Heavy penalties for those who do not register with AIRE.

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The AIRE, acronym for Registry of Italians Resident Abroad, is a register managed by the Italian Consulate responsible for the district in which an Italian citizen residing abroad is located. This register records the personal data of Italians living abroad and certifies their
residence abroad. Registration with AIRE is mandatory for Italians who move abroad for a period exceeding twelve months. Registration allows the Italian citizen to obtain some consular services and to maintain his rights and duties in Italy.
The AIRE register stores the information of Italian citizens who reside abroad for a period exceeding 12 months and who have requested their registration. Registration with AIRE is an obligation and a right, allowing access to consular services abroad, such as the issuing of identity documents and certifications, as well as the possibility of exercising the right to vote from abroad. Therefore, registration is a legal obligation, and failure to do so may result in sanctions.
How do I sign up?
To proceed with registration, you are required to complete a registration form and submit proof of residency, such as a pay slip, bank statement, registered utility bill, doctor’s letter, etc. Additionally, you must upload copies of your identity documents.

The “FAST IT” Portal is the institutional and interactive tool that Italian citizens abroad can use free of charge to view their personal profile at any time and to request any updating of their email address. residence. It is possible to register an entire family unit at the same time, simply by adding the members through the dedicated function on Fast-IT, provided that the residence in Italy was in the same municipality. Otherwise, to ensure the unity of the core, a specific procedure is required. After verifying your documents, the Consulate will send the AIRE registration request to your previous municipality of residence in Italy. The latter will send you the certificate of registration with AIRE. However, depending on the municipality, this step may take several months to complete. Each municipality maintains its own register of AIRE citizens, so by registering and indicating your reference Italian address, you will still remain linked to a specific Italian location. The latter will be responsible for various practices, such as determining in which administrative elections you will be able to exercise your right to vote. After the status of the request on Fast-IT changes to “Request sent to the Municipality”, it usually remains in this status for several months. However, this does not necessarily mean that you are not registered with AIRE. We recommend checking the status of the registration in real time in the Digital Registry of the Resident Population. In particular, if delays occur, we recommend contacting the Registry or AIRE office of the Italian municipality indicated as your last residence in the registration form when the status is “Request sent to the Municipality”. In fact, it is the Municipality’s task to finalize the registration and communicate it to the other Italian bodies. If you are registered with AIRE and need to produce a certificate relating to this registration, you can download it for free using the Digital Registry of the Resident Population.
Registry services
ANPR services are available to you at any time and wherever you are. Online and independently, you always have a direct line to your municipality, without going to the counter. https://www.anagrafenazionale.interno.it/
All citizens who transfer their residence abroad for periods exceeding 12 months; the declaration must be made within 90 days of leaving the country; All citizens who already reside there, either because they were born abroad or because they subsequently acquired Italian citizenship for any reason. No content on this page constitutes legal or tax advice: the sole purpose is to provide a brief, introductory guide to AIRE.
With the new budget law the sanctions go from EUR 220.00 to EUR 1,000.00 for each year of failure to register (maximum 5 years of sanction). So don’t delay your registration. Registration with AIRE at the time of moving abroad is a legal obligation. The omission of this declaration of change of residence is subject to penalties ranging from 200 to 1000 euros for each year in which the declaration is omitted. This provision is established by article 11 of law no. 1128 of 24 December 1954 (replaced, as indicated by article 50, paragraph 6, of the 2024 budget law). “Unless the fact constitutes a crime, the omission of the declaration of transfer of residence […] abroad within the deadline set by article 6, paragraphs 1 and 4, of law 27 October 1988, n. 470 is subject to a pecuniary administrative sanction ranging from 200 euros to 1000 euros for each year in which the omission continues. The sanction is reduced, provided that the violation has not already been ascertained and in any case no administrative investigation activities have begun of which the perpetrator of the violation has had formal knowledge, to one tenth of the minimum of that envisaged if the declaration is submitted with no delay. exceeding ninety days. […]. The assessment and imposition of sanctions are notified, under penalty of forfeiture, by 31 December of the fifth year following the year in which the registry obligation is not fulfilled or the declaration is omitted. […] The proceeds of the sanctions referred to in this article are acquired to the budget of the municipality that imposed the sanction.”
Before 2024, the application of this sanction was rather rare, mainly because the law attributed the burden, but not the remuneration, to the municipality of previous residence. However, from 1 January 2024, specific legislation was introduced for failure to register with AIRE, characterized by significantly increased sanctions, an incentive for Municipalities to enforce them, the obligation to exchange information between all state bodies and an automatic notification to the Revenue Agency by the Municipality at the time of registration with AIRE (to start checks on previous years, when residence in Italy was assumed). It should be noted that in the case of non-compliant families, the sanction would apply to each individual, including minors. Failure to register with AIRE could result in a formal consideration as still residing in Italy, and consequently, Italy could require the submission of a tax return and the payment of taxes also on earnings abroad.


  • Hello,
    What if someone has been living abroad for more than 10 years without registering to AIRE? Is it written off after the 5th year that you didn’t receive any notification? I don’t understand.. let me know please if you can 🙂

    • The Ministry of Foreign Relations (Ministero Estero) has in fact specified that: “The assessment and sanctioning procedure for the Municipalities is governed by Law 24 November 1981, no. 689, whose art. 1 provides that “No one can be subjected to administrative sanctions except by virtue of a law that came into force before the violation was committed.” Although the sentence is not without ambiguity, the simple publication would seem to be a signal in favor of the existence of the general principle which would require the most favorable regulation to be applied retroactively, which therefore does not make these sanctions retroactive to years prior to 2024. We would like to remind you, however, that sanctions for failure to declare personal data have already existed since 1954, with amounts between €25.82 and €129.11 so these amounts could be applied retrospectively.

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