As the administrative procedures evolve under the ongoing outbreak, here are some of the latest news about travel documents, residence permits , national health system subscriptions and fiscal code requests.

Please note: as the situation is constantly evolving, don't forget to stay tuned with the latest updates published on the official Questura, Police, Ministry of Interiors and Ministry of Foreign Affairs websites. 

Last updated 10.07.2020

Travel to Italy & Quarantine

From July 1, some restrictions on travel to Italy and abroad have been lifted, as follows:

  • travel within the Member States of the European Union, Schengen Members States, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State will continue to be unrestricted. People travelling to Italy from any of the above Countries are not longer required to justify their reasons for travelling and will not be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in self-isolation;
  • with regard to the residents of the following Countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the reasons for travelling to Italy has no longer needed to be provided;
  • travel to Italy is freely allowed, without having to justify their reasons for travelling, to the citizens of EU Member States, Schengen Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or the Vatican, as well as foreign nationals residing in the above mentioned States and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent lineal relatives);
  • travel is allowed to and from any other Countries for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one's place of residence or dwelling, as well as for reasons of studyAll other reasons for travelling shall continue to be prohibited;

Self-declaration form to fill in if coming from abroad:


See this page for full details and FAQ


Ban On Entry From Some Countries

from 9 July 2020

From July 9 to 14, all persons who – in the previous 14 days – travelled to or transited / stayed in the following countries are not allowed to enter Italy, namely: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic. The only exception to this rule is for Italian citizens or nationals of EU and Schengen Member States, UK,  Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or the Vatican City State and their close family members (cohabiting lineal relatives, spouse, civil or cohabiting partner), provided that they were resident in Italy since before July 9,  2020.


Students Abroad Who Wish To Come Back

If you left Italy but are willing to return to Milano to resume your studies:

  • if your residence permit has expired, you should apply for a re-entry visa (art. 8 Regulation D.P.R. 394/99). Application should be submitted at the Italian Embassy of your country of origin.
  • If your residence permit is still valid, there is no need to apply for a new visa.

Tax Code For Incoming Students

For all incoming students that are still in their home country, unless your University can provide it for you,
the Tax Code has to be requested to the nearest Italian Consulate.

Only once arrived in Italy Tax Code can be requested to the nearest Revenue Agency office. 

Here you can find the Tax Code request form 

Residence permits

permessi di soggiorno

According to Decree 17/3/2020 nr.18, as published on April 29th 2020, all residence permits for study and work expired or due to expire between January 31st and July 31st 2020 are extended until August 31st 2020. Check it out the latest updates on the Ministry of Interiors website.

Appointments for the renewal of residence permits gradually resume according to distancing and safety measures. 

Application Kits for application and renewal are available and can be submitted at Post offices. Be aware that waiting times for the procedure and the appointments may be longer than usual.

Police stations have started to contact holders of permits already issued and assigning an appointment for collection.

International students are receiving registered mail indicating a new appointment for the collection of the permit.

Residence Permits Q&A

Thanks to the Questura- Immigration Office  in Milano and the universities we collected some Q&A that may help:


Question: Unfortunately, many students are abroad and can not predict when it will be possible for them to return. How can they know about the new appointment? How can they collect the Permit if they miss the appointment?


Answer: In this case, students, upon their return (even if the appointment date for the withdrawal has been exceeded) can go directly to the same Police Headquarters where they deposited the fingerprints, and collect the residence permit.

In addition to the registered letter, the student should also receive an SMS message from the post office. The student can also consult the Immigration Portal using their tracing code to locate the Police Headquarters where the residence permit is located.


Question: Some students, who have returned to their countries of origin, may return to Italy when the 6 consecutive months outside Italy have already passed and, in this case the residence permit or the receipt, lose their validity. In this situation the student could not even ask for a re-entry visa but he should make a request for a new visa, unless exceptions have been declared to face this emergency.


Answer: at the moment, if they enter Italy within 31/8 and the residence permit expired between January 31 2020  and July 31 the permit is still valid. If they return after August 31 they should contact the Embassy.


Question: A Student had her permit expired on November, 2019, she submitted a renewal request on time but  she was unable to go to the fingerprinting appointment because it was scheduled during the lockdown, and she had already returned to the USA. What can she do?


 Answer: With the postal receipt of renewal request, she can return from the USA with a direct flight

National Public Health System

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, following the same rules for the extension of the Residence Permit, all subscriptions to National Health system are extended until August, 31th 2020.

The scelta e revoca (subscriptions and choice of the family doctor) offices are available by e- mail . Individual appointments to enrol in NHS are given by e-mail, by indicating your name, surname, reason for the appointment and a telephone number:

ASST Fatebenefratelli - Sacco e-mail

ASST Office in via Ricordi e.mail

ASST Office in Via Oglio e-mail

ASST "Niguarda" Office in via Livigno e-mail

Revenue Agency

The Revenue Agency Branches are operating in back office and can be reached through e-mail.

Many operations can be made online through simplified procedures.

Getting the Tax code is also possible via e-mail through the nearest Revenue Agency Office if you currently are in Milano; and by requesting it to the nearest Italian Consulate if you are abroad.

More Help and questions?

Take an online one-to-one appointment

Remember that the One-stop-Shop is available for all International Students in Milano for a one- to- one appointment.

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