SAOS - International Office

Please notice that, pursuant to art.9, DL 2/03/2020 n.9,

  1.  Questura Immigration office will be closed from 11/03/2020 to 05/04/2020. During this time, nobody can be received by Questura immigration office.
  2. All renewal terms are suspended until 03/04/2020; therefore, no renewal of residence permit will be done during this period.
  3. SAOS office will work mainly by smart working. We will answer you only  by mail

For student and researcher:  Please remember to renew your residence permit 90 days before the expiration               
SAOS  - International Relations Office palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova

Please start your renewal procedure 90 days before
Please attach your residence permit and postal receipt

IMPORTANT NOTICE: if you are newly arrived, please remember to send your application within the first 8 working days. take care to be covered by an health insurance while in italy!

Please notice that release and renewal of residence permit will also be done in  Aula Didattica, Palazzo dello Storione, Galleira Storione, 13 on the following dates: February 19, march 05 and 10 , april 21.
Please write an email to: to book a place!

On the same dates ( February 19, march 05 and 10 , april 21), Saos front Office will be closed.
For urgent matter, please wirte to:       

Guest Satisfaction Survey:

SAOS is a welcome desk of the International Relations Division, which assists incoming international students and scholars (researchers, visiting professors, experts) in organising and completing the most important procedures for their legal stay in Italy:

  • entry and stay in Italy
  • residence permit: first application, renewal and transfer/conversion
  • family reunification
  • public health assistance

Thanks to a special agreement with the Immigration Office of the local Police Station, SAOS provides support during the application process for residence permit.

It also gives general information on public and private services offered by the city and within the University, and keeps in touch with the local Employment Department and the Sportello Unico/UTG Padova, where foreign workers submit all the papers needed for them to settle their working status.

SAOS Desk offers specific support to University Departments willing to host foreign researchers for a working period.

Professors, researchers and staff may request an appointment with SAOS Desk. This service is not available for students and PhD candidates, who can visit SAOS Desk during opening hours.


SAOS - Servizio Accoglienza Ospiti Stranieri

Palazzo Bo, via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 827 3077, fax +39 049 827 3203
Front office: by appointment only, to be arranged by email