Certificate of Enjoyment of Political and Civil Rights Guide

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What is it?

The Certificate of Enjoyment of Political and Civil Rights (Certificato di godimento dei diritti politici e civili) is a document that ascertains that a person has not been deprived of their civil and political rights.

Who needs it?

This document is usually required by those applying for Italian citizenship or for certain specific employment or licensing needs.


  1. Start by going to the official website of your local municipality or the prefecture depending on your province of residence.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Services’ or ‘Certificates’ section.
  3. Select ‘Request for Certificate of Enjoyment of Political and Civil Rights’.
  4. Fill out the application form with the necessary personal information.
  5. After completing the online form, you will likely need to make an appointment to present your documents and verify your identity in-person.
  6. Attend the appointment with your required documents.

Required Documents

  • A valid piece of identification showing full legal name and place/date of birth.
  • Proof of residence.
  • Additional documentation may be required depending on your individual circumstances and local regulations.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

Issuance of the certificate may take between 7 to 14 days. An expedited service may be available but could entail additional charges. Please, keep in mind that exact requirements and procedures can vary depending on the province and town, it’s recommended to check the official website or contact your local authority for the most reliable guidance.


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