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Italian Residence Permit

If you need a visa to stay in Italy, remember that you will also have to apply for an Italian residence permit within 8 days after arriving in our country. A residence permit is indeed required when a foreigner stays in Italy for longer than three months.
The InterMaths team will assist you with preparing all the required documentation, which includes a couple of forms to be filled in and, among others:

A full copy of your passport (every single page, cover included)

A copy of your health insurance card

Accommodation proof

Financial proof

Enrolment certificate

All you need to do is visit any Italian post office and withdraw the required form known as "kit permesso di soggiorno" ("soggiorno" sounds like "sojjorno"). Then, bring it to campus and we'll fill it in together!
All the required documents will have to be put in an envelope and submitted to the L'Aquila police station ("questura" sounds like "kuestura") through any Italian post office (you may drop it at any post office, not necessarily the ones in L'Aquila, but the envelope must be addressed to the L'Aquila Questura, as it's the one in charge of the place where you're going to live and study).
At the end of the submission, the clerk at the post office will hand you out three receipts, which will be considered as your temporary residence permit (always carry a copy with you whenever you're around and drop one to our Registrar's Office to confirm your enrolment).
On such receipts you'll also find the date and time of the appointment fixed for you at the L'Aquila police station (Questura) to complete the rest of the required procedures, which includes an interview for fingerprints (carry with you passport & ID photos). Eventually, you'll be summoned for another appointment to collect your final (plastic) permit card - the one you can see on this page.
The whole process will be complete in approximately 2 months (it could even take longer) and will cost you around 120 euros.