Permit of Stay (Permesso di Soggiorno)

To stay longer than the tourist time frame, which is 90 days, each sponsored dependent must obtain the following:

  1. To enter Italy: Requires no-fee passport with Italian Missione Visa
  2. To stay in Italy: Codice Fiscale and Soggiorno (both issued after arrival)

Official Passport and Visa Required

  • It is absolutely essential that prior to leaving your current assignment each sponsored dependent must have the mandatory required no-fee official passport that contains an Italian Missione Visa.
  • If the passport agent at your losing base gives you any different guidance, it is in error and they must refer to the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide.
  • DoD members and dependents cannot get a visa in Italy.
  • Without a visa, you cannot get a Soggiorno.
  • Without a Soggiorno, you cannot stay longer than 90 days.
  • Without a no-fee passport and visa, dependents must fly home at their expense to obtain them.

Bottom Line:

DO NOT LEAVE THE U.S. Without an Official No-Fee Passport and Visa!
DO NOT ENTER ITALY until the start date of your Visa

What is a Codice Fiscale?

A Codice Fiscale is like an Italian Social Security number. It allows you to sign up for services on the Italian economy like registering kids for Italian schools, signing up for sports, setting up utilities/internet and starting cell phone service.

How do you get one?

DoD members will receive a Codice Fiscale application at Wyvern Welcome for themselves and their sponsored dependents.

Bring copy of ID cards, no-fee passports, and fill out the form. Housing will collect completed applications/forms during Wyvern Welcome Housing Briefing, and will delivery to the Italian Government issuing Agency. Codice Fiscale will be ready for pick up the following week on Friday afternoon at Housing Office.

What is a Soggiorno?

A Soggiorno Permit is an authorization from the Italian Government granting non-military members permission to stay in the country for more than 90 days. It is required for ALL Civilians who do not have EU citizenship, REGARDLESS OF AGE, to include: Military Civilian Dependents, Civilian Employees and their Dependent’s, DoDDS, GS Employees, NAF Employees, Contractors, etc. The Soggiorno Permit takes the place of the Mission Visa. The Visa simply gets you into country on mission status, which allows you to apply for your Soggiorno.
You MUST report within 8 working days of entry to the Local Foreign Office Police (QUESTURA). This is done on base with the Soggiorno Liaisons as soon as you receive your Codice Fiscale. A Codice Fiscale is required for everyone 18 years of age and older; you will receive it
a week after you have attended Wyvern Welcome. On rare occasions due to travel, your time on station will already be more than 8 days. This is fine, but it is essential to schedule an appointment with our office as soon as you receive your Codice Fiscale. Do not delay in applying for a Soggiorno.

Common Mistakes

• Entering the EU Before your Mission Visa is Valid
• Departing the US Without Required Passports/Visa
• Neglecting to Apply for your Soggiorno as Soon as Possible.
• Crossing Borders Without a Valid Soggiorno After Arriving.
• Allowing your Soggiorno to Expire without Renewing
*All These Mistakes Can Lead to you or your Dependent(s) having to return to the US at your own Expense*

What Documents are Needed?

• Completed Soggiorno Application
• All Passports with Valid Mission Visa and Stamp from Entering the EU
• Codice Fiscale (18+ years old only)
• Copy Of Orders With Dependent(s) Listed / Contract of Employment and any Amendments
• Note: All Applicants Must be Present to Take Pictures

STEP 1Immediately after picking up your Codice Fiscale from the Housing Office, schedule an appointment to process your application. Everyone applying must be present.

STEP 2At the appointment you will have a face-to-face interview with the Soggiorno Liaison, turn in all documents, and take a photo for your Soggiorno. Everyone applying must be present.

STEP 3The Soggiorno will be available approximately 2-4 weeks after your appointment. The pick-up date will be announced on the day of your appointment. You must bring your Passports with you when you pick up.

Soggiorno Office Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri Closed: Noon – 1 p.m.
DSN/Comm: 632-4806 / 0434-30-4806
You Must Schedule an Appointment, No walk-in customers!