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SAOS is a welcome desk which assists incoming international students and scholars (researchers, visiting professors, experts) in organising and completing the most important procedures related to their legal stay in Italy:

  • entry and stay in Italy
  • residence permit: first application, renewal and transfer/conversion (special agreement with the Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters)
  • family reunification
  • public health assistance

It also gives general information on public and private services offered by the city and within the University, and keeps in touch with the local Employment Department and the Sportello Unico/UTG Padova, where foreign workers submit all the papers needed for them to settle their working status.

SAOS Desk offers specific support to University Departments willing to host foreign researchers for a working period.

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SAOS - Servizio Accoglienza Ospiti Stranieri

Palazzo Bo, via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 827 3077, fax +39 049 827 3203
Front office: by appointment only, to be arranged by email