You are here

Registration at the Municipality "Ufficio Anagrafe" (Only for EU Students)

What is the registration at the Municipality "Ufficio Anagrafe"?

If you are an EU citizen, as of April 11, 2007, you are allowed to move without restrictions int Italy without applying for a Stay Permit. During the first 3 months of your stay, you have no requirements to meet if you have a valid identity document. After 90 days of uninterrupted stay in Italy, you have to register with the Municipality Registry Office of the city where you have your housing (Comune di Lucca - "Ufficio Anagrafe").

Who can I contact in order to register at the Municipality "Ufficio Angagrafe"?

You can contact the Campus Management and Front Office of the School ( for an appointment, that is in charge of the procedure to fulfill this legal obligation.

Which documents does the Campus Management and Front Office need in order to help me with the registration?
  • Copy of your passport;
  • Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale)
  • IMT Attendance Certificate - released by the PhD and Higher Education Office ( This document declares that you are an IMT student, states that you are a scholarship recipient and that you have the accommodation provided by the School.
  • Health Care and Insurance valid for a solar year (it is preferable to be enrolled to the Local NHS because the Municipality requires health coverage different from the EHIC Card).
Once I am registered at the Municipality "Ufficio Anagrafe", can I say that I am "Residente"?

Yes , you can. This will automatically imply the change of your residence from your home country to Italy and all the fiscal consequences.

What is the difference between "Domicilio" and "Residenza"?

"Domicilio" is the place where the person has established his principal place of business and interests.
"Residenza" is identified as the place of habitual residence.
e.g: You have the "Residenza" in your country/region of origin and when you start your PhD Program, you will have the "Domicilio" in Lucca (Piazza San Francesco, 19)