Italian Identification Number

The Italian Identification number (“codice fiscale”) is a card with a personal code that identifies each person within the Italian State. It can be issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority. It can also be issued directly by the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) in Messina. This identification number is necessary to open a bank account, buy an Italian sim card or rent a flat.

Information on how to obtain it can be found at:
 https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/wps/content/Nsilib/NSE/Individuals/Tax+identification+number+for+foreign+citizens/oreign+citizens/