Tax identification code

The tax identification code (Codice Fiscale in Italian)  is a code made up of letters and numbers on the basis of your first name, family name, date and place of birth. It is a very important document, used by the Public Administration, to identify the citizens living in Italy. The Codice Fiscale is necessary in order 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. All those living in Italy need to have their own.

You can obtain your Italian Tax Identification Code in one of the local Offices of the “Agenzia delle Entrate”.

EU citizens

EU citizens have to show a valid identification document

Extra-EU citizens

Extra-EU citizens need to submit:

- a valid passport, along with visa, if foreseen, or other equivalent document recognized by Italian authorities;

- identity certificate issued by the Diplomatic or Consular representation in Italy of the relating country (with relating photo of the candidate);


- a valid permit of stay.