International Student Services
Link Campus University’s International Department offers assistance to foreign students wishing to study at Link Campus University.
The University has settled agreements with museums, libraries, transportation public services and restaurants to guarantee not only an enjoyable stay for the students but to ensure their comfort in the foreign city.
The International Department for incoming students offers information, advice, and assistance for the following:
- Accommodation Assistance;
- Assistance in requesting a Tax Code (Codice Fiscale) upon arrival;
- Assistance in requesting and booking appointments for Student Residence Permit (permesso di Soggiorno);
- Assistance in obtaining Healthcare Insurance;
- Opening a student bank account.
Tel +39 06 3400 6203
Tel +39 06 3400 6214
The International Incoming Department at Link Campus University will provide you with the forms and give you advice to correctly fill in the application form for requesting the Tax Code. Our Staff will assist you at each stage by going with you at the Agenzia delle Entrate where you will need to present your University enrollment letter and Passport for receiving the Tax code using AA4/8 form. On the request, you should correctly indicate your personal data and permanent residence.
The Tax Code in Italy is a means of identification for all citizens in relation with authorities and public administrations. It is composed of 16 alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers that represent your personal details: name, sex, date and place of birth).
The Tax Code is issued by the Agency of Revenue (Agenzia delle Entrate). Citizens who are entitled to health care assistance of the National Health Service System are also issued a Health Care card (which additionally contains on it the Tax Code).
In the event of loss or theft, you can ask for a new copy of the Tax Code at any Revenue Agency Office by presenting a declaration of loss or theft issued by the police together with a valid ID.
Our staff at Link Campus University will assist you with all the necessary paperwork for requesting the Student Residence Permit.
Immigration Office Appointment: You may book an appointment for applying for the Residence Permit at the local post office by presenting the necessary documents obtained from the International Office who will assist you in the necessary steps.
Assistance at the Police Immigration Office: On the day of the appointment our student's services team will accompany you to the Police Immigration Office in Rome.
If you are from a non-EU country and you intend to stay in Italy for more than 3 months, you must apply for a Residence Permit within 8 days of your arrival in Italy.
If you are an EU Citizen you may stay for up to 3 months in Italy with just a valid identification document issued by the government of your country. After 3 months from the date of entry.
You will need to include with your supporting documents the University Enrolment certificate, your health Insurance coverage, rental contract and bank statement for proof of means subsistence in relation to the stay in Italy.
Asking for a Residence Permit for study purposes
The forms for requesting the residence permit are in an envelope kit available at all post offices and on campus in the International Incoming Office: you can check on the portal www.portaleimmigrazione.it for the list of required documents.
The forms are to be filled in the appropriate spaces in capital letters with a black ink Pen. The request forms shall then be Presented in an open envelope at any post office.
Remember to bring with you to the post office your passport or other valid forms of identification.
The service costs 30 Euros, plus an approximate 27 Euros for the release of the electronic Residence Permit, which you will pay with a postal slip at the time of the request.
Once you have paid, the Post Office clerk will hand you the receipt with a time and date for your appointment at the Police Immigration Office.
On receiving the receipt, you will find two personal identification codes printed on it (user id and password), through which you can check the status of your application on the following website www.portaleimmigrazione.it, or the police website to see when your Residence Permit will be ready for pick up.
At the appointment at the Immigration Office bring with you four passport-size photographs with a white background, a copy of the documents you have already submitted together with the envelope kit, the original passport, and the receipts received at the Post office. During your appointment, they will proceed in taking your fingerprints.
Students belonging to the states of the European Union, the EEA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland
Students belonging to the European Union member states who do not transfer their residence in Italy can enjoy the health care thanks to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by the Health Institution of the country of origin. If you do not already possess one, you need to contact, preferably before departure, the issuing institution.
The TEAM card allows direct access to the National Health Service (for example, visiting a doctor, access to hospitals or health centres). The overall objective is to ensure that assistance will cover the duration of your stay. In any case, consider that the card does not cover any costs of private health care that are chargeable, and planned care for which it is necessary to be issued an S2 form by the competent institution of the country of origin.
In the case of transfer of residence in Italy, it is necessary to be issued an S1 form by the Health Institution of one’s own country, which gives the right to health care, equal to a Italian citizen, through compulsory membership of the National Health Service, to be performed at the relevant District Health Centre.
Students belonging to countries with which bilateral agreements apply
Students belonging to States with which the Convention of health coverage applies have health coverage through the National Health Service thanks to models for the temporary stay issued by the competent health institutions in their country of origin.
The following lists the states in the Convention and their relevant template to request:
- Australia – Medicare card (only valid for six months after entry in Italy);
- Brazil – form I/B 2;
- Croatia – form 111;
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro – form OBR 7;
- Principality of Monaco – form I/MC 8;
- Republic of San Marino – form I/SMAR 8.
These forms must be submitted before requesting health benefits, the Social Health District land which will release a module that must be shown whenever you need health care.
These models do not cover the costs of private care and health services, only allowing you to get relief, occurring during your stay in Italy, at public facilities or convention.
To get the scheduled treatment it is necessary to be authorized by your country, who will issue the appropriate model. As an alternative to the forms above, it is possible to make the voluntary registration to the Regional Health Service as set forth below.
Students belonging to Non-EU countries
Students from outside Europe must prove that they have health insurance valid at the time of the request of the permit.
Health care coverage can be obtained:
- Through a private insurance contract. The private insurance contract may be concluded in Italy or abroad with any insurance company that meets the following requirements:
- To be valid in Italy;
- Covers all risks of disease;
- To have a duration equal to the period of stay in Italy, with details of commencement and expiry dates;
- To include guidance on necessary procedures to be followed for a reimbursement request;
- To be lawfully translated into Italian when it regards policy stipulated in the country of origin;
- Tax Code;
- Through voluntary registration to the Regional Health Service. In this case, the student must go to the District Health Centre, along with:
- A copy of the Residence Permit or receipt of the submission of the application for a Residence Permit posted at the post office (a postal receipt);
- A receipt of payment of € 149.77 made to c/c n. postal c / 370007 payable to: Tesoreria Provinciale dello Stato, Regione Lazio (Provincial State Treasury, Lazio Region); regarding: “the National Health Service registration year …”
- Voluntary registration entitles you to health care equal to an Italian citizen, and is valid for the calendar year (1 January – 31 December) is not divisible and has no retroactive effect.