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Italian language skill to be compulsory for permits

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:46 am
by CielOnTap
'No Italian, no permit' Italy tells migrants
Language test obligatory for non-EU workers from next week
29 November, 15:54
(ANSA) - Rome, November 29 - Migrant workers wanting to live in Italy will have to prove they can understand Italian before being able to apply for a residence permit as of next week.

On Thursday December 9 a government decree approved in June will come into force making it obligatory for non-European Union migrants to take a test of their language skills before starting the permit procedure.

Applicants must get 80% of their answers right in a test of their comprehension of short texts and expressions. Migrants will be called to sit the test - performed on a computer or, on request, in writing - within 60 days of making a request via the interior ministry's site at ... 86640.html

Of course, there are exceptions for some categories of residency and for the EU citizens. Italy has had issues with boat-delivered migrants on its shores, which is why Italy made an agreement with Libya about how to control unexpected boat traffic between the two countries. EU regulations stipulate that Italy would have to provide certain levels of services to anyone landing on its shores without papers.

Re: Italian language skill to be compulsory for permits

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:03 pm
by smitty
Nothing to do with Italy, but I note there is serious thought that those applying for Canadian Citizenship will have to dig deeper into the HISTORY to even more for future questions they might be asked.

I feel that the Federal Govt is thinking in the correct manner. Sort of wish I knew what those questions might be personally.

Re: Italian language skill to be compulsory for permits

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:53 pm
by CielOnTap
There was an item in one of the newspapers this week about how more recent immigrants are failing Canada's citizenship test.

On a related note, I understand that Canadian MPs Bob Rae and Ruby Dhalla have some bill that would allow people to get onto the OAS payments after only being in Canada for 3 years. The present system requires 10 years' residency. The financial coverage would have to go up to cover everyone, right?

Re: Italian language skill to be compulsory for permits

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:52 pm
by smitty
Ciel, then that post of yours does have me wondering & consider how many more have arrived in Canada are they also going to be the minor few?

Re: Italian language skill to be compulsory for permits

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:39 pm
by CielOnTap
The Italian press reported on two teens caught taking exams for other people, who had to take them as part of residency permit requirements.
Chinese girl taking mom's Italian exam charged with fraud
Test required for residency papers

12 February, 18:35
(ANSA) - Prato, February 12 - A Chinese teenage girl was charged Monday with fraud for attempting to substitute for her mother during an Italian exam in the central city of Prato.

An older boy was also apprehended for attempting to take the exam in place of a friend.

Both teenagers were seeking to help Chinese immigrants who were required to take an official Italian language exam as part of efforts to acquire Italian residency papers. Prato, near Florence, once home to a flourishing Italian textile production center, has seen a large influx of Chinese immigrants who have largely displaced the homegrown industry.

In previous days, another two incidents of fraud were reported by Prato's Istituto Mazzoni, which issues the exam. ... 35651.html

It would have been better for the teens to have helped the parent/friend practice their Italian during study sessions prior to their exam dates. Now both teens have the possibility of getting legal records that can impair their career choices in the country.

Did the teen who sat in her mother's place get coerced into taking the exam? Or was it a conscious act of helping Mom?