INPS (the Italian Social Security Institution), with its message no. 4805 dated 22 December 2020, provided clarifications on the issuance of A1/E101 social security certificate for periods of employment in the United Kingdom, concluding after the end of the transition period, namely 31 December 2020.
In particular, INPS specified that requests to issue Form A1 for periods of employment with start date prior to 31 December 2020 and end date thereafter will be accepted and the respective portable A1 documents will be valid until the end of the certified period, if the same are received by 31 December 2020.
INPS has also clarified that requests to issue A1/E101 Forms, which have been rejected as they relate to periods commencing from 1 January 2021, will be automatically rectified by way of the issuance of new certificates for the entire requested period, provided that there is seamless continuity in the applicable legislation already certified by the A1/E101 forms. The regional INPS departments will be responsible for communicating to the social security institution present in the United Kingdom that a new A1/E101 form has been issued for rectification of the period.
Finally, INPS has clarified that E101 certificates dated after 31 December 2020 may also be issued, if the conditions are in place, for citizens of Third Countries, notwithstanding that, for secondments, the maximum limit of duration for the certified period is 12 months.