On your arrival - Bilateral Agreements

  Step 1: SASSA service

Upon your arrival, the first step will be at the SASSA Service, the office in charge of students' accommodation and canteens, where you will receive the student card/badge. If you stay in a private apartment, you must still go to the SASSA Service upon your arrival.

After you have collected the badge, you will receive via email the Certificate of Arrival, attesting the start date of your Erasmus+ mobility in Padua.

SASSA Service – ESU Padova
via Tiepolo, 48 – 35129 PADOVA
Phone +39 049 7927306
Fax: +39 049 7800187
E-mail: sassa@esu.pd.it
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm; Monday and Wednesday also 3-6pm Please note that, due to the Covid-19 emergency, the SASSA service is open by appointment only (you will be emailed with instructions on how to make an appointment).

  Step 2: Enrolment

You should be enrolled before your arrival, please remember that your temporary numeric username to access Uniweb will change into the student username after your enrolment. The new username will be "name.surname@studenti.unipd.it" (as in your ID/passport and as registered in Uniweb). If your temporary numeric username stops working it might mean that you have been enrolled, so you can access with the new student username.

The password you set during the first activation of the account will remain the same after you are enrolled, but it expires every 3 months.

  Step 3: University's insurance and enrolment tax

You will be required to pay an enrolment fee of €24.50 covering the insurance costs (€8.50) and the revenue stamp for enrolment (€16.00). This is mandatory for all students enrolling at the University of Padua, even if already covered by other private or national insurance.

UNIPD insurance covers any accidents that may occur on the way from your house to university, while attending lectures or having your meal in an ESU canteen.

You can pay the € 24.50 fee without extra charge through PagoPA,a payment method which guarantees safe and reliable electronic payments to the public administration. To make the payment, access your personal Uniweb page and click on ‘Right to university studies, disability, disclosure, summer courses’ > Payments’. For further information on how to pay via PagoPA: https://www.unipd.it/en/pagopa

  Step 4: Residence permit for non-EU citizens

(Please also refer to the detailed Guide sent by email by the Mobility Desk).

The residence permit application must be processed within 8 working days (from Monday to Friday, counted starting from the day after the arrival in Italy). If you must quarantine for 14 days, the 8 days start after the end of the quarantine period.

The Mobility Unit will contact after your arrival and will tell you how to get in contact with SAOS Desk to start the procedure.

Student must gather all the following required items:

  1. 4 passport format pictures
  2. 1 “marca da bollo” (revenue stamp) of 16,00 Euro, to be bought at a tobacconist
  3. Insurance: photocopy of the policy/certificate. An acceptable medical insurance for Italian residence permit must provide evidence of a national office based in Italy to be contacted in case of emergency. Students should be aware that the insurance used to obtain the visa may not comply with the requirements of the insurance for residence permit
  4. Confirmation of arrival: the Mobility Desk will provide by email this document stating the arrival date and the duration of the stay, required for the residence permit application
  5. Photocopy of all the written pages of the passport (the main page and all the pages with visas/stamps)
  6. Accommodation contract/hospitality declaration: all students who stay in the University’s residence halls will sign a contract upon arrival at SASSA Service (“Atto di accettazione alloggio”): a photocopy of the document will be included in the blue folder for residence permit application purposes. Students who chose a private accommodation, should include in their application either a photocopy of the signed contract or the “Dichiarazione di ospitalità” (declaration of hospitality), which has to be sent by the landlord to the Immigration office no later than 48 hours after the student moved in the apartment;
  7. "Codice fiscale” (tax code): this document will be provided by email by the Mobility Desk.

Once the application for residence permit is ready, students are requested to personally send the envelope at a Post Office (“Poste Italiane”). The cost of the residence permit application, to be paid at the Post Office, is around 100,00 Euro.

The Post Office will issue 3 receipts that are the proof of application for the residence permit and that contain the following information:

  • a sheet with the date of the appointment at the Immigration Office for the fingerprints;
  • the receipt of payment of the application;
  • a sheet containing a “username” and a “password”, which allow to check the status of the residence permit at the following website.

Students should take care of these 3 sheets as they attest the regular stay in italy until the police office issues the actual residence permit card (it is recommended to keep a photocopy in the wallet and to keep the original ones at home).
Once all the aforementioned procedures are completed, non-EU citizens are required to hand in or send by email the proof of the application for the residence permit to the International Office (elisa.zambon@unipd.it). Should the documents be sent by email, a colour scanned copy or a picture of each one of the 3 sheets received by the Post Office is required.

  Step 5: Welcome Days

The Welcome Days are a 4-day event addressed to all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme and to all Degree-seeking international students. They usually take place at the beginning of each semester and the participation is mandatory for all students.

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