UPON ARRIVING IN ITALY

The Student Life office assists international students with the bureaucratic procedures that they need to complete upon arriving in Italy. Namely:

- Italian tax code

- Health insurance

- Residence permit

- Registration with Municipal Council - General Registry Office

ITALIAN TAX CODE

The tax code (codice fiscale) is an alphanumeric code which enables the identification of Italian citizens and foreign residents by the Italian Ministry of Finance. The tax code is strictly personal and is one of the most important documents in Italy. It is essential to apply for a residence permit and it is also required to:

- register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN);

- enrol in an Italian university;

- purchase public transport passes;

- open a bank account;

- purchase a SIM card;

 

NABA’s Student Life Office helps students fill out tax code request forms.

In order to obtain an Italian tax code, students must go to the Italian revenue agency (Agenzia delle Entrate)

Address: Via Moscova, 2 (MAIN OFFICE) (1st floor)

Metro station: Moscova – MM2 green line;

Metro station: Turati – MM3 yellow line;

Address: Via dei Missaglia, 97

Tram: 3 and 15;

Tram stop: via dei Missaglia angolo via Saponaro;

OPENING HOURS:

Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays: 8.30-12.30 / Tuesdays-Thursdays: 8.30-15.30.

Documents required to request an Italian tax code:

- European Union citizens only need to submit a copy of their identity document, provide a valid address in Milan and hand in a duly completed application form. 

- Non-European Union citizens need to submit a copy of both their passport and their visa, provide a valid address in Milan and hand in a duly completed application form.

The Italian tax code is issued immediately and free-of-charge. It does not expire.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students are entitled to use the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN), but can also choose among various private healthcare insurance options. In the event of an emergency, students may dial the freephone number 118 to request an ambulance or go directly to the Pronto Soccorso (Emergency room) of the closest hospital. The nearest hospital to NABA is the San Paolo hospital in via Antonio di Rudinì 8. Registration with the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN) is warmly recommended as it entitles students to the same care received by Italian citizens. This includes: the choice of a general practitioner that provides primary care free of charge and, where required, prescribes specialist consultations; acceptance to public or certified private hospitals free of charge or by paying ‘ticket’ contributions at special rates; free doctor on duty-continuous assistance service (from 8am to 8pm on pre-holiday days, holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 8 pm to 8 am every night), examinations and laboratory tests at special rates.

European Citizens

European citizens with European Health Insurance Card may access the Italian National Health Service without paying any subscription for the first three months of stay in Italy. For longer stays, the European Health Card will entitle students to benefit from necessary medical treatment only. For further information: European Health Insurance Card.
Students who do not have a European Health Insurance Card and are unable to obtain it from their country, may still voluntarily register with the Italian National Health Service by paying a registration fee and following the same procedures requested to Non-European citizens. Students are advised in any event to contact the relevant authorities in their country to find out about obtaining a European Health Insurance Card prior to arriving in Italy.

Non-European Citizens

In order to apply for a residence permit, all Non-European citizens are required to have health insurance (or the payment receipt for an insurance policy). The residence permit will have the same duration as the health insurance validity (but may last up to a maximum of 12 months). Non-European students can choose among three health coverage alternatives.

  1. Subscribe a private health insurance abroad Students may purchase a private health insurance policy in their country of origin before leaving for Italy. In this case, it is advisable to have the insurance policy translated into Italian or English. The policy must indicate in detail the actual coverage provided.
  2. Subscribe a private health insurance in Italy Students may purchase private health insurance valid for 12 months upon arriving in Italy in order to obtain a residence permit valid for the same period of time.
  3. Register with the Italian National Health Service (SSN) Upon purchasing private health insurance, students may also register with the Italian National Health Service.To this purpose, a fee of € 149.77 needs to be paid at any post office ) by filling in a payment form with the following details: post office current account no. 379222 - in the name of: Amministrazione P.T. Regione Lombardia - Description: iscrizione volontaria S.S.N. [Voluntary registration with the Italian National Health Service]After applying for a residence permit, students may go to a local health authority office (ufficio ATS) in their local area of residence. Students living in Milan may contact one of selecting “assistenza sanitaria” [healthcare], “assistenza sanitaria stranieri” [healthcare for foreigners] and clicking on the office nearest to their address.NABA’s Student Life Office is available to help students fill out application forms. The following documents are required: passport, Italian tax code, residence permit or residence permit application receipt, receipt of the payment for the SSN subscription, and NABA enrolment certificate.

RESIDENCE PERMIT

Only Non-EU students who entered Italy with a study visa valid for more than 90 days need to apply for a residence permit. The application has to be submitted within 8 working days of the student’s arrival in Italy.

Students can request the so-called “kit” to apply for the residence permit directly at NABA’s Student Life Office, which is available to help students to fill out the relevant form and sort out the necessary documents.

Students must insert the following documents into the envelope to be submitted to the post office:

- Copy of passport (visa and personal details pages);

- Italian tax code;

- NABA enrolment certificate or A-Bis form (for courses where it is applicable) duly stamped by the Italian Embassy in the country where the visa was issued;

- Copy of health insurance policy covering the entire period of study (students enrolled on multi-year courses may purchase annual insurance each year);

- €16.00 duty stamp that can be purchased at any tobacconist’s.

Fees to be paid, in cash or by card: €100.46 (€70.46 issuance fee + €30.00 document shipping fee).

Photocopied documents are to be inserted in the specific envelope provided with the kit, which must be left open and taken to the Central Post Office in MILANO CORDUSIO, Via Cordusio 4. Students should keep the original documents.

Students will be asked to show their original passport when submitting the documents.

Upon receiving payment, the post office will issue:

1. receipt of the residence permit application payment: this document is extremely important, as it substitutes the actual permit until it is issued. Students should make a copy of this receipt and keep it with them at all times.

2. A document indicating the date of the appointment at the relevant police station (Questura) office. Students can check the date of their appointment and the status of their application on the website of the Polizia di Stato or on the immigration portal enteringing the username and password reported on the receipt.

Metro station: Cordusio, MM1 red line.

OPENING HOURS:

from Monday to Friday 8.20-19.05 – Saturday 8.20-12.35

Students need to take the following documents when attending their appointment at the police station.

- Passport

- Italian tax code;

- NABA enrolment certificate or A-Bis form (for courses where it is applicable) duly stamped by the Italian embassy in the country where the visa was issued;

- Insurance policy (for one-year programs and multiple-year programs, the insurance should be valid for one year. For shorter courses, the insurance should cover the whole length of the course);

- Updated NABA enrolment certificate (to be requested to NABA Academic Registration Office or to NABA Reception);

- 4 passport-size photographs;

During the appointment, student fingerprints are taken and their documents are checked. If any of the aforementioned documents are missing, a second appointment is given. Students will be requested to provide an Italian telephone number to which a text message notification can be sent to set a new appointment date for the collection of their residence permit.

REGISTRATION WITH THE MUNICIPALITY OF MILAN (RESIDENCE)

All international students need to register with the Anagrafe (Register office) of their Italian municipality of residence.

 

Foreign citizens from the European Union or EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, they are required by law to register with the Anagrafe (Register office) of their City Municipality three months after entering Italy. Information on the relevant procedure for EU and EFTA citizens is available in the relevant section of the Municipality of Milan website. 

Foreign citizens holding a valid residence permit who are not from the European Union are also required to register with the Anagrafe (Register office) of their City Municipality. Information on the relevant procedure for non-EU citizens is available in the relevant section of the Municipality of Milan website. 

For further information, please contact the Student Life Office directly:

Student Life Office

CAMPUS NABA

Via Darwin 20, Milan;

Building A, ground floor.

Opening hours:

Mondays - Wednesdays - Thursdays: 9:30 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 18:00;

Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 - 14:00;

Email: studentlife@naba-da.com