Migration and Mobility Agreement between India and Italy

  • Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal of the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • To sign and ratify the Migration and Mobility Agreement between India and Italy
  • Would enhance people-to-people contacts, foster mobility of students, skilled workers, business people and young professionals
  • Would strengthen cooperation on issues related to irregular migration between the two sides.

Key Provisions:

  • Indian students wishing to gather initial professional experience, after completing academic/vocational training in Italy may be granted temporary residence in Italy for up to 12 months.
  • The Italian side has detailed provisions related to Professional Training, Extracurricular Internships and Curricular Internships which allow Indian students/trainees to gain experience in Italian skill/training standards.
  • For workers, the Italian side has reserved a quota of 12000 non-seasonal Indian workers and 8000 seasonal workers under the current Flows Decree.

Flows Decree:

  • Formalises joint working on furthering mobility pathways between India and Italy through agreements on Youth Mobility and Facilitation of Recruitment of Indian qualified professionals in the healthcare and medical services sectors which will be discussed under the Joint Working Group (JWG).
  • Cooperation between the two parties in the fight against irregular migration
  • Will remain in force for 5 years.
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