The Fiscal Code (Codice Fiscale) is a code made up of letters and numbers on the basis of your first name, family name, date and place of birth and it is used by the Public Administration to identify the citizens living in Italy. All those living in Italy need to have their own.
It is possible to obtain it at the Italian Embassy/Consulate of your country.
Otherwise it is possible to receive it at the local Revenue Agency (Uffici Locali dell’Agenzia delle Entrate), bringing along the form filled in, the passport / Identity Card and a photocopy of it.
The Fiscal Code is necessary to enroll into Politecnico, to apply for the residence permit, to open a bank account, to enter into a tenancy agreement, to receive the payment of a scholarship, to earn a salary and carry out other procedures/activities.
If the Codice Fiscale is lost or stolen, a duplicate can be requested at the local Revenue Agency.
Usually in September a desk of the Revenue Agency is available at the Department of International Affairs. The service is free of charge.
For further information you can visit: http://piemonte.agenziaentrate.it/site.php?id=2281