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Criminal and civil records verification and certificates of pending charges

Italian citizens and foreigners living abroad must apply directly to the Procura della Repubblica - Casellario Giudiziale in Rome, to obtain a general, civil or criminal records verification, and to the Procura della Repubblica - Casellario Giudiziale of their last place of residence in Italy, to obtain certificates of pending charges.

The complete address of the Procura della Repubblica in Rome is as follows:

        Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di Roma
        Casellario Giudiziale
        Piazzale Clodio
        00195 ROMA
        email:
casellario.procura.roma@giustizia.it
        tel: +39 06 38704009

For an updated list of the other Procure della Repubblica, as well as their addresses, please consult: http://www.giustizia.it/giustizia/it/mg_4.wp?facetNode_1=3_2&selectedNode=3_2_13

List of the required documents:

1. An application form indicating the person's full name (foreigners are asked to distinguish their surname from their name, and to ensure that they print clearly and legibly), date and place of birth, place of residence in Italy (this is required only for certificates of pending charges). The form must be signed by the applicant and must indicate the type of document which is being requested. Please note that the following forms are only in Italian. No reason needs to be given for the request.

2. A copy of the applicant's valid photo ID or birth certificate, in order to prevent unauthorized requests.

3. The fee must be paid in Canadian dollars and its amount is as follows:

  • General certificate: Euro 18.16 (Euro 14.62 for government stamp duties and Euro 3.54 for administrative charges) + Euro 1.60 for postage (first-class mail).
  • General certificate for emigration purposes in relation to work or scholarships (not subject to the government stamp duties of Euro 14.62), civil or criminal certificate: Euro 3.54 + Euro 1.60 for postage (first-class mail).
  • Pending charges certificate: Euro 3.54 + Euro 1.60 for postage (first-class mail).

Fees must be paid only by international money order, made out to the Procura della Repubblica di Roma - Casellario Giudiziale if you are applying for a general, criminal or civil records verification or to the Procura della Repubblica di ... (city within whose jurisdiction the applicant resided before leaving Italy) - Casellario Giudiziale if you are applying for a certificate of pending charges.

PLEASE NOTE: Some Procure request, in addition to the 3.54 Euro, the payment of bank fees which may vary. We suggest to contact the Procura to know the exact amount of the money order or to send a money order of at least 25 Canadian dollars, which are sufficient to cover such expenses.

PROXY: The request can also be presented through a delegate. In this case, you should fill in the proxy form and attach it to the request, along with a copy of the delegate's ID.

FORMS AND FAQ:
• Certificate from the Judicial Records Register
• Pending charges certificate

Proxy form
• Pending charges information
FAQ casellario giudiziario


Bringing pets to Italy

New legislation (n. 998/2003/EC) regulating animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets) within the European Union Member States came into effect on October 2, 2004.

According to the new regulations, in order to bring animals into Italy from third countries, including Canada, it is mandatory to obtain a European Community veterinary certificate (see applicable form – MOD. (5a)) for each pet that is to be introduced into the Member States. The new format of the certificate was approved by Commission Decision 2004/203/EC on February 18, 2004 and all subsequent amendments.

The document provides that all pets must:

a) be identifiable by a clearly readable tattoo or an electronic identification system (transponder/microchip), indicating the pet owner's name and address;

b) have a valid vaccination against rabies.

Pets brought to Italy from Canada are not subject to tick or echinococcus treatments. It is also not necessary to subject animals coming specifically from Canada to the rabies serological test (Annex II, Section C of the 998/2003/EC regulation). In the initial phase, pet owners will be allowed, notwithstanding the existing provisions of the new law (Commission Decision 2004/301/EC), to bring in pets with a differently formatted veterinary certificate, provided that all the newly required information is indicated (in accordance with law n. 998/2003/EC law), that the certificate was issued prior to October 1, 2004, and that the vaccination validity date on the certificate is still current. Additional information is available on the web site of the Italian Ministry of Health.

It is possible to bring to Italy up to a maximum of five pets as long as they are included in the following list:

Birds (small birds with the exception of parrots, please check below), dogs, cats, fish (small), common frogs, common reptiles, rodents (except for rabbits and hares), common lizards and green lizards, and small turtles.

Pets may be brought to Italy only if accompanied by their owner/s and if they have a valid health certificate (download the veterinary certificate) issued by a certified veterinarian in the country of origin. The issue date on the certificate should not exceed 30 days prior to the departure date. The certificate does not need to be authenticated or certified by this Consulate General, however, it must be signed by the Veterinary Inspector General of the Province of residence.

Parrots:
Travellers may bring with them to Italy a maximum of 2 parrots for the larger species or a maximum of 4 parrots for the smaller species, provided that they have a certificate of origin and health attesting that there were no cases of psittacosis in the previous 12 months within a radius of 15 miles from the place of origin.

Dogs:
Please keep in mind that in Italy it is mandatory to use:

• a muzzle for dogs walking in the street or any other open space without a leash; and
• a muzzle and a leash for dogs in public places and on public transportation (art. 83 of D.P.R. (Presidential Decree) n. 320/54 of the Veterinary Police Regulations).

This certificate, issued by the treating veterinarian no later than ten days before the animal will enter any country in the European Union, does not need to be legalized by the Consulate.
It will have to be legalized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Office of the Veterinary Inspector General (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), 145 Renfrew Drive, Unit 160, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9R6, ph. 905-513-2850. Opening hours Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


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