Determine if you require a work permit in Italy. Anyone holding Italian citizenship does not require a work permit to hold a job, and citizens of European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association member countries do not require additional documentation to work in Italy.
Assess which type of visa you require. Individuals needing a visa to work in Italy must apply for one of two types of visa: the work permit or the Italian Holiday Working Visa. Italian Holiday Working Visas are available only to individuals holding citizenship in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Obtain employer sponsorship. Work permits in Italy can only be obtained through sponsorship from an established Italian company or a foreign corporation authorized to do business in Italy. All paperwork must be filed by the employer.