The Solution to an Expired Permesso di Soggiorno without Renewal

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Expired permesso di soggiorno can be a pain in the butt. It’s time to queue up again and carry on with the endless paperwork. Since the current global pandemic (Covid-19) has forced everyone to be on a lockdown and offices to close, many questions have emerged from expats living in Milan and Italy about the renewal of their expired or almost expiring Permesso di Soggiorno. The Minstero dell’ Interno has provided the needed information on the Poliziadistato website for expired permesso di soggiorno – the official national website that deals with matters on Permesso di Soggiorno and more. According to […]

9 Quick Easy Steps to Apply for a Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio

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Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio allows you to travel to other countries other than your home country while you are awaiting the renewal of your Permesso di Soggiorno. If you’ve currently submitted your application for the Permesso di Soggiorno at the Post Office or at a Patro Nato in Milan, your appointment may be in three to six months from the day you’ve applied, or less – if you are very lucky. According to the Portale Immigrazione website, “those who have a residence permit being renewed can only travel between Italy and their country of origin, however showing the receipt of […]

9 Easy Steps to Convert Student Permit to Permesso di Soggiorno per Attesa Occupazione

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Hurray! You’ve successfully completed your study and graduated in Italy. So what next? If your plan is to stay back in Milan or Italy to look for a job or live in Italy, the government has made a provision for you. The Permesso di Soggiorno per Attesa Occupazione also called “Atessa di Lavoro” gives a one year grace period to new graduates who are not Europeans to search for a job.

Can you travel with the Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt? Best Answer and Solution

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If you’ve currently submitted your application for the Permesso di Soggiorno at the Post Office or at a Patro Nato in Milan, your appointment may be in three to six months from the day you’ve applied, or less – if you are very lucky. Hence you have only your permesso di soggiorno receipt as proof of your application. According to the Portale Immigrazione website, “those who have a residence permit being renewed can only travel between Italy and their country of origin, however showing the receipt of application along with the valid passport at the border“.

How to Obtain a Permesso di Soggiorno ‘Residence Stay Permit’ in Milan

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Permesso di Soggiorno is a paperwork most foreigners dread most in Italy, it is never done. The first frustration is the language, especially if you have no knowledge of Italian. You need to start looking for information from every nook and cranny of the internet in English.However, the process is slowly getting better and it remains one of those necessities of life in Italy as a foreigner.  A permesso di soggiorno will usually last for a year or longer.  Hence you may need to renew yearly or less frequently, for as long as you stay in Italy. Here is how you […]

All You Need to Know If Travelling To or From Italy – Post COVID 19

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Unrestricted travel to and from European countries, with no quarantine requirement, will start on June 3rd. No official word yet on when restrictions will be lifted on flights to and from countries outside of Europe – but the external borders of the EU remain closed to non-essential travel until June 15 at the earliest. Don’t be too quick to rejoice as only certain people are allowed in – Italian citizens and residents, flight crew too, and citizens or residents of other European countries needing to pass through Italy to go home.

COVID 19 in Milan, What are the Comprehensive New Rules for Dining Out?

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COVID 19 in Milan kept a lot of people at home and bored. Many people were tired of eating their own cooked meal and staying at home, so when the government eased the lockdown on May 4th, Navigli was full of people, nullifying the social distancing that is still in place and being enforced. The Italian government, however, stated that maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask over the nose, and filling a self-certification form could be required necessary next time you go out for a meal in Milan or anywhere else in Italy.

I’m glad you’re here. As you may already know, I started this blog after I moved to Milan, Italy in September 2016 to study at the University of Milan. I wanted a place where I can share first-hand my experiences on living away from home – the birth of Girl in Milan Blog. When I arrived, I wanted to go back home so badly as it was challenging to cope. I didn’t understand a single word in Italian, so as you may have imagined, communicating with the locals was a huge challenge. Also, grocery shopping took longer than usual as I had absolutely no idea […]

3 Remarkable Must-Have Milan Apps for Everyone

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Living in Milan, one of the things I do not fancy is staying on long and almost endless queues. These Milan apps I discovered have made life a lot easier for me. If you have lived in Milano long enough, and most especially engaged in any sort of paperwork, you would be accustomed to the queue at the Post Office, Anagrafe and even the public hospitals (I had a horrid experience at a public hospital, where I spent 5 hours to be attended to, then canceled from the list – back in Palermo).

3 Swift & Simple Steps to Get a Residence Certificate in Milan | Dichiarazione di Residenza

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The Dichiarazione di Residenza simply means a declaration of residence – that is officially stating where you live in Milan or Italy. You may not be aware that you also need to go to the Anagrafe to apply for a residence certificate in Milan, alongside the Permesso di Soggiorno. For non-EU citizens, the Permesso di Soggiorno is practically the only document you may have been told to get within 8 days on your arrival in Milan. 

50+ Top Frequently Asked Questions about Milan and Certified Answers

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New in Milan or planning your adventure? Get started with these Frequently Asked Questions about Milan and the answers to kick off your experience! What country is Milan in? Italy What religion is widely practiced in Italy? Christianity (Catholic) Do locals speak English in Milan? Largely yes, compared to other Italian cities.