To enter Italy, European Union citizens must have a valid Identity Card or Passport.
Non-European Union citizens must present a passport on entering Italy. The passport will be stamped by Customs and permits entry for a period of three months. Visas are issued by the Italian Consulate in the country of residence (usually within 90 days of application) and must specify the reason for entry, the length of stay and the destination.
Italian law requires all foreigners to register with the Questura (Local Police) within 8 days of arrival; for those staying in hotels, hostels or camping areas, this registration is done automatically by the Hotel Reception.
Non-resident individuals who need to obtain a tax code must get the ‘codice fiscale’ from AGENZIA DELLE ENTRATE once they are arrived in Italy
Students can also apply for the Italian codice fiscale at he the Italian consular authority in their country before departing.
Based on the latest provisions, EU citizens are no longer obliged to request the Residence Permit but should register at the Town Hall (Ufficio Anagrafe - Comune di Bergamo) after three months have elapsed from first entry. This will automatically involve a change of residence from their Home country to Italy, with all that it entails fiscally. In order to register, the following documents are requested:
Non-EU citizens that intend to stay in Italy for more than a 3-month period must apply for the Residence permit within 8 days of arrival, through certain Post Offices (please check with the International Relations Office for the list of Post Offices that offer the service).
The Residence Permit will have the same validity as the VISA.
The application KIT (yellow band) must be picked up at the Post Office and returned completed, with all required documents. The student must also pay: