Enrolment of Children in an Italian School

How to complete the enrolment process...

Under Italian law, Italian schools have to accept all children under the age of 18 even if the necessary documents have not all been provided. In this instance the enrolment is "a temporary enrolment", until the parents or guardian have been able to produce the necessary documentation. During this time they have to produce a written proof of intention to substitute the missing documents.

Necessary documents for enrolment

  • Birth certificate (translated)
  • Residence Permit (Permesso di Soggiorno) for the parent/guardian and child
  • Proof of immunization for polio, diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B
  • Proof of identity
  • Passport photos
  • Family Status Certificate (Stato di Famiglia), which can be obtained from the local registry office (anagrafe) if the person is a resident or if application has been made for residency
  • Translation of the home country's school curriculum to enable the school to properly place the child

Registration can be done at the school or at the school registry office (anagrafe scuole stali). Primary and secondary school registrations can be done online. 

For details visit the Ministry of Education website