I'm from Ukraine and I'm waiting for my first permesso di soggiorno (family reunification, not a refugee). I have a ricevuta (receipt issued by Italian Post office), already submitted my fingerprints and need to wait near 8 more months to receive permesso. I'm already in Italy for 4 months.
Can I leave Italy and travel to non Schengen Area, especially Cyprus (my passport allows me to visit Cyprus) with direct flight from Italy ? And after 7-8 month come back and receive my permesso ? Because I read that if you are waiting for the first permesso, you cannot leave Italy at all, and if you leave, then they can cancel your permesso.