I am a non-European living in Italy. Currently, my permesso di soggiorno has expired and I have applied for a new one. However, I need to go to another Schengen country for a job meeting before I get my permesso di soggiorno. Do you think if it is possible for me to get a temporary permit to travel in Schengen area from the Questura office in my city if I supply my claim with proper documentation?

Thanks for the help.

  • depends the Questura, some can give you a temporary permit, some not. Any chance you can get your new permit before your trip? Jul 3, 2017 at 22:49
  • Unfortunately not.
    – Numan
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:08

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It is possible and you need to apply for a residence permit called: Permesso di soggiorno provvisorio.

Here is a list of documents you need to submit to the police station:

  1. The expired residence card
  2. The receipt of the post office for the renewal request
  3. Original passport
  4. 4 Photos
  5. 16€ stamp (Marca Da Bollo)
  6. (last but not least) a document that proves you need to go to another country before receiving your new card. I found this module from the website of Questura that you need to fill - regarding the motivation you can see some examples here. Work trip, school trip and reservation of a plane ticket are some of them. In your case I would try asking the host company to send me a sort of invitation letter that could strengthen the request.
  • Thank you very much. Do you know how much time I need to wait to get it after I applied?
    – Numan
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:09
  • Tbh not sure about that but in the third link I provided above someone claims to have received it within 3 days and considering the reason behind its existence (urgency) it makes sense to be issued a lot faster than the normal one.
    – hatef
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:15
  • Thank you very much. One last question. I am planning to go to Denmark with that permit from Italy. However, do you know if I can go out of Schengen zone directly from Denmark, or I have to come back to Italy?
    – Numan
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:21
  • As long as I know, once issued is a valid residence permit and should follow the same rules as a normal one. Regardless, you could make sure by asking the officer in the questura.
    – hatef
    Jul 4, 2017 at 12:19

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