The “codice fiscale” is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters issued for free by the “Agenzia delle Entrate” (Revenue Agency) to identify Italian citizens and foreign residents.
You need to have your own “codice fiscale” to:
- enrol at an Italian university
- open a bank account
- sign any type of contract (rental, phone line, …)
- register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN)
Starting from 2014, international students can avoid requesting the “codice fiscale” personally at the local “Agenzia delle Entrate”. Thanks to a special agreement with the “Agenzia delle Entrate” to simplify the issue of tax codes, Politecnico di Milano can request the “codice fiscale” on behalf of its international students and deliver it to them after enrolment. Should you need to address the “Agenzia delle Entrate” for any reason, you can find the contacts of the main office below:
Agenzia delle entrate (main office in Milano)
Via della Moscova 2 (yellow line, Turati underground stop).
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm;
Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Ticket available from 8:00 am).
Phone: +39 02 636791
- Via dei Missaglia, 97 palazzo A4
- Via Abetone, 10
- Via Ugo Bassi, 4/A
- Via Leonardo Bistolfi, 5
- Piazzale Carlo Stuparich, 2
You must bring your passport. If you are from a non-EU country, you may be asked to show your residence permit receipt.
At the “Ufficio delle Entrate” you will be asked to fill in a specific form for the issue of your “codice fiscale”. You’ll need to show you passport or other ID. Please make sure that your name is the same on every form. Keep it in the same order and always use the same surname, if you have more than one.