ID Card

Carta d'Identità

The Italian National ID Card, also known as “Carta d'Identità” Can be obtained from the City of Milano’s Registry Office “Anagrafe” 

The ID Card is issued to all residents. To get the ID Card you must have applied for residence.

Individuals moving to Milano are not required to obtain the Residence and Municipal ID Card; however, doing so is strongly recommended, as it offers a number of benefits, including the possibility of voting in local elections, free circulation among EU member states, secure access to goverment online services.

Once you are in Milano, and successfully applied for residence, you may obtain the Municipal ID Card by registering online for an in-person appointment at the Anagrafe.

Note: as part of your application, you will be required to provide an ID (such as Passport)  your Codice Fiscale card (Tax Code) or your National health card, a passport-sized photo.

Your fingerprints will be encoded and stored on the card to certify that it belongs to you. 

As a result, a receipt will be given to you.

Processing of the card takes more or less two weeks. You can have it delivered at home (but you must pick it up in person, or give the Anagrafe officer the name and ID copy of a delegate) or you can pick it up at the Anagrafe. The receipt and a valid ID are needed to pick it up.

The Municipal ID Card is valid for 10 years for adults, after that it must be renovated with the same procedure.

For more information about getting the Municipal ID Card, please download our employed workers booklet.

Depending on your nationality, international professionals who want to work in Milano may need a permit to come to Italy and live and work here. 

The YesMilano Website provides additional resources on moving to Milano and living as a professional in the city.

For a detailed description of the steps and requirements to complete the immigration process, please download our booklet, and visit the links below for guidance on key documents that you will need to obtain.