The Dichiarazione di Residenza simply means a declaration of residence – that is officially stating where you live in Milan or Italy. You may not be aware that you also need to go to the Anagrafe to apply for a residence certificate, alongside the Permesso di Soggiorno.
For non-EU citizens, the Permesso di Soggiorno is practically the only document you may have been told to get within 8 days on your arrival in Milan.
Applying for the Residence Certificate is pretty easy, you can get it done following these steps:
- Make an appointment to visit the Anagrafe – book an appointment online here. I advise you do this in time as you may not find a free slot until up to three to six months away.
- Get your Codice Fiscale (Tax Code) – if you don’t have one.
- On the day of the appointment, take with you the required documents, both original and photocopies:
a. Filled form – find the form here
b. Codice Fiscale (Tax Code)
c. Passport showing entry visa
d. Permesso di Soggiorno or slip of application for the Permesso di Soggiorno (for non-EU citizens)
e. Registered housing contract or declaration of hospitality
f. Work contract or proof of health insurance
After the submission of the documents on the day of the appointment, you will need to wait for up to 45 days, within which an official will come to verify your address – that you do live there.
With your Residence Certificate, you will be able to apply for the Carta d’identità, Italian Health System and other benefits.
You can find more information on obtaining the residence certificate on the official website of the Commune di Milano.