Residency documents

On this page you will find an overview of all the documents you may need for studying in Italy:

Italian tax code

The tax code or “codice fiscale” is an identification code that is required to open a current account or sign contracts. Citizens residing abroad can obtain it from the Italian consular or diplomatic mission in their country of residence.

In Italy it can be requested from your local “Ufficio delle Entrate” (Income Revenue Office).

A complete list of offices in the Lombardy region is available at http://lombardia.agenziaentrate.it/. Remember to bring your passport with you.

Health insurance

Health insurance is required to access the National Health Service and to apply for a residence permit. You have two options to obtain health insurance:

The National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale or SSN) gives you the opportunity to choose a doctor (general practitioner), who will deal with health problems free of charge, and prescribe medicines, tests and specialist examinations when necessary.  Registration is valid for one calendar year. 

To register with the SSN: 

  1. go to a post office and use a payment slip to make a payment of € 149.77 (cost of the service for one calendar year) to post office current account no. 379222, registered to: Amministrazione P.T. Regione Lombardia, specifying the following reason for payment “Iscrizione volontaria al SSN” (which means voluntary registration to SSN);
  2. register with the health office (Azienda Sanitaria Locale or ASL) nearest to your residence address (you will find all the addresses on the website www.salute.gov.it/ -> Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), bringing with you:
  • if you are an EU citizen:

- your payment receipt
- the TEAM / EHIC card or Form E106 provided by your country of origin

  • if you are a non-EU citizen:

- your payment receipt
- Italian tax code
- passport
- residence permit application receipt
- self-certification of residence or domicile
- self-certification of enrolment to our University

The insurance covers emergency medical treatment in public hospital facilities. It also provides additional services up to three times a year (per service). Detailed information on policy services, terms and conditions, and payment methods is available on the website http://www2.waitaly.net/.
For non-EU students, the insurance policy will be active after applying for a residence permit.

Validity and costs: € 120 for 12 months coverage and € 71 for 6 months coverage (from payment date).

Accident insurance

All international students studying in Milan under an exchange programme must take out accident insurance. This type of policy can be provided by your home University or by a private insurance company. Otherwise, the University of Milan offers you the possibility of purchasing this type of insurance at a cost of € 10.33.

Student visa

All non-EU students must apply for a student visa to the Italian embassy or consulate in their country of residence, before coming to Italy. You will have to show the acceptance letter received from the International Relations and Agreements Office of the University of Milan. The visa is required to apply for a residence permit once in Italy.

Resident permit

EU citizens

If you are an EU citizen, you can stay in our country up to 3 months without any formality, provided that you have a valid identity document for expatriation. After 3 months, you will have to to register with your local civil records office.

If you live in Milan, you can book an appointment on the website www.comune.milano.it -> Servizi online -> Servizi Anagrafici -> Residenza stranieri.

On the day of the appointment, bring with you:

  1. your passport or identity card
  2. self-certification of enrolment at our University
  3. a copy of documents demonstrating the availability of adequate financial resources (approximately € 5,400), for example, proof that you hold a scholarship or details of your current account.
  4. a copy of the health insurance payment receipt

Non-EU citizens

Pursuant to the Italian immigration law, non-EU citizens who intend to stay in Italy for more than three months must apply for a residence permit within 8 days of entering Italy.

First application  
You have to fill in and submit the residence permit application kit. You can ask for the kit at the Welcome Desk, where someone will help you to fill it in. It has to be submitted to a post office displaying the Sportello amico logo, along with:

  1. photocopy of your passport (only the pages with your personal details and the visa stamp)
  2. documentation stating the chosen study programme and its duration, bearing the stamp of the Italian diplomatic mission which issued the visa (form A)
  3. a copy of the health insurance payment receipt.

Renewal
In order to renew your residence permit you have to fill in the application kit, specifying that it is a renewal. The kit is available at a post office displaying the Sportello amico logo. Return the kit to the post office along with the following documents:

  1. photocopy of your passport (only the pages with your personal details and the visa stamp)
  2. a copy of your residence permit
  3. a copy of documents demonstrating the availability of adequate financial resources (approximately € 5,400), for example, proof that you hold a scholarship or details of your current account
  4. a certificate of enrolment with exams taken (if you live in Milan, a formal statement replacing the certificate is accepted)
  5. a copy of the health insurance payment receipt.

You should begin the renewal procedure 60 days before the expiry date.

 Costs  
• € 16 for 1 revenue stamp (available at any tobacconist’s), to be stuck on your residence permit application
• € 70.46 to be paid at the post office for the issue of an electronic residence permit
• € 30 to be paid at the post office at the application acceptance