, laboratory analysts, social assistants, tour operators, tourist animators, etc. 
In Italy, the foreign workers must have obtained Level 1, 2, and 3 professional qualifications in ISTAT’s professionals list.
The list  includes: 

Visa Application

Visa Application Filed by Worker

Once the Work Permit is issued, the foreign worker can apply for the entry visa at the Italian Consulate having jurisdiction over his/her residential area.

Contract of Stay Executed by Employer and Worker

Upon entry in Italy, the Employer and Employee will execute the contract of stay at the Immigration Office.
Residence Permit Application Filed by Worker
The Employee applies for a Residence Permit at the Post Office and then completes the process at the Police.


Employer obligations


  • Propose a contract or a firm job offer for a position that must be filled by a highly qualified professional; contract must be valid for at least one year
  • Must offer a minimum salary that is at least Euro 25,500/year
  • Must submit the application to the Immigration Office in the relevant Prefecture, who is then obligated to respond within 90 days

Additional Facts


  • Work permits issued pursuant to the Blue Card program are not subject to the quota system
  • Individuals not already working in the EU under Blue Card status must also obtain an entry visa
  • After 18 months under Blue Card status in one EU country, workers can move to Italy without obtaining a visa; within one month after entering Italy, employer must apply for a work permit
  • Foreign workers are entitled to bring their family members with them, regardless of the validity period for their blue card


EU Blue Card – Italy Advantages

  • You will be issued a Temporary residence permit for a duration of 1-3 years. This will be as per the duration of your employment contract, renewable under the same conditions
  • Pathway to long term residency permit
  • Regardless of  the duration of the worker’s Blue Card, his or her family members have the right to obtain a residence permit for family reasons
  • Workers  holding  an  EU  Blue  Card  issued  by  a di?erent EU-member state, and after having resided with qualified work authorization for  at  least  18  months  in  said  Member State, may enter Italy to perform highly skilled work without having to apply for a visa. In this case, it is the new Italian employer’s duty to apply for the corresponding   “Nulla   Osta   al   Lavoro”   document within one month from the Blue Card holder entering Italy.
  • You will be eligible for Italian permanent residence at the end of 5 continuous years of residence in the EU as a Blue Card holder and provided that the holder has maintained valid residence in Italy in the two years immediately prior to application for permanent residence.

Process Flow Chart

Visa Application Fee

Italy embassy charges a visa application fee for EU Blue Card - Italy

The visa application fees are:

For first time issuance of a EU Blue Card - Italy: 140 Euros

For renewal of EU Blue Card - Italy: 100 Euros

Fees, Costs & Refund Policy

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Our service charges are standard and same across all our offices. We guarantee that you will be quoted a nominal and affordable price for the high class service we offer. Prices are determined by the company & are fixed for all clients, offices & cases without any discrepancies. Be assured of paying the right and best price – at par with all our 10000+ clients around the world.

Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Job search assistance will be provided
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

Post Landing & Resettlement Services

Once the client receives his/her EU Blue Card- Italy, we offer post landing and resettlement services. Our post landing and resettlement assistance includes:

  • Relocation orientation
  • Accommodation and travel assistance ( if required at extra cost)
  • Pick up at Airport – extra charges
  • Tips on how to settle and socialize with French citizens
  • Information on various Indian communities

Country Profile

Italy is a beautiful country and has an stable economy and employment data. The beauty along with career opportunities lures foreign educated and skilled workers.

Skilled professionals with higher education degree prefer Italy because:

  • More than 2.5 million registered private companies
  • Diverse  career opportunities with high salary packages
  • Best value for properties and very affordable living costs
  • High class education starting from primary to university level
  • Crime free society and safe and secure life for you and your family
  • International class health care facilities

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