The Italian law on immigration requires that non-EU citizens, planning to stay in Italy for more than 3 months, have to apply for the residence permit within 8 working days from their arrival in Italy.
People with dual nationality (Italian or EU/ExtraEU) do not need to apply for the residence permit.
Non-EU citizens have to submit the residence permit application at any post office where there is a “Sportello Amico” counter. In order to collect the kit for the application submission and for support in filling out the application form, at Politecnico you can go to the Immigration Desk, where cultural mediators will assist you. The service is upon appointment and it is free of charge.
You can also receive assistance at any Patronato office.
We discourage our students from filling in (or letting somebody else fill in) their residence permit application by hand.
After filling out the application form with the help of the mediators, the application always has to be handed in at any post office where there is a “Sportello Amico” counter, within maximum 2/3 days.
The postal expenses amount to € 30,00. You will have also to pay € 70,46 in order to obtain the electronic residence permit card (the payment in slip is given by the cultural mediators at the Immigration Desk).
The Poste Italiane employer will check your passport (remember not to seal the envelope of the kit!) and will give you a receipt containing a USER ID and a PASSWORD.
You always have to bring with you the postal receipt or at least a copy of it, together with your passport until you receive your electronic residence permit.
From the post office you will be given an appointment (day and time) for going to the Questura Immigration Office in order to be fingerprinted. On this appointment you will be required to bring 4 identical passport photos and the original documents, whose copies were enclosed in the application kit, including any document that could be missing in your application.
IT IS MANDATORY TO GO AND GET FINGERPRINTED ON THE DAY AND AT THE TIME INDICATED IN THE APPOINTMENT SHEET ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE.
THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE IS STOPPING ALL THE APPLICATIONS OF THOSE STUDENTS WHO MISSED THE APPOINTMENT.
Please consider that after the fingerprints appointment it takes some months to collect the residence permit card at the Immigration Office.
If your stay in Italy is for more than 1 year, at the fingerprints appointment you receive and have to sign “the integration agreement ”.
1. 2 photocopies of the page of your passport containing your personal data; 2 copies of the page of your visa for Italy; copies of the passport pages containing stamps/other visas
2. photocopy of your codice fiscale (fiscal code)
3. photocopy of Politecnico invitation letter reporting the course in which you are enrolled, which has to be stamped by the Italian Consulate/Diplomatic Representation in your country - when your visa was issued;
4. "autocertificazione” (self declaration) attesting the enrolment in Politecnico di Torino; you can print it from your personal page on “Portale della Didattica”;
5. a € 16 duty stamp – you can buy it at the Tobacconist’s (Tabacchi shop);
6. photocopy of a document proving that you dispose of sufficient income to earn your living during your stay in Italy. If you have a scholarship, you have to submit a copy of the letter issued by the scholarship awarding institution indicating the details of your grant. Otherwise you can submit a self-declaration available here (the sample is available here);
7. photocopy of the receipt of the Health insurance ;
N.B. (the photocopies must be in A4 format)
By using the USER ID and the PASSWORD (without the hyphen) on your postal receipt, you will be able to check the status of your application on the following website www.portaleimmigrazione.it ( go to “Area riservata stranieri” area, then fill in your PASSWORD and USER ID).
You can also check the status of your application on this link: http://questure.poliziadistato.it/stranieri/?mime=1&lang=EN filling in the empty space with your PASSWORD (the one on your postal receipt) always without the hyphen.
Holders of the postal receipt for the first residence permit application can leave and re-enter Italy regularly only with a valid (not expired) multi–entry visa for Italy (D visa)
BE CAREFUL: starting from the 5th of April 2010 the multi-entry D visa entitles its holder to visit Schengen countries for 90 days every 180 days, provided that the visa is still valid.
In any case, for travelling to other countries that are not Schengen, once you are in Italy, you are strongly recommended to verify with the embassy/consulate of the country you are planning to go to, if you need a visa for entering, according to your citizenship and your current domicile.