We talk about a Permit for Health Reasons when the foreigner suffers from serious illnesses/diseases that require immediate assistance in Italy and that do not allow for the patient to be moved to his or her country of origin. In this case, the foreigner has to report to the relevant police headquarter and there, he or she will be given a list of documents to deliver.

We talk about a Stay permit for Medical Care (for example: pregnant women may request it from the moment they are declared pregnant and for up to 6 months from the moment they give birth) when it is delivered in order to allow a foreigner to receive long-term treatment in Italy. In case of pregnancy, such a permit is also issued to the husband. In this case, the foreigner has to report to the relevant police headquarter and there, he or she will be given a list of documents to deliver.