Italian residency application timing

Italian residency application timing



Question: How long does it take to become an Italian resident after I file the Italian residency application?

Answer: If your Italian residency application is complete and accurate, you can expect your residency to be recorded starting from the date of your application.

Within a couple of days after you file the Italian residency application, you should be able to apply for and obtain your residency certificate (certificato di residenza). The “Ufficio Anagrafe” of the local Comune is competent to issue such a certificate.

However, bear in mind that you might expect the Municipal Police to check your address to verify that you are actually living there. This should happen within 45 days after your Italian residency application.

After successful inspections by the Municipal Police you will be entitled to apply for an Italian photo ID, “Carta di Identità”, which shows also your Italian residency address.

Please bear in mind that, in order to apply for Italian residency, you need to meet certain requirements. If you are not a EU citizen you might need a Permit to Stay, unless you are married to a EU citizen who is already registered as an Italian resident. If you are an EU citizen, CLICK HERE for more information.

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