Non-EU citizens - residence permit
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 box n. 12 at the Department of International Affairs, 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 (24.00 kB).
We discourage our students from filling in (or letting somebody else fill in) their residence permit application by hand.
- Here you can find the list of documents necessary to enclose in the kit for the application of the residence permit.
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 box n.12).
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 ”.