As of 15th November, there is no need to visit an Italian town hall to get 14 certificates. Now they are available, without the tax stamp, through the Anagrafe system.
From 15 November, the new Anagrafe website allows Italian residents to download various official documents for free. There will also be no need to pay the marca da bollo tax stamp.
The documents range from residency papers to marriage certificates, removing the need to visit comune offices in person.
Access to the Anagrafe website is granted through a resident’s SPID credentials – Italy’s digital identity system for public administration. Alternatively, you can use your electronic identity card (Carta d’Identità Elettronica).
There are a total of 14 certificates available to download, either for yourself or a family member. The documents include birth, marriage, residence and citizenship certificates. Also available are family status documents, the Esistenza in vita cert, cohabitation agreements and civil union registry certificates. Furthermore, all of the documents are available in multilingual versions.
“First of a series of technological innovations”
Italian president Sergio Mattarella was the first person to use the new online system. It is accessible to both citizens living in Italy and those residing abroad.
Italy’s minister for technological innovation and digital transition, Vittorio Colao, hailed the Anagrafe portal as “the first of a series of technological innovations that the public administration will implement to improve everyone’s lives.”
However, as of the ‘go live’ date, 56 municipalities from 10 regions are not present in the system.
For full details (in Italian) see the ANPR website.