This is general information useful for studying in Italy.
The information may not be up to date, please consider it as a general guidance.
Permit of Stay
Once in Italy, international students must apply for a permit of stay (“Permesso di Soggiorno”) within 8 days from their arrival, at the Immigration Office.
The request must be sent by post mail. The post office will release a postal receipt that must be kept together with the passport as this replaces the permit of stay until the original is ready.
The required application documents you need to bring from your country are written below.
Please, submit the documents to the Post after having received the school secretary’s confirmation. For any doubt, refer to the school staff.
Note, however, that changes regarding application procedure happen frequently; for this reason please be sure to check at school before proceeding with the application.
List of required documents
- 1. Passport (copy of the photo page, copy of the visa page, stamp page, and all other pages with written records)
- 2. Passport size photos
- 3. Original copy of overseas accident insurance (English part), front and back
However, at the local police station you may be told to join the Italian health insurance. In this case, please act according to the following procedure:
・At the post office buy and fill out the application form.
・Write your name and address and transfer the money from the Post office.
- 4. When starting the procedure in Florence, it is likely that you will be also asked to submit a certificate of outstanding balance, permit of stay application form (take care of it by yourself), a copy of your credit card or, in alternative, a copy of your traveler’s checks.
- 5. Provide also the school Enrollment Certificate (both original document and copy).
- 6. In addition to the above-mentioned documents, please purchase below;
– Revenue stamp (Marca da Bollo) which costs Euro 16,00
– The express shipping cost is about 30 Euro
– Procedural fee for Stay Permit electronic card = € 108.8 (*Application cost may vary)