What to do upon arrival
EU Citizens need only their identity card to enter Italy. If they are residing for less than 3 months, they must report their presence on the Italian territory to the Polizia di Stato.
EU Citizens coming to live in Italy for more than 3 months must register to the local Anagrafe office (the population register) in the district they live.
In order to do this they must fill in a form (see official website of the Comune di Milano) and present the documentation requested which is:
The Declaration form filled out
Proof of economic support (a bank account balance)
Copy of your rental contract ( Students living in a University Student hall cannot request official residence in Italy)
Health Insurance valid in Italy.
Please note that if you live in the suburbian areas of the Province of Milan you will be residing in a different Comune (district) and will have to refer to the Anagrafe office and to the forms that specific Comune requires.
Eu Citizens need to have valid Health Insurance for registering to the local police headquarters upon arrival. If you have a private health insurance verify its validity in Italy and that it covers all risks before leaving home.
The EHIC: European Health Insurance Card, replaces the old E111 form and is for EU residents. It allows access to the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the country you are visiting.
It is a plastic, non-electronic card and is valid for one year. It is used when receiving state provided services but not in private hospitals or for private treatments.
The European Health Insurance Card is being introduced gradually in the different Eu member states; the health authorities of your home country may still issue an E128 under the previous medical care scheme; it will be accepted all the same. The EHIC card issued outside Italy can be used for the following situations:
Doctors and Dentists: ensure the medical profession is affiliated to the state national health service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, SSN). Most dentists are private and so are some hospitals, however some services may still be refundable so keep receipts and contact the local ASL (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) for reimbursement.
Prescriptions: some medications prescribed by SSN doctors are free, while others require payment and are not refundable
The codice fiscale is a national identification number or National Identity Card number issued by the Ministry of Finances. You need to have your own codice fiscale to register to the MD Program, to the Italian National Health Service, to open a bank account and for other bureaucracies.
It is advisable to obtain your codice fiscale at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your home country.
In Italy you have to go to the nearest “Ufficio delle Entrate”, according to the area you live in.
The nearest office to the San Raffaele University is ‘Ufficio Locale delle Entrate 3, via Bistolfi 5, 20134 Ph. +39 02 21 0491, Fax. +39 02 2104 9345
You can also register to the National Health Service (SSN: Servizio Sanitario Nazionale) to have access to the public health care with which you can choose a physician (near your home) who will become you ‘family doctor’, once you obtain your permit to stay.
Please be aware that it is against the law to have medication mailed to you which will be stopped at customs. The registration is on annual basis and it allows you to cover most of health care related expenses, including medicines.
- Health Insurance documents
- Certificate of enrolment as a student
- Your Codice Fiscale
The registration must be done at the ASL (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) office nearest to where you will be living.
Follow this link to learn more about studying in Italy