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Criminal records/Police certificates

The “certificato penale” is a document which contains the summary of a person’s criminal convictions that may no longer be subject to appeal. The “certificato penale” can be requested in person by the interested party or by a person specifically authorised to act on their behalf. The request can only be made in Italy, at the local Court Record Office of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of any town (Ufficio Locale del Casellario presso la Procura della Repubblica), irrespective of the place of birth or residence of the interested party.

The “certificato dei carichi pendenti”, on the other hand, is a document that shows a person’s pending criminal proceedings. This certificate can be requested in person by the interested party or by a person specifically authorised to act on their behalf. The request can only be made in Italy, at the Court Record Office of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Ufficio Locale del Casellario presso la Procura della Repubblica), in the town of residence or last residence of the interested party.

The relevant application forms can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Justice.

Please note that this Consulate General cannot request the above certificates on your behalf.

To be valid in Jerusalem or in Palestinian Autonomous Territories, Italian criminal certificates  must be translated and legalized in Italy according to the instructions you can obthain

for Jerusalem through the Embassy of Israel in Italy

for Palestinian Autonomous Territories through the Embassy of Palestine in Italy