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Visa and Police Registration



Foreigners that are NOT EU citizens and intend to come to Italy, may enter and sojourn in Italy only when in possession of a valid passport (or another travel document recognized as valid by the Italian government) and, if required, a Visa issued in their home country by the Italian Embassy.

Please, contact the Italian Embassy in your country and check if you need a Visa. The Italian Embassy will provide you direct assistance in applying for Visa.

You should contact the Italian Embassy well in advance, before your arrival in Macerata, in order to obtain the Visa in time.

The IRO office of the University of Macerata will provide you with a letter of acceptance, when asked and after filling your application form on-line, only if necessary for your Visa application.


Please, note that the  NON-EUROPEAN students coming from a European University who will stay in Italy for more than 3 consecutive months do not longer need to apply for a residence permit within 8 days from their arrival in Italy but only need to fill in a Declaration of Presence for the Police headquarters in Macerata. To fill in the Declaration of Presence, the students will need to attach a copy of their residence permit issued by the European country where they study.

Please, note that the NON-EUROPEAN students coming from an Extra UE bilateral Agreement, who will stay in Italy for more than 3 consecutive months must apply for a E.U. Residence Permit for Study Reasons within 8 days from their arrival in Italy.

The application form is to be filled in with the support of "Patronati": local unions offering free advice and social assistance to workers and non-European citizens. The list of the local unions offering free support is available on:

Click on “Ricerca struttura" (left side) and select in the drop-down menu: Struttura PATRONATO / Provincia MACERATA / Comune MACERATA / Cap 62100. You must make an appointment with one of these local unions, within 8 days of your arrival in Italy.

The students coming in the framework of Erasmus or Bilateral Agreements, can refer to one of the contacts listed below:

1. INCA – CGIL, Emanuela Cingolani

T. +39 0733 245711; +39 0733 245711 ; F: +39 0733 231754

Opening hours:

- every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

in CGIL offices, based in Via Garibaldi, n. 77 (hold town), Palazzo Torri, 62100 Macerata (in front of the pharmacy);
- the other days, by appointment arranged by phone, in INCA – CGIL offices, based in Via di Vittorio, n.1, Piediripa, Macerata.

How to arrive: BUS NUMBER: 7 or 8 , STOP NAME: "CINEMA MULTIPLEX".

2.  CISL, Samuel Kunun (Sammy) Tel.: 0733/407511 Cell. 339/7892960

ANOLF CISL, via Ghino Valenti 27, Macerata T.  +39 0733 4975204   F.  +39 0733 4075222  @:

INAS CISL, Via Ghino Valenti 35, Macerata T.  +39 0733 4075276,259,262,267  F. + 39  0733 4075261

Opening hours:

Monday:  ore 9.00-12.30, 16.00-19.00

Tuesday: ore 9.00-13.00

Wednesday: ore 9.00-13.00

Friday: ore 9.00-13.00 / 16.00-19.00

Saturday: ore 9.00-12.00

3. ACLI Macerata

62100 MACERATA - Piazza G. Mazzini 42

T. +39 0733/230611 F. +39 0733 274397 @

Opening hours:




09:00–13:00, 15:00–18:00






09:00–13:00, 15:00–18:00




Please present the following documents to the local union, on the day of your appointment, to apply for your residence permit:

  1. The acceptance letter issued by the University of Macerata received to apply for the Visa before your departure.
  2. Certificate issued by the University of Macerata. If you are an exchange/erasmus student, you get this certificate when you register with the International Relations Office.
  3. A copy of your passport or another valid travel document bearing an entry visa, if required.
  4. Copy of your Health insurance valid in the Italian territory for the period of your stay in Italy.
  5. Copy of the tax code (codice fiscale) to be done in the Agenzia delle Entrate, Via Pannelli, 1 62100 Macerata.
  6. Copy of the accommodation declaration or of the contract of rent in Macerata.
  7. Copy attesting the possession of an income necessary to live in Macerata
  8. 4 recent and identical passport-size photographs with a white background.

After you have filled out the application form, you must hand it in at Macerata's Central Post Office (via Gramsci, 44; tel: 0733 2730530733 273053 ). Refer to the counter providing the 'Sportello Amico' service.


To apply for your residence permit, you will have to pay:

  • € 16.00 for the electronic revenue stamp. This stamp is called a "marca da bollo" and is sold in shops called "Tabaccherie";
  • € 30.00 when posting your registered letter;
  • € 107.50 (to be paid using a pre-printed paying-in slip at the cost of € 2.00) to get the electronic residence permit for a duration of ONE year.


At the post office you will get a receipt, replacing the "receipt slip" that was formerly handed to applicants by the Immigration Office (Questura). The registered post receipt together with the original of your expired residence permit or Visa, if it is the first issue, will allow you to travel to your own country in specific periods of the year as determined and regulated by the immigration authorities.

Upon submitting your application to the post office counter you will receive a slip asking you to report to the Questura on a given date (after approximately 15 days), bringing your photographs. If this is your first time in Italy, you will also be fingerprinted.

While the request for residence permit is pending

All the non-European students asking for residence permit for the first time for study reasons are not allowed to travel outside the territory of Italy while their request is still pending. For further information, visit the following webpage provided by the Italian State Police:


Check on the Police website if your residence permit is ready, entering the file number or the registered mail code, which you received at the post office:

If your residence permit is ready, you can go and collect it at the Immigration Office.

The electronic residence permit is a magnetic card similar to a credit card which contains a microchip and a machine-readable magnetic stripe in which the card holder's personal details, photograph and fingerprints are stored in digital format.



Via Prezzolini nr. 4 – zona San Francesco
+39 0733 2541+39 0733 2541 (general number); +39 254663 (Fax)
+39 0733 254662+39 0733 254662 (U.R.P. Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico – Public Relations Office)
Office hours: Monday to Friday:  9.00 a.m./11.00 a.m.


You can reach Via Prezzolini nr. 4 with the following buses:

Bus number 3, 4 and circolare C, stopping in Via Prezzolini.

Bus number 10, 12, stopping in Via Roma (you will have to walk for 5 minutes to reach Via Prezzolini)

You can check their schedule on:

The bus ticket is 1,00 euro. You can buy it:
1) at the AMP customer service desk (via Pannelli,1 – 3 minutes away walking from the International relations Office)
2) in news agent’s called Tabaccherie


For further information you can refer to the following websites: