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Electronic ID card

The electronic identity card is an identification document. It is issued to all Italian citizens and is equivalent to a passport for the purposes of expatriation in the Member States of the European Union, in the States of the Schengen Area and in those in which particular international agreements are in force.
The electronic identity card is issued exclusively to Italian citizens regularly residing in the consular district of the Italian Embassy in Oslo, who are already registered in AIRE (Registry of Italians Resident Abroad).

The new electronic identity card can also be requested before the expiry of your paper identity card (or old generation electronic one) or following loss, theft or damage. For the purposes of issuing the identity card, it is essential, for Italian citizens born abroad, that the relevant birth certificate is already transcribed in the Civil Status registers of the Municipality of reference, as the details of the transcription must be reported on the CIE.

It is also essential to have the tax code validated by the Revenue Agency. If the compatriot does not have a tax code or the latter has not been validated, the Consular Chancellery will be responsible for requesting it through the Revenue Agency.

Validity varies depending on the age of the holder:
– 3 years for minors under 3 years of age.
– 5 years for minors aged between 3 and 18.
– 10 years for adults.

The request for the electronic identity card must be submitted by sending the completed form and the relevant attachments by email to

You can find more information in the Italian version of this page.