Italy immigration law
Italy Immigration Law and Net Security Law
There are at least two laws related to immigration that you should be aware of before coming to Italy. Even if they don't apply to you directly, having some basic knowledge of how immigration works in Italy will help you if you need to obtain a legal stay permit for some reason. Having an Italian entry permit and residence permit visa for European or non-EU citizens has been ordered by a law dating back to 1998, and modified in 2002 and 2008 by the introduction of the net security law. The following Rome-Explorer.com guide to Italian immigration and net security law will give you access to all of the important information on immigration law and the net security law in Italy.
An Introduction to Immigration Law in Italy
Like most countries in the world, Italy is highly regulated by laws on immigration, even if it may seem at times that there are many loop holes, and ways around them. The first Italian immigration law dates back to 1998, the Turco-Napolitano law n.40, later modified in 2002 by the Bossi-Fini law n. 198. On the twenty third of May 2008 a decree was proposed introducing a net security law, approved on 24th July 2008. The law regulates entry permits, visas, work visas, family reunification visas, and it establishes laws concerning decrees on immigration and fights against illegal immigration through penalties that include prison or pecuniary sentences for those who are involved in human trafficking rackets. Immigration laws obviously consider if the immigrant comes from another European Union country or from a country which adheres to the Schengen Treaty, which allows free movement for citizens from specific countries. Immigrants from other countries will be considered illegal if they arrive through illegal means, and without the correct documents needed for entering or staying in Italy.
Italy Immigration Law: What You Need to Know About the Net Security Law
People who help or are involved in the illegal entry of foreigners onto Italian territory can be punished by prison or pecuniary penalties, while those who exploit immigrants can be imprisoned or fined. After changes introduced by the Net Security Law there can also be arrest and confiscation of real estate that has been rented to illegal immigrants. If the foreigners do not possess the correct documents to stay in Italy legally, they will risk being deportated to the border of his or her country of origin. If the immigrant has no ID card or they can’t be brought to the border, they may be kept in Temporary Detention Centres. The new net security law establishes an extension to 18 months of permanence in these centres for illegal immigrants, then the illegal immigrant has to leave Italy, otherwise they may risk prison time. As regards family reunification the net security law requires sometimes to test family relationship through a DNA test to establish if the parties are in fact related.
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