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Regularisation: Those who applied can enrol in Health Scheme

They’ll be issued a card known as Straniero temporaneamente presente – STP

6th January 2010: Illegal domestic workers who applied to be regularised but are still waiting for the outcome of their applications can enrol in the National Health Scheme, Ministry of Home Affairs has said.

The 500 Euro contribution they made before submitting the applications also covers the medical assistance expenses. Ministry of Home Affairs said that caregivers (badanti) and housekeepers (colf) in the process of regularizing their status in the country are like legal foreign workers who have the obligation to enrol in the National Health Scheme. They can therefore be enrolled, the ministry said.

This, however, is a temporary enrolment and the National Health Scheme will issue the foreigners a card known as Straniero temporaneamente presente – STP (Foreign national temporarily present).

After being fully regularized (when they’ll finally undersign the residency contract at the Immigrations Office at the Prefecture), they’ll be issued the Fiscal code and formally enrol in the National Health Scheme like all other legal foreign workers.

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