How to get your Italian ID card

Carta d'Identità

The Italian National ID Card/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.

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 City Registry.


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How to apply for the Italian ID Card

Take an in-person appointment on the Municipality of Milano website.

  • Choose the section "Richiedi appuntamento per rinnovo o nuova emissione" and then lick on the link.
  • Access either with SPID or with "Accesso senza registrazione"
  • Choose the service "Sportello"
  • Type your tax code and proceed to choose an available slot on the calendar.

On your appointment, you will be required to provide an ID (such as Passport)  your Tax Code/Codice Fiscale card or your National health card/Tessera sanitaria, the Residence Permit /Permesso di Soggiorno (if applicable) and a passport-sized photo.

The cost for the ID card is 22,20 to be paid during the appointment.

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 consult the Municipality website

What you need in order to apply for the ID card


You must be resident and the residence process must be completed.

The ID Card can only be issued after an in-person appointment at an office of the City Registry.      

Documents required to obtain the ID Card:


a.    Original and copy of valid ID (such as a Passport).

b.    Passport-size color photo.

c.    Original and copy (front and rear) of Residence Permit Card/ Permesso di Soggiorno (If the Residence Permit is expired: original and copy of renewal application receipt, and original and copy of the expired Residence Permit Card).

d.    Original and copy of Tax code / Codice Fiscale Card OR Italian Health Card OR a printout of Tax Code Certificate.


For Municipal ID Card: €22.20 to be paid at the City Registry counter in cash or credit or debit card.