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How to apply for a Carta d'identità Italiana

The Italian electronic identity card - CIE - is an identity document that has replaced the paper identity card in the Italian Republic.

Together with the National Services Card and SPID, it constitutes the authentication tool provided for by the Digital Administration Code for access to web services provided by the Italian Public Administration.

The Electronic Identity Card is issued only to Italian citizens registered in AIRE and in possession of the codice fiscale, the Italian tax code.

As regards to the codice fiscale, the tax code, it is an essential document for obtaining the identity card. If you are not in possession of one, our TRAMITE ITALIA's office can also take care of obtaining the Italian tax code.

The electronic identity card application is a procedure that can be requested at talian consulates in Europe.

Our office takes care of requesting the electronic identity card at the various European consulates.

Often the speed of the procedure depends on the consular office and the Italian municipalities, which take a long time to complete all the necessary steps to register the electronic identity card.

Processing times may vary depending on the speed of the municipalities and Italian consulates in processing the citizen's registration in the various registers.

Requirements for applying for an electronic identity card

The Italian identity card is a travel document for travelling within the European Community and in countries with which there is a bilateral agreement with Italy, such as Tunisia and Egypt.

To apply for an identity card at Italian consulates, it is essential to be an Italian citizen and to be registered with the A.I.R.E. or the Anagrafe dei cittadini residenti all'estero.

In addition, you must have your civil status up to date, i.e. if you are married, divorced or have had children, you must have transcribed the acts at the Italian municipality either directly or with the help of the Italian consulates have submitted the transcription of the acts.

Having the Italian tax code

Have the tax code aligned with the personal file of the Municipality.

If these requirements are not met, the applicant's situation must first be regularised by registering with AIRE or transcribing the missing acts or the Italian tax code.

validity of the Italian electronic identity card - CIE

  • If the applicant is a minor under the age of 3, the Italian identity card is valid for 3 years.
  • If the applicant is between 3 and 18 years old, the electronic identity card is valid for 5 years.
  • If the applicant is over 18 years old, the electronic identity card is valid for 10 years and the consent of both parents is not required.

Application for an Italian ID for minor children

validity Application for an electronic identity card for minor children - CIE

In the case of minors, the request for an electronic identity card must be submitted, but both parents must give their consent to the request for an identity card for a minor.

Children under the age of 12 do not have to enter a fingerprint on the identity card.

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