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Documents required for your stay EU


Codice fiscale (Tax code) is a tax identification number which is necessary to open a bank account, rent privately, buy a SIM card and apply for residence permit.

In order to get it, enrolled Students must:

a) require it to the Italian embassy during the visa application process or during the DoV request process


b) after enrollment, write an email to dp.pavia.utpavia@agenziaentrate.it with the following text:

“Gentilissimi, vi inoltro la mia richiesta di codice fiscale. Sono uno studente internazionale immatricolato presso l’Università di Pavia, numero di matricola xxxxx (specify your matriculation number). Allego il mio documento di identità , il modello AA4/8 compilato in lingua inglese. Molte grazie per l’attenzione, Cordiali saluti”

As well as attach to the email:

You will be emailed the Tax code in 5 working days.

It also possible to collect the stamped and signed paper version at Welcome Office in Via S.Agostino 1/a on Tuesday.
Access authorized only by appointment to be booked on this platform, please contact welcomeoffice@unipv.it first to check if the paper version is available.

Concerning Exchange Students, the Erasmus office will ask for the Tax Code directly to the Tax Office. Tax codes will be sent by mail to each student.


International students must cover the whole length of their studies in Italy with a Health Insurance.

Being covered by a Health Insurance is compulsory in order to apply for the Residence Permit.

EU students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) must bring their European Health Insurance Card (“TEAM”), which gives you access to immediate necessary care under the same conditions as Italian citizens.
In case of need, you can choose a general practitioner registered in this list.
In the section “Cerca medico” (“Search for a doctor”) click on “Comune” (“Municipality”) and choose “Pavia”. Once the doctor has been identified, an appointment must be made by calling the indicated phone number.

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