Once Arrived in Italy
How to obtain Italian language test, Stay permit, Fiscal Code and Health Insurance
Italian Language Test
Unless you choose a program entirely taught in English, you will have to sit for the test of Italian language and pass it in order to be admitted to the programs. In case you do not pass the test, you cannot enroll and you will have to leave Italy before the expiry date of your visa.
The test of Italian is not necessary for:
a) students who obtained a Diploma in an Italian high-school abroad.
b) students holding one of the title released by the schools in the attachment n.2 of the ministerial circular.
c) students who obtained a final title of junior high-school in Argentina and hold complementary certificates that state they studied Italian language for at least 5 years.
d) students who obtained the Diploma in Italian language and culture at the “Università per Stranieri” of Perugia and Siena.
e) students who obtained the Italian language certification (level B2) issued by the CLIQ.
Stay permit request
Within the first eight days since the arrival in Italy with a “D” national type visa for Study, you will have to apply for the Stay Permit Request to the competent “Questura” (specific police office) of the city where you intend to establish your residence. The application can be submitted at the Post Office using the appropriate kit. When submitting the application, you will have to pay the related taxes and only after you will receive a notice of convocation through which you will be informed about the date when you will have to present yourself to the appropriate offices of the Questura, with photographs, to be exposed to fingerprint survey. If the application has to be integrated by additional documentation, you will be informed by SMS or a registered mail. You can check the status of your request on the police site or immigration portal.
The fiscal code is a 16-digit alphanumeric code, issued by the “Agenzia delle Entrate” for free, which uniquely identifies Italian and foreign citizens.
With the fiscal code you may:
- Enroll to an Italian University
- Open a bank account
- Sign a contract (rent, telephone contract, ect..)
- Register to the National Health System (SSN)
Citizens resident abroad may apply for it to the Italian Diplomatic Representation in the country of residence. In Italy, it has to be requested to the nearest "Agenzia delle Entrate" of the city where you live, instead. The following Agenzia delle Entrate Office is the closest to the University:
Roma 5 Tuscolano - Via di Torre Spaccata, 110
Telephone: 06 526061 Fax: 06 50763658
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:50 a.m to 1:30 p.m;
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
It is possible to consult all the information on the Agenzia delle Entrate website: http://www1.agenziaentrate.gov.it/english/
PLEASE NOTE: Aiming to facilitate the preparation of these documents, during the event “Welcome weeks” that will take place in the month of September, our University will be able to issue the fiscal code directly to you, thanks to the presence of the “Agenzia delle Entrate” operators. Also the University will support you in filling the form for the application for the residence permit.
Having a valid health insurance for Italian territory is extremely important to apply for the stay permit within the first 8 days from the arrival in Italy. In case the student doesn’t have an health insurance subscribed in his country and validated by an Italian Diplomatic Representation, he can choose between two options: either a private health insurance, or a voluntary registration to the SSN (National Health System).
- Verify what to do to register to the SSN
For all the information about it, please check the following website: http://www.salute.gov.it
What rights does the health insurance offer you?
The registration to the National Health System (SSN), which lasts a year, gives the student the opportunity to choose a reference doctor, who will take care of his health problems for free and will be able to prescribe drugs, examinations and any specialist visits exactly like with the Italian citizen.
Guide to the National Health System: The “Ministero della Salute” in collaboration with “Ministero dell’Interno” and “Istituto Nazionale Salute e Povertà” relized a project co-funded by the European Union to inform foreign citizens about the National Health System.
"InformaSalute" is the brochure created by this project that aims to guide the foreign citizen to the Health System.
White Code: healthcare for international students off-site. The University of Rome Tor Vergata is delighted to offer a new service that will guarantee the free access to the basic healthcare prior registration to the Italian National Healthcare (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale).
A clinic open on Mondays and Thursdays (14.00-16.00), located in the building of the UOSD of Occupational Medicine, 2nd floor of the General Hospital of the University.
Students can benefit from the following services with no need of appointment:
- Medical and physical examination
- EKG and blood pressure gauge
- Medical prescriptions (on behalf of the MD.), blood chemistris, instrumental analysis and specific examinations
- Certificate for sport and recreational activities