Regitration requested by European Union Citizen

A citizen of the European Community (Schengen area) has the right to stay in Italy for a period not exceeding three months (90 days) without any conditions or formalities, except for possession of an identity document valid for expatriation.

The citizen of the European Union has the right to stay in Italy for a period longer than three months (90 days) when:

  • they are employed or self-employed in Italy and have sufficient economic resources so they do not become a burden on the social assistance of the State during the period of stay and healthcare insurance or equivalent title, covering all risks which are not attributable to previous pathologies;
  • they are enrolled in a public or private institute, recognized to follow a study course or professional training and have, for themselves and their family, sufficient economic resources, so they do not become a burden on the social assistance of the State during their period of stay, and of a healthcare insurance covering all risks in the national territory, not attributable to previous pathologies;
  • they are a family member accompanying or reaching a citizen of the European Union who has the right to stay for a period longer than three months (90 days).

Citizens of the European Union who intend to stay in Italy for a period longer than three months (90 days) must go to the Registry Office of the Municipality where they live to request registration. For this registration it is necessary to produce, in addition to the identity document and the tax code, the documentation certifying:

in case of stay for work reasons:

  • the activity

In case of stay without working, study or training reasons:

  • the availability of sufficient economic resources to stay;
  • the ownership of a healthcare insurance that covers urgent health costs (limited to the stay for study purposes, also the documentation certifying the registration with a recognized public or private institution).

In the case of a citizen of the European Union family member, who has the right to stay in Italy for more than 3 months (90 days), being citizen of a Member State, but not having an autonomous right to stay, a document certifying the quality of a family member or dependent family member (which can also be self-certified) is necessary.

If the foreigner, stays in Italy for more than 5 years, they have the right to permanent residence in Italy.

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