Certificates for verification of e-documents.


Web site contains information regarding certificates issued by Italy needed to verify authenticity of electronic passports and residence permits.



Electronic Passports


Italian ordinary Electronic Passports are compliant to the standards defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This document consists of 48 printed pages and itís equipped with a RF (Radio Frequency) microprocessor, inserted inside the back cover, that stores both personal and biometric (photo and fingerprints) information of the holder and the digital signature of the Authority who issued the document.

The duration of the ordinary Electronic Passport is 10 years.



Residence Permits


The Residence Permit allows foreigners and stateless people in the territory of the State to remain in Italy, under the conditions and in accordance with the current legislation.

The document consists of a smart card, resistant to wear (for this purpose printed data are protected by a thin transparent film, which is applied on both sides during its production) and displays the data of the foreigner. In addition, it is equipped with a RF (Radio - Frequency) microprocessor, that stores both personal and biometric (photo and fingerprints) information of the holder and the digital signature of Authority who issued the document.

The duration of Residence Permit is provided for by visa.