The first thing you need to do on moving to Milan as a foreigner is apply for an Italian tax code (“codice fiscale”). You will need this to do absolutely anything here, even buy a phone. You can get a codice fiscale from the Agenzia delle Entrate. The Agenzia delle Entrate office is based in Milan’s town centre is Via della Moscova n.2 (Tel:026367921) near Piazza della Reppublica metro station. At the Agenzie delle Entrate, you will be given a number and a form to fill in with your personal details and your new Italian address.
EU citizens, do not forget to take a photocopy and the original of a valid ID document with you. Non EU citizens will need a photocopy and the orginal of one of the following documents: a) passport with a Visa or other document issued by the Italian authorities; b) a certificate issued by your consulate or embassy in Italy verifying who you are (with a recent photograph); c) a valid permit to stay in Italy or d) an Italian ID card. Once your request has been processed you will be assigned a tax code number.
Newborns are automatically assigned a tax code when their birth is registered by a parent with the relevant Municipality.
TIP MAKE SURE YOU GO EARLY AS NUMBERS RUN OUT QUICKLY AND YOU RISK A WASTED JOURNEY. ALSO BRING SOMETHING TO READ AND DRINK WITH YOU AS YOU WILL PROBABLY BE IN FOR A LONG WAIT.
See also Carta Regionale di Servizi section.