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International Students: EU citizens

Resident Permit

New Law regarding Residence Permits for EU citizens.

EU citizens, as of 2007, do NOT need to apply for the Residence Permit (carta di soggiorno) at the Questura (Main Police Department), since this document has been abolished.

The Italian law requires that EU citizens staying in Italy for a period longer than 90 days must register at the registry office (Ufficio Anagrafe) of the city hall, in the town where they intend to reside, within 90 days of their arrival in Italy.

Health Insurance

EU students are required to have the European Health Insurance Card if already effective or similar private insurance policies with international validity to benefit from a health service cover.

To find out more, before leaving for Italy, contact your national social security office or its local branches. Be aware that it does not replace normal travel insurance. It only relates to necessary care following an accident, for example, or on-going care for a serious medical condition.

Codice Fiscale

The "codice fiscale" (Italian tax number) is a personal number which identifies each person within the Italian State.

The number can be requested when signing a contract, opening a bank account, etc.

In Turin the tax office (“Agenzia delle Entrate”) issues this number. In order to request the document you need to have a valid identity document and fill in a form at the tax office. All in all the process is simple and quick.

We advise you to organise it as soon as possible in order to avoid any difficulty.

Address:

Agenzia delle Entrate 
Corso Bolzano, 30
10121 Torino
Tel: 011.552.31.11
Fax: 011.552.32.72

Agenzia delle Entrate 
Via Paolo Veronese, 199/A
10148 Torino
Tel: 011.229.71.11
Fax: 011.229.72.90

 

International Students: Non EU citizens

Visa

All international students coming from non-EU countries, are required to apply for a Student Visa.

To obtain a student Visa, you must present yourself in person to the Italian Consulate in your country which will provide you with a list of the documents necessary to get your visa. This list varies from every country and consulate.
The Admission Letter - issued by ESCP Europe is requested that you can request by writing an email to Silvia Masiero after paying the deposit.

Students should apply for a multiple entry visa.

For detailed information visit the official website

Once in Italy, all international students will have to obtain a "permesso di soggiorno" (Residence Permit) in order to reside in Italy for more than 3 months. Please take note that you must do this within 8 days after your arrival.

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Residency Permit

Residence Permit (“permesso di soggiorno”) for students with a student visa from countries outside the European Union. New procedures in force from December 2006. 

1st Step Apply fo a Residency Permit

Within 8 working days of your arrival you must apply for a Residence Permit*. As of Dec 2006 all applications must be made through the Post Office. The Post Office provides a kit which includes the application form and instructions. The following is a summary of the documents you need:

  • Photocopy of ALL pages of passport, including blank pages;
  • Certificate of acceptance/invitation letter w/ official stamp of Consulate that issued visa;
  • Letter/certificate from University;
  • Photocopy of student health insurance:         
    a) if you have coverage from your own country, be sure that it includes coverage for the duration of your expected stay in Italy;
    b) if you don’t have any coverage, you can purchase insurance in Italy:
    at INA ASSITALIA or directly at the central Post-office. When paying for insurance you should write the following on the payment slip:
    CAUSALE: Polizza Sanitaria studente straniero 6 mesi/12 mesi IMPORTO:
    6 months = € 49,00 / 12 months = € 98,00

    Address:

    INA ASSITALIA - C/C n. 712 70 003 Ag. Gen. Roma “Conto 20”
    Via del Tritone 181
    00187 Roma

Central Post-office
Via Alfieri 10
10100 Torino

  • 1 duty stamp (“marca da bollo”) € 16.00
  • Receipt of  payment for electronic permit (€ 107,50) payable directly at the post office by filling out a postal order.
    The Post Office will give you a receipt that you must keep with you at all times, as well as your passport.

You will receive a registered letter with the order to present yourself at Questura to be fingerprinted and take some other documents, such as your photos and, eventually, another order to receive your permit.

2nd Step Documents required at the Questura

The following are extra documents you must produce for the Questura to get your Permit:

  • Passport or other equivalent document
  • Original ESCP Europe acceptance letter stamped by the Italian Embassy / Consulate when the entry visa is issued
  • 4 identical passport-size photographs
  • Original health insurance policy + a photocopy, valid throughout the country and for the entire period of validity of the resident permit, that covers illness and injury (1)

Call toll free: 800.309.309 Contact Center: 848.855.888
(to verify your application)  

*NOTE: New procedures in force from june 2007. If you stay in Italy less  than 3 months, you don’t have to apply for a residency permit but you do need to sign a document stating your presence (“dichiarazione di presenza”) at the border  (“Polizia di frontiera”), immediately on arrival in Italy or within 8 working days.

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Health Insurance

In Italy, the national healthcare system is provided by a public healthcare service (ASL). Only foreign citizens with a valid stay card or residence permit may apply for the service.

In order to get the VISA/Residence permit non-EU students must show evidence of a certified health insurance cover (it is recommended to have a copy certified by the Italian Consulate or Embassy). Often it is enough to buy an additional insurance policy at the Post-office. (Approximately €49 for 6 months; €98 for 12 months)

Address:

Central Post-office
Via Alfieri 10
10100 Torino

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Codice Fiscale

The "codice fiscale" (Italian tax code) is a personal code which identifies each person within the Italian State.

The code might be requested for purposes as conclusion of a contract, opening a bank account, etc.

In Turin the office “Agenzia delle Entrate” issues such a code. In order to request the document it is necessary to show a valid identity document and fill in a form at the office. All in all the process is simple and quick.

We advise you to organise it as soon as possible in order to avoid any difficults.

Address:

Agenzia delle Entrate 
Corso Bolzano, 30
10121 Torino
Tel: 011.552.31.11
Fax: 011.552.32.72

Agenzia delle Entrate 
Via Paolo Veronese, 199/A
10148 Torino
Tel: 011.229.71.11
Fax: 011.229.72.90

 

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