The electronic residence permit

If you are a non-EU citizen and you are planning to come to Italy for a period longer than 90 days you must compulsorily request a residence permit. Depending on the reason for your stay in Italy, the documents that you will have to deliver vary.

The new electronic residence permit has the appearance of a credit card and is equipped with a radio frequency microprocessor not visible externally, which stores the personal and biometric data of the document holder. This system guarantees higher security standards and allows easier verification of data by the authorities throughout the territory of the European Union.

As for children from 6 years of age, they must also have their own individual document authorizing them to stay in Italy for a period longer than 90 days; children must be accompanied by their parents to the police station to take fingerprints.

In compliance with the decree of 5 May 2017, the issue / renewal of residence permits in electronic format is subject to the payment of a contribution of:

€ 70.46 for residence permits lasting longer than three months and less than or equal to one year;

€ 80.46 for residence permits lasting longer than one year and less than or equal to two years;

€ 130.46 for the issue of the EU residence permit for long-term residents.

The following are exempt from paying the contribution:

minors under 18 who apply for a residence permit;

• foreigners who need a residence permit for medical treatment;

• those who enter Italy and must apply for a residence permit for an asylum request, subsidiary protection or humanitarian protection;

updating and / or conversion of valid residence permits;

• a duplicate of the residence permit.