The Tax Code / Fiscal code / Codice Fiscale is a code made of letters and numbers that identifies a person in public administration forms, in private contracts, and money transfers.

It is free to obtain and it is valid for a lifetime. 

International Students incoming or enrolled in Milano Universities, Academies, and Schools can also get support on this administrative process on a one-to-one appointment at the One-Stop-Shop

A tax code is calculated on your surname (three letters), name (three letters), date of birth and sex (five characters) and a checksum letter.

It looks like this: MLNYSE17A41F205U


last updated: 27/072023

When you are abroad

Get the Tax Code from an Italian Consular office

For all incoming students who are still in their home country, unless the University can provide it for you, the Tax Code / Codice Fiscale has to be requested at the Consular services office at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate. The same procedure applies to foreign professionals.

Usually, the request can be done by email by filling in a request form and attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the fiscal code number will be returned the same way (via email). Double-check with your nearest Italian Consular services office which procedure they adopt: e.g. some consulates with a bigger volume of fiscal services have a department and a dedicated e-mail for that: if in doubt, use the general consular services contact.

Here you can find the Tax Code request form and the instructions.


  1. Download the pdf form AA4/8 and open it with an app that allows you to fill it in and sign it graphically.
  2. Tick “Allocation of a tax code”
  3. You have to fill part B (personal data – write them exactly as they appear on the ID you provide) and part D (your current address of residence).
  4. In part C, you can list your address in Milano that will act as a domicile for fiscal communications. 
    (Fill in part C ("Tax domicile in Italy") only if you know already an address in Milano. If you don't have an address in Milano yet, leave it blank. You will be able to update your data and request the card anytime afterward, when in Milano. )
  5. Under “signatures”, date and sign with your name and surname in a graphic way.
  6. Attach a copy of your ID / Passport

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs

If you are in Italy

Get the Tax Code from the Revenue Agency

For all incoming students who are physically in Italy, the Tax Code / Codice Fiscale can be requested to the nearest Revenue Agency office.

The Italian Revenue Agency / Agenzia Delle Entrate has several territorial offices /"uffici territoriali" to deal with citizens and businesses, located in various areas of the City and its metro area. See the list in the paragraph below

Please note: Application for tax code at the Revenue Agency office can be done only if you are already in the city, NOT if you are still in your home country where the competent authority is the Consular office of your local Italian Embassy or consulate (see above)
The request can be done by email by attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the tax code number will be returned the same way (via email). You need to write to one of the local offices in Milano.

Sign up to a one-stop-shop appointment to get support in getting your Tax Code.

Click here for the Tax Code request form.


How to fill in the application form

Download the AA4/8 pdf application form and open it with a pdf reader (such as the free Adobe Acrobat DC) that allows you to fill it in. Alternatively, you can print it out and fill it in clear capital letters.


  1. Tick “allocation of a tax code”
  2. You have to fill in part B (personal data – write them exactly as they appear on the ID you provide) and part D (your current address of residence - it means your city of origin or the last registered residence address).
  3. In part C ("Tax domicile" in Italy) you can list your Italian address that will act as a domicile for fiscal communications and to receive the tax code card (Please note, It is even more important to fill this field to get enrolled voluntarily in the National Healthcare System )
  4. Print the form before signing. The signature must be done by hand with a pen (see below)
  5. Under “signatures”, date and sign with your name and surname. Scan the form in a single pdf file.
  6. Open a new e-mail. As a suggested subject "name, surname - Request for a tax code and tax code card"
  7. Attach the filled-in form, signed
  8. Attach a copy of your ID / Passport + a scan of the visa/entry stamp page (if applicable)
  9. Send the e-mail to any Ufficio Territoriale of the Revenue Agency (see below)
  10. The Revenue Agency will reply to your e-mail address in 5 working days by attaching your tax code attribution certificate in pdf, endorsed by the Director of the office or a delegate. 
  11. Should the Revenue officers need more documentation or information, they will let you know via e-mail. (It is advisable to send back over the application form and all the needed documentation along with the updates or missing documents)

The application form and the autograph signature

for legal reasons, the signature must be handwritten

Please note that according to the Revenue Agency the signature on the application form must be handwritten. 

Signatures made digitally (such as with a tablet and pen) are not considered valid.

You can either:

  • Fill in the form on your computer, print it out and sign it, then scan it into a Pdf file.
  • Print the form and fill in by hand, then scan it into a pdf file


For students with no access to a printing facility, a number of blank paper forms are available at the YESMILANO Tourism Space Via dei Mercanti 8  (click on the link for opening times) The Tourism Space staff does not provide information or help on our topics, you can get a one stop shop appointment or contact us via e-mail 

Send your application

As we mentioned before, you can send an e-mail to any territorial office of the Revenue Agency in the Milano area. 

Needless to say, make sure that the scan of your documents is easily readable and in .pdf format (easy to open and work with for all offices). You can generate excellent pdf scan files with most smartphones.

As we mentioned before, the application form must be printed, signed in pen and scanned. (All kind of digital graphic signature -e.g. with your tablet- are not considered valid).

Personal data and signature must match the ID you provide

Scan and attach also the personal data page of your passport and the visa page (if applicable)

We suggest a simple and clear subject and an essential text in the e-mail (the application form is self-explaining). Stick to the attachments required, unless otherwise requested by the Revenue Agency. 

Subj: Studente internazionale .... Richiesta di attribuzione codice fiscale - Request for a Tax Code


Dear sirs/madams,
I am an international Student at... (My University/Academy)
please find attached in application for the issue of my Tax Code /Codice Fiscale: 
- scan of the application form for my tax code, signed 
- scan of passport personal data page
- scan of the entry visa (if applicable).  
Looking forward to your kind reply, 


The Revenue Agency average time of response is 5 working days. 

You will get your tax code and tax code certificate back over e-mail.

In rare cases, the agency can feedback you with the request of more documentation or to go in person to one of their offices.
Please feel free to reach out and share any doubts with the Yesmilano Team. 

If your device is compatible, you can click on the links below to get a pre-filled e-mail: you just need to add the attachments.

Tip: How to check if your Tax Code is valid

A useful tool for checking the validity of Codice Fiscale

As you probably know, although it can be generated in a "formally correct" way by using unofficial online tools, only Tax codes issued by the Italian Revenue Agency/ Agenzia delle Entrate are valid by law.

Agenzia Delle Entrate, who keeps the tax registry, has a database of the valid tax codes and anyone, including all citizens, public agencies, banks, and private companies can consult it.

A tool is available on their website to check its valifdity: just type your tax code in the Codice Fiscale field, solve the captcha and press the Invia button. 

If the output is CODICE FISCALE VALIDO your tax code is official and valid.

If the output is CODICE FISCALE NON VALIDO (and you didn't misspell it) you need to apply for the valid one to the revenue agency





Uffici territoriali Agenzia entrate...and how to find them

The Italian Revenue Agency / Agenzia Delle Entrate has several territorial offices "uffici territorial" to deal with citizens and businesses, located in various areas of the City and its metro area.

You can get an appointment in person booking on the website or through an app. In-person appointment slots are limited and not close in time, so it's better leave them for more complicated issues.


To get your Tax Code it is possible to send an application form by email to any Revenue Agency Office from the list below, regardless of where your domicile is. 


  • Zone 1 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 1 email (tip: this office is usually super busy, so it is advisable to contact the other offices)
  • Zone 2, 3 - Ufficio Territoriale Milano 3 email  
  • Zone 4  - Ufficio territoriale Milano 4 email  
  • Zones 5, 6 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 5 email 
  • Zones 7, 8 Ufficio Territoriale Milano 6 email 
  • Zone 9 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 2 email  
  • Ufficio Territoriale Cinisello Balsamo email
  • Ufficio Territoriale Magenta email
  • Ufficio Territoriale Gorgonzola email 
  • Ufficio Territoriale Legnano email 
  • Ufficio Territoriale Rho email 

Source: Here you can find all e-mail of local Revenue Offices in Milan area (first two links of the list) Please double check and consult the official site for updates and full details about the operating procedures of each office.