Certificate of permanent residence for EU citizens
The Union citizens who have resided legally and for a five years’ continuous period in Italy acquire the right of permanent residence, which is not subject to the conditions laid down in the articles 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Legislative Decree n. 30/2007.

At the request of the interested party, the municipality where the EU citizen resides issues a certificate which certifies its condition of holder of the right of permanent residence (see SCHEDA 10).

The continuous legal residence can be proved by holding uninterruptedly a residence certificate for a five years’ continuous period.

The continuity of residence is not affected by:
  • temporary absences (less than 6 months a year)
  • longer absences for compulsory military service
  • a 12 consecutive months’ absence for important reasons such as pregnancy and childbirth, serious illness, work, vocational training or a posting to another country.
The continuity of residence is broken by any expulsion decision against the person concerned.

Anyway, the right of permanent residence shall be lost through absence from the host Member State for a period exceeding two consecutive years.

There are some exemptions in favour of the workers (and their family) who have ceased their occupational activity in Italy or who find themselves in special conditions (e.g. old age, sudden occurrence of a permanent incapacity to work or other reasons).

The Article 15 of the Legislative Decree n. 30/2007 provides for the possibility to begin to accrue the right of permanent residence before five years: in this case it is necessary to speak to the Bureau.
Ultimo aggiornamento: 07/01/2013
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