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Self-certification is a declaration that the interested party draws up and signs in his own interest on personal statuses, facts and qualities and which he/she uses in relations with the Public Administration and with the providers of public services. In the relationship with a private subject, recourse to self-certification is left to the latter's discretion.

From 1 January 2012, pursuant to art. 15 of the law 12 November 2011 n. 183, the certificates issued by public administration are valid only in relations between private individuals, while public administrations will no longer be able to request or accept certificates, which must always be replaced by self-certifications.

The rules on self-certification apply to Italian and European Union citizens, as well as to non-EU citizens legally residing in Italy, limited to verifiable or certifiable data in Italy by public entities.

Further information on self-certification is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Cooperation.

In the Forms section you will find useful models for using the consular services provided by the Embassy.