I have a valid student residence permit in Italy, which will expire in two weeks. Ideally, I am supposed to apply for renewal a month before expiry. The issue in Milan is that when I go to the post office for the renewal application of the residence permit, they tell me that the application kits/forms are finished and they will receive the new ones next week. This has been happening for the last two weeks and I have been to four, five different post offices (major ones in Milan) but I got the same answer.
What should I do in this situation? If I'm unable to submit the application before the expiry of my current residence permit (two weeks from now), will I be allowed to live in Italy on the basis that it was not my fault? What are the options?
Please also note that I'm a non-EU student, from Pakistan.