The Permit of Stay - “Permesso di Soggiorno”
All non-EU citizens must request the “permesso di
soggiorno” within 8 working days of arrival in Italy, in
order to legally stay in Italy.
Application should be done with the visa issued by the Italian Consulate/Embassy in your country of origin.
EU citizens no longer require a permit of stay. After three months in Italy they must register at the registry office of the “Anagrafe - General Registry Office.” For stays of less than 3 months no formal documents are necessary.
Non-EU Citizens: you must first go to the designated post offices (see list on the right), or the offices of the Municipality (Comune) to obtain the kit with the forms for requesting the permit of stay. Forms must be filled in and the required documentation attached. Once the requested documentation is submitted, the applicant will be given a receipt. The receipt is proof that the request was submitted.
Later, the applicant will receive a registered letter inviting him/her to the Police Immigration Office “Questura – Ufficio Stranieri” .
- Completed and signed application form (Module 1) which can be
found in the documentation kit;;
- Photocopy of the letter certifying the course of study to be
attended, certified by the Italian Embassy/Consulate when the study
visa is issued (Only for non EU members). For EU members the School
will issue a certificate of attendance
- 4 passport-sized photos;
- Photocopies of the passport and the entrance stamp;
- A tax stamp (marca da bollo) valued at EUR 14,62 (available at
tobacconists). Only for non EU members;
- Copy of rental contract or other documentation certificating
- Copy of valid health insurance for the period of stay
- A receipt of the postal slip for the payment of € 27,50*, which
you have to pay upon submission of your application at the post
The “permesso di soggiorno” is normally issued within 60-90 days.