If you need to apply, in Italy, for a historical residence certificate you need this guide!
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The historical residence certificate testifies to all the applicant’s residential addresses in the municipality where the application is made.
To make the application, knowledge of the holder’s personal data is generally required, such as name and surname, place and date of birth and tax code, if any.
It is also important to know that if you need to present this document abroad, you will need to request an apostille or legalisation, depending on whether or not the country in question adheres to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961.
There are specific exemptions regarding the apostille and legalisation, which depend on the regulations and international conventions signed by Italy and the country where the document is to be used.
For example: according to Regulation (EU) 2016/1191, public Italian deeds and documents concerning domicile and/or residence with relative authenticated copies, which are to be enforced in the Member States of the European Union, do not need an apostille or legalisation.
The aforementioned regulation applies to public documents issued by the authorities of a Member State that are to be presented to authorities in another Member State.
It is also useful to know that in regards to a translation, you can present a standard multilingual form. This form, which must be requested from the municipality issuing the residence certificate, ensures that you do not need a translation.
You should apply for the historical residence certificate to the applicant’s municipality of residence or to the last municipality of residence in Italy.
If you are not sure to which municipality you should apply, we advise you to check on the “Comuni Italiani” website, http://www.comuni-italiani.it/ (this is in Italian only), where you will find a list of municipal offices divided into regions and provinces. Under each province you will find the respective municipalities and a wealth of information such as contact details and websites.
Applications for this certificate should be presented to the relevant municipal offices, either in person or via delegated proxy, email, or post.
Currently, unlike the residence certificate there is no online issuing facility for the historical residence certificate.
Our research engine contains guides on how to apply for a historical residence certificate in the main Italian municipalities (in Italian only).
Anyone who needs to prove a person’s residence can apply for the historical residence certificate, as long as they know the applicant’s personal details.
In general, the costs for obtaining a historical residence certificate include payment of the revenue duty stamp (generally you need to buy a EUR 16.00, VAT-exempt revenue duty stamp), and/or the postage costs if you would like to receive the document by post, and if the relevant municipality provides this service.
We would also like to remind you that you can rely on us for all your paperwork: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will handle your application for the historical residence certificate and any necessary translations or legalisation!
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