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Studio A&P supports companies and individuals with Italian and International immigration requirements for work reasons and other activities.
Whether you need a Visa, extend your residence permit or relocate abroad, at A&P you will find local experts of Italian and International Jurisdictions to help you apply for the best solution for your stay in Italy and abroad.
Activities for technical assistance might require a dedicated visa: depending on the destination country, the required visa might a business, a technical or even a work visa.
It is commonly thought for short term visits related to installation activities and technical assistance, usually in the frame of a purchase of commercial or industrial equipment or machinery from a company based in the Home country.
A dedicated visa might be required in order to install, service, or repair commercial or industrial equipment or machinery, commonly sold by a company located in the Home country.
The type of visa may change based on the destination Country.
Some countries allow technical assistance in the frame of business visa (e.g. Mexico, India, Italy). Others require a work visa to perform activities relating to installation and technical assistance (e.g. China).
Technical visa commonly allows the maintenance of machinery, the installation, repair, upgrading of industrial systems or electronic products.
If the applicant is found to perform technical activities without the correct visa, the company might be fined, as well as the employee.
Moreover, the worker might be arrested or banned from the country.
Performing work activities in a foreign country might require a dedicated work visa. The required visa might be issued only after an official endorsement, such as a pre-authorization issued by the Ministry of Labour in the destination country.
Depending on the destination country, a work permit might have to be applied for once arrived in the country.
A Work Visa needs to be applied for in advance every time an applicant intends to move to a foreign country in order to perform remunerated work activities.
This is the permission given by the local Labor Ministry to perform a job within that specific country.
Commonly, either the inviting company or an authorized lawyer submit the application to local authorities. The local authorities have to grant a pre-authorization: this will allow the applicants to visit the embassy of the destination country in their application country, in order to apply for the dedicated visa.
From the time the visa is issued, applicants will be able to enter the country and take any other step required for taking up the work activity.
A Work Visa allows you to take up a remunerated activity in the destination country.
Might be on a local contract or on secondment, depending on the immigration provision of the country and the disposition of the sending and the receiving company.
In any case, a work visa allows you to receive a remuneration in the country.
If applicants are found to work without a Work Visa/Permit, they and their company may incur various administrative or criminal measures. Measures will be based on the legislation in force in that particular country.
In some cases the company and the employee may incur in fines. In others, the employee may be subjected to immediate repatriation or even be detained.
The business visa is intended for short term visits related to the business activity of the applicant. Depending on the citizenship of the applicant, it may be a proper visa or just a stamp on the passport.
The business visa does not allow carrying out work activities.
Depending on the citizenship and on the country of residency of the applicant, the business visa always requires a valid passport and either a sticker or a stamp on the passport itself.
Business visa holders are commonly authorized to carry out only certain activities. These include:
Directly paid work activities are commonly not permitted.
If applicants try to enter without the appropriate visa, they might be stopped directly at the border.
They might even be expelled from the country at their own expenses and risk up to fine payment, imprisonment and ban from the country.
The family visa is intended for the family members of the “applicant”. Depending on the citizenship of the applicant, it may be a proper visa or just a stamp on the passport.
The family visa might allow work activities.
Depending on the citizenship and on the country of residency of the family member, an entry visa is required.
The visa is either a sticker or a stamp on the passport.
In some cases, the visa issuance will be subject to a preliminary authorization issued by the immigration authorities in the destination country. Furthermore, a residence permit might have to be applied for afterwards.
Holders of a residence permit for family reasons may carry out work activities, either for subordinate work or for autonomous work, or study activities.
Furthermore, family members holding a residence permit are usually granted the same rights as the main applicant (e.g. in terms of healthcare, if applicable).
Should applicants try to enter without the dedicated visa, they might be stopped directly at the border or expelled from the country at their own expenses. Moreover, they will risk up to fine payment, imprisonment and ban from the country.
Studio A&P can support you during the entire application process. As a first step, it is necessary to collect all the documents to file the application.
This may take from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on whether the documents need translation and legalization.
The time for a visa application to be approved depends on factors like the type of visa and the destination country.
It may take only a few weeks, 2/3 months or, in case of a family reunion visa, up to 6 months.
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