Residence Card for EU Citizens' family members

Residence Card for EU Citizens' family members

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Residence Card for EU Citizens' family members

First degree non-EU relatives of an EU citizen have the right to apply for a residence card at their local police headquarters.

This right is also extended to the first degree relative of the EU citizen's spouse.

The residence card is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued.

The EU citizen's family member acquires the right to permanent residency after 5 years of legally residing on national territory.

Who is it for?

Only certain types of family members can apply: 

  • the EU citizen's spouse;
  • the EU citizen's partner, provided there is a legally recognised contract of union;
  • the EU cititzen's dependent parents, and those of his/her spouse/partner (irrespective of nationality);
  • the EU citizen's children under the age of 21 years, and those of his/her spouse/partner (irrespective of nationality);
  • the EU citizen's spouse's first degree relatives

Terms, deadlines and how to apply

Application for the residence card is to be submitted to local police headquarters (Questura). It is possible to get information or a preliminary investigation of the application at Immigration services in Prato Comune.

Documents required:

  • passport or a valid form of identification;
  • documentation that proves the family connection (if necessary, duly translated and approved. These documents are not necessary if the person in question has an entrance visa for family or tourism purposes with a note on the relationship with the EU citizen)
  • documentation relating to the residency of the non-EU family member (where the family member is not yet resident, proof of application for registration at the registry office will suffice)
  • documentation relating to the accommodation where the family member will reside;
  • documentation relating to the economic means of the EU citizen family member;
  • 4 x passport photographs

Where to go

16. 06. 2020 - We inform you that, following the partial reopening of the Immigration Office of the Municipality of Prato, starting from Thursday 18 June the accommodation suitability procedure will observe the following organizational methods for the management of the practices:
- Presentation of the issuing applications: by e-mail to the address immigrazione @ comune. meadow. it or by PEC to the general address of the Municipality of Prato; alternatively, exclusively for citizens who have difficulty using one of the previous channels, it is possible to contact the toll-free number 800242525 to book an appointment for the presentation of the application at the Immigration Office in Via Roma 101 at the times made available for this service; however, it is always possible to present the request also at the General Protocol;
- Integration of suspended practices, submission of counter arguments upon notice of denial, submission of requests for extension of the terms of the notice of denial: exclusively by e-mail to immigrazione @ comune. meadow. it or by PEC to the general address of the Municipality of Prato;
- Collection of ready-made certifications: after receiving the notification SMS, exclusively by appointment to be agreed by calling 05741836431-5444-5441.
For information on the procedure, it is possible to contact the office responsible for the investigation at one of the telephone numbers, e-mail and fax numbers of the Immigration Office, agreements with the country of origin.
Servizio immigrazione e cittadinanza / Immigration and Citizenship Services
Via Roma
, 101
 - 59100
Toll free: 800 242525 (switchboard), 800 922912 (conflict mediation helpdesk)
Switchboard: 0574 1835420
Fax0574 1837413 -

Office hours: For information, to make an appointment, suitable housing, SPRAR Project (Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers):
Monday and Thursday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00
Tuesday and Friday 9.00 - 13.00
Closed on Wednesday
Mother Tongue Operators:
Albanian: Tuesday 9.00 - 13.00
Arabic: Friday 11.00 - 13.00
Chinese: Monday and Thursday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00; Tuesday and Friday 9.00 - 13.00
Urdu: Monday 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 17.00

From 15 June the office is open by appointment for:
● immigration information (also in Chinese, Albanian, Arabic, Urdu, English and French);
● emergence of employment relationships. Requests can be compiled at the charities (list on www. portalimmigrazione. It) or on the platform of the Ministry of the Interior at the following address nullaostalavoro. dlci. internal. it
● help desk for the protection of victims of exploitation;
● school placement, language courses for foreign minostra.

For information or appointments, call the toll-free number also from mobile 800242525

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Where to go

01.09.2018 - Immigration Office of the Police Headquarters - Booking online appointment:
Polizia di Stato (Questura) / State Police
Via Migliore Di Cino
, 10
 - 59100
Toll free: Emergencies: 113
Switchboard: 0574 5555
Phone numbers: Immigration Office: 0574 555606-611
Fax0574 555700
Office hours: Public Relations Office (URP)
-Monday to Saturday 08.30 - 13.30

-Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30
-Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 16.30
Applications are handled in the morning and permits are consigned in the afternoon.

-Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9.00-12.00;
-Thursday 9.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00;
-Monday by means of an online appointment (only for submitting passport applications

The office is closed on days prior to main holidays.
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Last update: martedì 28 august 2018
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