SPID is the authentication system that allows citizens to access online services of the Italian public administration entities with a single digital identity. SPID identity consists of credentials (user name and password) that are issued to the user and that allow access to all online services.

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What is SPID

SPID is the authentication system that allows citizens and businesses to access online services of the Italian public administration and individuals with a unique digital identity. SPID identity consists of credentials (user name and password) that are issued to the user and that, along with other security systems such an app or token, allow access to all online services.

Spid is released via a number of companies that act as providers.

What do you need to obtain SPID

To request and obtain your SPID credentials via any provider you need:

  1. a valid Italian identity document (To get an Italian identity card you need to apply for residence first)
  2. your health card or your tax code card or the relative certificates.
  3. an email address (you must have access to it at the moment of the activation)
  4. an Italian or foreign mobile phone number (you must have access to it at the moment of the activation)

To request SPID credentials via digital signature, electronic identity card (CIE) or national service card (CNS) you will need a smart card reader / compatible smartphone, an app and CIE and CNS previously enabled for the use of online services.

How to get the SPID

  1. Choose one of the Identity providers and register on their site.
  2. Enter personal data
  3. Create your SPID credentials
  4. Perform recognition in-person at an appointment, or via a video call, or via digital identification.

Digital identity issuing times depend on the individual Identity Provider.

How much does it cost?

The issuing of SPID credentials by any of the authorized providers is free of charge in its basic form. 

Providers may charge for additional services or alternative ways of registering, such as remote online recognition.

Who can request SPID?

SPID can be requested by all Italian citizens - or foreigners with residence permits and resident in Italy with an Italian ID
 

Where and When to get your SPID

SPID is released by several Digital Identity Providers (see the full list here)

The Chamber of commerce of Milan Monza Brianza Lodi provides a free SPID release service, in Milano, Via San Vittore al Teatro n. 14 by appointment.