Codice Fiscale - the Italian tax code

The codice fiscale is an individual’s tax code/social security number, which is needed to carry out a wide range of activities in Italy, for example: opening a bank account, entering into a rental contract, registering for the National Health Service, receiving payments or reimbursements from the University of Bologna.

If the Italian Consulate/Embassy in your country offers this service, you can request an official tax code before your departure for Italy.

Alternatively, after your arrival in Italy, you can contact a local office of the Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate).

Information for the Bologna Campus

After arriving in Italy, you can request the Revenue Agency to issue you with your tax code:

You must present the following supporting documents:

  • the application form (“Form AA4/8 editable version), filled in and signed. If you do not have long-term accommodation yet, you can leave part C blank. If you are a resident in Italy of if you have long-term accommodation, you should also provide a copy of your rental contract, a statement confirming provision of hospitality (comunicazione di ospitalità) or other documents proving your accommodation.
  • For non-EU citizens: a copy of your passport. If applying via email, also attach a copy of your entry Visa.
  • For EU citizens: a copy of your passport or ID. If applying via email, also attach an enrollment certificate or a certificate of arrival for exchange students.

Once you have long-term accommodation in Italy, or in the event of future changes of domicile/residency, you can book an appointment and return to the Revenue Agency to update your data, presenting documents proving your accommodation. If in the meantime you have registered with the National Health Service, you can ask for the health card (Tessera sanitaria) to be printed and sent to the address indicated.

The tax Code desk for students service, run in partnership with the Revenue Agency, is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Information for the Cesena Campus

After arriving in Italy, you can request the Revenue Agency to issue you with your tax code by going in person to the Cesena Territorial Office with your passport.

The Territorial Office of the Revenue Agency of Cesena receives from Monday to Friday from 08:45 to 12:45 am. It is not necessary to make an appointment.

Once you have long-term accommodation in Italy, or in the event of future changes of domicile/residency, you can book an appointment and return to the Revenue Agency to update your data, presenting documents proving your accommodation. If in the meantime you have registered with the National Health Service, you can ask for the health card (Tessera sanitaria) to be printed and sent to the address indicated.

Information for the Forlì Campus

After arriving in Italy, you can request the Revenue Agency to issue you with your tax code via email at dp.forlicesena.utforli@agenziaentrate.it (please c.c. the International Relations Office of Forlì Campus: campusforli.uri@unibo.it). You must attach the following supporting documents to the email:

  • the application form (“Form AA4/8 editable version), filled in and signed
  • a copy of your passport with a valid study visa (for non-EU citizens). EU citizens can send a copy of their ID
  • the receipt of the residence permit application (for non-EU citizens).

Specify in the email if you intend to take up residence in Italy or if you are only temporarily present in Italy.

The Revenue Agency Office will send you the tax code via email.

Once you have long-term accommodation in Italy, or in the event of future changes of domicile/residency, you can book an appointment and return to the Revenue Agency to update your data, presenting documents proving your accommodation. If in the meantime you have registered with the National Health Service, you can ask for the health card (Tessera sanitaria) to be printed and sent to the address indicated.

Information for the Ravenna Campus

After arriving in Italy, you can request the Revenue Agency to issue you with your tax code via email at dp.ravenna.utravenna@agenziaentrate.it. You must attach the following supporting documents to the email:

  • the application form (“Form AA4/8 editable version), filled in and signed
  • a copy of your passport with a valid study visa (for non-EU citizens). EU citizens can send a copy of their ID
  • a certificate of enrolment at the university (learn how to get the certificate, at the page Certificates, self-certifications online and Diploma Supplement)
  • the receipt of the residence permit application (for non-EU citizens).

Remember to provide your phone number in the email, in case the Revenue Agency needs to contact you.

The Revenue Agency Office will send you the tax code via email.

Once you have long-term accommodation in Italy, or in the event of future changes of domicile/residency, you can book an appointment and return to the Revenue Agency to update your data, presenting documents proving your accommodation. If in the meantime you have registered with the National Health Service, you can ask for the health card (Tessera sanitaria) to be printed and sent to the address indicated.

Information for the Rimini Campus

After arriving in Italy, you can request the Revenue Agency to issue you with your tax code by going in person to the Rimini Territorial Office with your passport.

To book an appointment with Territorial Office of the Revenue Agency of Rimini write an email to dp.rimini.utrimin@agenziaentrate.it or call the number 0541300115.

Once you have long-term accommodation in Italy, or in the event of future changes of domicile/residency, you can book an appointment and return to the Revenue Agency to update your data, presenting documents proving your accommodation. If in the meantime you have registered with the National Health Service, you can ask for the health card (Tessera sanitaria) to be printed and sent to the address indicated.