The tax identification number provides a means of identification of foreign citizens in their relations with public authorities and other administrations. For individuals, it is determined on the basis of personal data and is made up of an expression of 16 alphanumeric characters.
Non-resident individuals who need to obtain the tax identification number can apply for it to the Italian consular authorities in the Country of residence.
Non EU citizens can obtain the tax identification number either at the Single desk for immigration “Sportelli Unici per l’immigrazione” or by any Police headquarters “Questure”. The Single desk for immigration issues the tax identification number to citizens who apply for entry into the Country either for employment purposes or for reunite with their family. Police headquarters assign the tax identification number to foreign nationals who require either the issuance or the renewal of a residence permit.
In any other situation, the tax identification number can be obtained from the offices of the Italian Revenue Agency, by submitting a request indicating the personal data and the residence for tax purposes where the card should be delivered.
Citizens from non-EU Countries must submit at least one of the following documents:
Non-EU citizens must also prove that they have the right to stay, even temporarily, in Italy.
Citizens of European Union may apply for the tax identification number to any office of the Italian Revenue Agency showing, along with the request for the assignment, a valid identification document (identity card or passport).
In case of incorrect data showed on the tax identification number card, a replacement must be required to any office of the Italian Revenue Agency, showing a valid identification document.
You can request a duplicate of the tax identification number by filling the request online.
As an alternative, you can request it directly to a territorial office of the Italian Revenue Agency.