Procedure to get a Carta di Identità in Milan

The municipal ID card (Carta di Identità) is a personal identification document with a photo issued by the City. It is an electronic identity card that all residents, including minors, are required to have.


PLEASE NOTE: for non-EU students who wish to stay and work in Milano after their studies it is strongly suggested to apply for this as soon as possible and in any case before the student visa expiration date.


Pre-requisite documents:

1. SPID (Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale)

2. Residence Certificate (Certificato di Residenza)

3. Health Insurance Card (Tessera Sanotaria)

4. Codice Fiscale Card (Carta di Codice Fiscale) - only in case you don't have a SSN Health Insurance card


Follow the procedure below to get your Carta di Identità:


Step 1: Book an appointment

Go to the Comune di Milano website, log in using SPID. Once in, select the reason for the visit as an Electronic Identity document. It will show you a list of offices with available appointment slots, select the one you think is most convenient for you. Once you confirm the appointment you will get an email with your appointment details.


Step 2: Go to the appointment

Go to your appointment location with the following documents (Original and copies):

1. Residence Certificate

2. Tessera Sanotaria/ Codice Fiscale Card

3. Passport

4. Passport size photograph on a white background


Once there, take a token number and go to the counter number when called. They will check your documents and ask you to pay. Once done, they will hand a receipt.


The Carta di identità costs 22.20€ and can be paid in cash or by credit card or debit card at the appointment.


Step 3: Get your Carta di Identità

10-15 days after the appointment you will receive your card at your registered address via Post.

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