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What is a self-certification?

A self-certification is a declaration the person concerned writes and signs in his/her own interest regarding personal details and facts which he/she uses in his/her  dealing with the Public Administration or providers of public services. In dealing with a private person, acceptance of self-certification is at the latter’s discretion.

Since 1st January 2012 new rules concerning certificates and equivalent declarations came into force (art. 15 of the law n. 183/2011). Since then certificates are valid only among private citizens relations while all the Public Administration offices cannot ask or receive such certificates which must be replaced with self-certifications.

Rules on self-certifications apply to all the Italian and European Union citizens as well to non-EU nationals who are legally resident in Italy to the limited extent of the details and facts that can be verified and certified in Italy by Public Service. 

For further information please visit the website of the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry.