The Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment has issued an alert for Italy-bound Bangladeshi workers not to make any deal with middlemen to go there under the seasonal and non-seasonal programme contract.
Recently, the Italian government announced recruitment of seasonal and non-seasonal workers from Bangladesh. On 12 October this year, it issued Flussi Decree (flow decree), and Bangladesh was included in the list of the approved countries.
So, Bangladeshi workers will have the opportunity to work in Italy, according to a press release.
In this context, various brokers, middlemen and agents have become active to allure Bangladeshis interested in going to Italy under the Flussi Decree.
So, the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment issued the warning so that the interested workers do not make any financial transaction with brokers to get recruited in Italy.
According to the ministry information, employers/ recruiters in Italy will apply for a no-objection letter to the local DC office (Prefettura) – using their respective SPID emails – mentioning the name and passport number of the person they want to hire.
If a no-objection letter is issued considering the income and other factors of the employer, he will send it to the candidate in Bangladesh.
The candidate will apply for a visa at the Italian embassy with the letter. After arrival in Italy with the visa, the candidate will go to the DC office with the employer and will sign the employment contract.
During submission of the application, 16 euros should be paid as the revenue stamp fee set by the government. Candidates who will rely on the help desk for application submission may have to pay a service charge and that can be up to 50-100 euros.
There is no other cost in the application submission process.
Applications received by 31 December, 2020, will be selected and a separate no-objection letter (Nulla Osta) will be issued in favour of each of the eligible applicants.
Upon receipt of the Nulla Osta, the visa application must be submitted to the Italian embassy in the respective country by paying the prescribed visa fee, read the statement.