Sanatoria 2012 for illegal immigrants: here how it works. The proceedings could be submitted starting from the 15th of September
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6 Lug 2012
Temistocle Marasco

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Sanatoria 2012 for illegal immigrants: here how it works. The proceedings could be submitted starting from the 15th of September

The so-called “sanatoria 2012” for illegal immigrants will begin on September the 15th and will last a month, until October the 15th.


It is, in truth, not a real “amnesty” technically speaking, but a transitional phase to the legislative decree through which the italian State has just acknowledged the EU guideline regarding sanctions for companies and families employing  illegal immigrants.


The measure, not yet published in the Official Gazette (Gazzetta Ufficiale), will save the employers from heavy sanctions for boosting under the table job, while allowing, at the same time, permit of stay achievement by illegal immigrants.


The unconventional employment has to be reported by the job employers, both italian and foreign: all the employers, coming into effect the above mentioned legislative decree, employing since at least three months permit of stay lacking employees could submit, to the immigration unique window (sportello unico per l’immigrazione), an irregular work emersion instance (istanza di emersione di lavoro irregolare).


In order to benefit from the “sanatoria”, the esatblished employment has to be a full time employment. In case of house workers, instead, a part-time employment, of at least 20 weekly hours, is also admitted.


The employees, moreover, have to prove, through documents  originated by public offices, to live in Italy at least from 31.12.2011.


Are excluded by the procedure the employers who, in the last five years, have been convicted, even if the sentence is not final, for:

1. aiding and abetting illegal immigration to Italy and illegal immigration from Italy to other countries, or for offenses involving the recruitment of people for prostitution or exploitation of prostitution or exploitation of minors to be used in illicit activities;

2. illicit brokering and labor exploitation;

3. having employed foreign worker without permit of stay or with expired one without renewal request, or with revoked or cancelled permit of stay.


Finally, is not allowed the application by the employers who, after the launch of  irregular work emersion procedures or after having enjoyed of “flows decree” (decreto flussi), have not subscribed the stay agreement nearby the unique window (sportello unico) or not employed the foreign worker.


The emersion declaration has to come along with the payment, in charge of the employer, of a 1.000 euros flat rate for each  illegal worker, beyond the regularization of the amounts owed for wage, contributory and tax systems for a period of at least six months.


The immigration unique window, after the reception of the emersion declaration, will carry out a set of verifications, more in details it will:

1. check the admissibility of the document;

2. collect the police office ( Questura) opinion regarding the potential presence of reasons preventing from accessing to the procedure or from permit of stay issuing ;

3. collect the Territorial Directorate of Labour opinion about the employer economic power and about the adequacy of applied working conditions.

If the verifications carried out will not reveal any obstacle, the  immigration unique window will convoke the interested stakeholders for the stay agreement stipulation and for the permit of stay sumbission presentation, requiring the exhibition of the 1.000 euros flat rate proof of payment and of the regularization of  wage, contributory and tax positions.

The proceeding is not allowed for the immigrants:

1. affected by deportation measure [1];

2. that are reported, in accordance with international agreements or conventions in force for Italy, for the purposes of refusing entry in the State;

3. convicted, even if the sentence is not final, of one of the offenses for which the arrest in flagrante delicto is expected;
4. considered as dangerous subjects for public order or State safety. The foreign dangerousness will be evaluated also in front of possible received conviction, although the sentence is not final,  of one of the offenses for which the arrest in flagrante delicto is optional.


For further informations and in order to be supported in the next phase of the so-called “sanatoria” you are kindly asked to contact the following mail address (AVV. DARIO CASTRICHELLA)








[1] But only if the expulsion has been imposed for reasons of public policy, public security, for social danger or preventing terrorism. Instead, they can participate in the amnesty immigrants who have been subjected to a deportation for illegal entry, for not having asked permission to stay within eight days of arrival in Italy, for non-renewal or revocation of a residence permit, not they have complied with a previous deportation or removal order for the same reasons.


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10 Ago 2012 Rahman

I have folio da via.carabinieri arrest in house without ducoment.can i do submit to permit of stay.

31 Ago 2012 vincent

i apply for political assylon and was rejected by the commission and made an appeal court rejected my appeal can i also apply for this permit of stay 15 september to 15 october 2012.

1 Set 2012 simon torun

I been here 6 month and few days ago I got a passport from my native country consulate office.I have no proofe of entry in italy and i have not make any contract with any employer for job.I am surviving here by the help of other poeple.
am I elizable to apply for legalization in septebber2012

6 Set 2012 tayo

I have folio da via from polizia can i apply?

19 Set 2012 LONE

how about me? i arrived last june this year but i have a employer that is wiiling to make me legal. is it possible that i can be legalized tru this sanatoria?

20 Set 2012 lawrence

pls give me the examples of document i need to bring from public office

22 Ott 2012 Singh Gurpreet

Hello . I Ask U Question ,How Long ToThe Process,,After Apply The Peper…

6 Feb 2013 Muhammammad Naeem

salam, how i can enter in immigration scheme………….? waiting 4 your response………….?

17 Feb 2013 ehan

why are being so late to give us declaration result. all submitted our papers about 4 months, but not getting any respond from per fettura. how long have to wait the same way, we people are in out of danger. pls do something for us the italian immigration office.

Temistocle Marasco
17 Feb 2013 Temistocle Marasco

You are right, but there have been many requests for Santoria and the Sportello Unico Immigrazione must make frequent checks for every immigrant. You must have quiet.

26 Dic 2013 coco

its very Long to process the senatoria in MIlano. we received our taxes to pay but ouy visa are not ready to claimed. what are they doing??

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