Criminal Record Certificate in Italy

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Learn the types of Criminal Record Certificate in Italy and what they include.

The Italian criminal record (Casellario Giudiziale) is the national register containing data on judicial and administrative measures relating to specific individuals. It includes Records of Administrative sanctions and Pending Charges and is regulated by Art.24 DPR 313/02.

Table of contents

  1. The Four types of criminal certificates in Italy
  2. Cost and validity of Italian Criminal Certificates
  3. How to apply for an Italian Criminal Certificate
  4. Italian Criminal Certificates for use abroad
  5. EU Criminal Records
  6. How we can help you
  7. Book a call
  8. Get a quotation

1. The Four types of criminal certificates in Italy

According to the legislation, there are four types of criminal certificates in Italy.

General Criminal Records Certificates (Certificato Generale)

They contain all irrevocable Judge actions relevant to criminal, civil and administrative matters. General Criminal Records Certificates are usually for administrative use, migration, adoption, citizenship or work.

Criminal Certificates of Good Conduct (Certificato Penale)

They contain all irrevocable criminal judgments and are usually for administrative use or work.

Civil Certificates of Good Conduct (Certificato Civile)

It contains all irrevocable judgments aimed to limit the civil capacity of a person (disqualification, deprivation of civil rights). Furthermore, it contains all the judgments relevant to declarations of bankruptcy or expulsion measures.

Pending Charges Certificates (Certificato dei Carichi Pendenti)

The pending charges certificate contains all pending criminal proceedings. Pending charges means that the Judge still hasn’t taken irrevocable action. This certificate is usually for administrative use or work.

Italian nationals and foreign citizens can both apply for criminal certificates to prove their criminal record history in the country. The office in charge for issuing these criminal records in Italy is the Prosecutor’s Office of the Court.

Applicants can request the General Criminal Records Certificate, the Criminal Certificates and the Civil Certificates of Good Conduct to any Court in Italy.

On the other hand, the Pending Charges Certificate can only be applied for at the Court of the place where the applicant has the official residence.

2. Cost and Validity of Italian Criminal Certificates

An administrative fee of €3,92 applies to each certificate. Every 2 pages of the certificate requires a further tax stamp of €16. For urgent certificates, an additional fee of €3,92 applies. In some cases, including adoptions, work-related controversies, mandatory welfare and social assistance, Authorities can issue the certificate for free.

Regardless of their use, Italian Criminal Certificates have a validity of 6 months.

3. How to get an Italian Criminal Record Check

Below we summarize who can apply for the Italian Criminal Certificates, where and how to apply.

3.1 Who can request the certificates

Italians, as well as foreigners who live or have resided in Italy, can apply for criminal certificates to prove their criminal record history in the country. The office in charge for issuing these criminal records in Italy is the Prosecutor’s Office of the Court.

The interested party, or a delegate, must submit the request with a valid identity document through a dedicated form.

3.2 Where to apply for the Italian Criminal Record Certificate

Regardless of the place of birth or residence, applicants can request the General Criminal Records Certificate, the Criminal Certificates and the Civil Certificates of Good Conduct to any Court in Italy.

On the other hand, the Pending Charges Certificate can only be applied for at the Court of the place where the applicant has the official residence.

Applicants can access an online booking service, but active only for some offices and certificates. Citizens can collect the booked certificate at the local office, by providing the application form or the booking number.

The online service allows citizens to:

  • select the local office of interest
  • find information about its services:
    • opening hours;
    • certificates to book;
    • issuance modalities;
  • confirm the selected office.

3.2.1 Booking modalities

In order to book an appointment through the online service, applicants shall follow these steps:

  1. Select the urgency of the certificate, as well as,
    • Type of certificate
    • Number of copies
    • Payment exemption (if applicable)
  2. Add personal data, like
    • Place of residence
    • ID document number
    • Email address
    • Proxy (if needed)

Once the reservation is completed, applicants will receive a confirmation email with the booking number and the fee due.

Should applicants not collect the certificates within 30 days from the reservation, the application is automatically cancelled.

4. Italian Criminal Certificates for use abroad

4.1 EU countries

Italian citizens who need to prove no criminal charges to EU Institutions can attach a multilingual standard form to their criminal records. The form has a standard and editable section, with the latter containing Country-specific data. The language of the form must be the official language of the destination Country.

Applicants can get the form online or at the competent office in charge: in this case, the officer will date, sign and stamp the form.

4.2 Non-EU countries

The regulations in 4.1 do not apply to documents issued by, or to be provided to non-EU Countries. In this case, in order to submit the certificates to Foreign Authorities, applicants must apply for the legalization of documents.

5. The EU criminal record

Prosecutor’s Offices also issue EU criminal certificates. The EU criminal record certificate from the European Criminal Record Information System ECRIS attest the sentences charged in the EU (including the UK, but excluding Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Greece) to an Italian citizen.

On the other hand, non-Italian citizens may require Legal information about final criminal convictions, which states all the criminal convictions issued by all Member States.

How we can help you get your documents legalized

Arletti & Partners can support you in obtaining an Apostille or a standard legalization stamp on your documents. The process can be summarized in few steps.

Submit your request

  1. Studio A&P replies within 1 business day from your request through our contact form; you will receive a dedicated quotation with timeline and costs needed;
  2. The legalization process starts the same day the quotation is accepted, by paying the quotation fee (through paypal or wire transfer).
 

The Legalization process

  1. First, you have to send the original documents to Studio A&P (in some cases, however, copies of the documents are enough);
  2. After receiving the documents, we will deposit them on your behalf at the competent authorities’ offices;
  3. Finally, once they are ready, Studio A&P sends you back the legalized documents.
 

The timing for apostille a document is around one week, depending on the province.

On the other hand, the timing for the consulate legalization, instead, is around two weeks, depending on the competent consulate.

Conditions of Payment

  1. Full reimbursement 100% if the service is cancelled during the same day;
  2. Reimbursement of 30% after the notification of commencing the legalization process.
 

DHL courier and delivery costs depend on the destination from Italy and are excluded from the quotation.

Please Note: fees for legalization of documents vary based on your needs. Prices start from a minimum of €100,00 and increase based on:

  • Your Country;
  • Translation;
  • Type of document;
  • and other.

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