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To access the Online Services, you must be in possession of a PIN issued by the Institute; if you do not have them you can request it [1] here, or by calling the Contact Center

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Required Documents[edit]

  • If the application is made by a legal representative, must be accompanied by a document that demonstrates the power of representation.
  • If the request is sent to INPS by post, fax or e-mail please include a copy of an identity document of the applicant.
  • If the application is made by a delegate, must be accompanied by a delegation or of the mandate with which it expressly authorizes INPS to receive the request and issue a receipt; such acts must be accompanied by a photocopy of the document identity of the person and the person appointed will have to show an identification document.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Institute of Social Security
via Cyrus the Great, 21
00144 - Rome
Phone: 065905 3486
Fax: 0695066670
For data requests, interviews and documentation:
Phone: 065905 5085
Fax: 0695066670

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Employers, self-employed workers or authorized representatives


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]


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Sample Documents[edit]

Various Forms

Sample Certificate of Coverage

Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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  • If you are an employee, your employer must request a Certificate of Coverage from an Italian Agency.
  • If you are self employed, you must request a Certificate of Coverage by yourself.
  • Please note that all applications for services of the Institute shall be submitted exclusively by electronic means.
  • To access the Online Services, you must be in possession of a PIN issued by the Institute; if you do not have them you can request it here, or by calling the Contact Center

Required Information[edit]

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Tax code
  • Citizenship
  • Resident
  • Street address
  • Telephone
  • Email address
  • Cell phone
  • Province
  • State
  • Country

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Need for the Document[edit]

The certificate of coverage is proof that an employee, an employer, or a self-employed worker is subject to Italian legislation and is exempt from contributing to the social security system of the host country with which Italy has an effective agreement.

Information which might help[edit]

The certificate of coverage is valid for the period shown on the document. If there is any change in employment status or if an employee or self-employed worker returns to Italy before the date shown on the certificate of coverage issued by National Institute of Social Security, please notify the Social Security Unit.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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It is recommended that you request a certificate as soon as you know that a worker will be working temporarily outside of Italy. You can get a certificate of coverage at National Institute of Social Security.