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Stay Permit Application and Renewal

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Stay Permit Application (Only for NON EU Students)

What is a Stay Permit?
The Stay Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) is a document that all non-European students will need to apply for in order to stay and study in Italy legally.
When do I have to apply for my Stay Permit?
The request for the Stay Permit must be done within 8 working days from your arrival in Italy. The Stay Permit will be issued by the local Police Headquarters - Immigration Office (Questura - Ufficio Immigrazione).
Who can help me with the application of my Italian Stay Permit?

You can book an appointment with the Campus Management and Front Office of the School (facilities@imtlucca.it) that will help you going through the application of the Stay permit.

Which documents do I need for the Italian Stay Permit request?
  • The request kit (available at the Post Office): it is an envelope containing the application form (Form 1 - Modello 1), to fill withyour general information and your Visa Information;
  • The Invitation letter sent to you by the School
  • A copy of all pages of your passport (except the blank pages)
  • Copy of the health insurance policy
  • Receipt of the postal bulletin (bollettino postale) of € 70,46 (cost of your Stay Permit card)
  • Duty stamp (marca da bollo) of € 16,00
Where do I hand in the Stay Permit application form?

You have to bring it to the Post Office, where they will give you a letter with the date and time of your appointment with the Immigration Office and a receipt with the credential (ID number and password) to enter the Questura's website in order to check the status of your Stay Permit request: https://questure.poliziadistato.it/stranieri/?mime=1&lang=english

How much do I have to pay at the Post Office in order to sent the Stay Permit request to the Immigration Office?
You have to pay € 30,00 to the Post Office for the expedition of the Stay Permit request to the Immigration Office. Therefore, the entire cost of the Stay Permit procedure will be € 116,46.
Where is the Immigration Office?
The local Police Headquarters - Immigration Office (Questura - Ufficio Immigrazione) is in: Via Montanara, 30 - 55100 Lucca  
What sould I bring with me on the day of the appointment at the Immigration Office

On that day, you will complete the process for the issuing of your Stay Permit and you will be fingerprinted too. You will need to bring with you the following documents:

  • The letter that the Post Office gave you with all the information about the meeting;
  • The postal receipts;
  • Your valid passport
  • 4 color passport-size photos on white background
  • The original documents that you have enclosed in the application kit.
Whe I will be able to collect my Stay Permit?
You will be able to collect your Stay Permit in one or two months. The Immigration Office will send you an SMS on your mobile telephone once ready.
For how long my Stay Permit is going to be valid?
Your first Stay Permit will last one year (the same duration of your Study Visa). It will be possible to apply for a 2 years Stay Permit only at your first renewal. 
If a Police Officer stops me in the street before I have got my Italian Stay Permit, what can I show to prove that I am legally staying in Italy?
You can show him/her the receipts given to you by the Post Office since they substitute the Stay Permit.
Can I send somebody else to collect my Stay Permit?
No, you cannot. It is a personal document that the Immigration Office can only hand in to you.

Renewal of the Stay Permit (Only for NON EU Students)

When do I have to renew my Stay Permit?

It is your responsibility to check the expiry date of your Stay Permit, and to contact the Campus Management and
Front Office of the School at least 60 days before the expiry date.
You can book an appointment with the Campus Management and Front Office of the School (facilities@imtlucca.it) that will help you out with it.

Do I need to apply for the Tax Identification Number? How much does it cost?- The request kit (available at the Post Office (Form 1 - Modello 1)
  • A copy of the Stay Permit to be renewed
  • A copy of all pages of your passport (except the blank pages)
  • A copy of the attendance certificate that you have to ask to PhD Higher and Education Office (phd@imtlucca.it)
  • Copy of the health insurance or payment receipt
  • Receipt of the postal bulletin (bollettino postale) of € 80,46
  • Duty stamp (marca da bollo) of € 16,00