Oct 17 Residence permits cannot be issued to convicted foreigners
Section of the Council of State III 03/25/2019 n. 1983
Residence permits cannot be issued to foreigners convicted of drug trafficking, except to compare interest in public safety with those for the protection of family relationships.
In accordance with article 4, legislative decree on July 25, 1998, in case of a conviction (even if it is not final) of the non-EU citizen for any drug-related offense, the provision for denial of residence permit It will constitute a binding act for the competent authority, which does not require further evaluation of the social danger of the foreign citizen and its degree of integration in the Italian social context, with the sole exception of possible family ties with subjects resident in Italy, in which case a discretionary comparative evaluation of interest in public safety and that of foreigners in protecting their family relationships.
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