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Electronic ID Card – CIE

An ID card is an identification document used to verify a person’s identity and to travel to EU Member States, some Schengen States (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and other States with which bilateral agreements have been reached (please visit each country tab on


1) Who can apply for an electronic ID card?

The Consulate of Italy in Stockholm can issue an ID card only to Italian nationals legally residing in Sweden and registered in AIRE. (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero – Register of Italians residing abroad).
If you have changed your residence address, you need to communicate it through the FAST IT portal before booking your appointment.

The CIE is issued:

  • to those who wish to replace their paper ID card;
  • to those do not have another valid ID card;
  • to those whose previous ID card has been lost, stolen or is deteriorated.

2) How do you apply for an electronic ID card (CIE)?

The application for an electronic ID card must be submitted through the Prenot@MI online platform.

3) Can I book an appointment for my minor children?
Yes. Whilst booking your appointment you will need to complete the form for each person who needs a new CIE (applicant).

4) What documents must I submit at the appointment to apply for my CIE?
The applicant must come to the appointment with the following:

  • Previous ID card. If it is missing, an identification document;
  • 1 size picture (recent, taken no longer than 6 months prior, front facing, in color, 35×45 mm)
  • An updated residence certificate to be asked to SKATTEVERKET. The name in Swedish is PERSONBEVIS – ÄNDAMÅL: FAMILJEBEVIS. For minor children, the Personbevis of the guardian is requested.
  • Cash/ Credit/debit card for payments. SWISH is not available
  • Minor children need consent from both parents: EU citizens may fill this form (ATTO DI ASSENSO) and adding a copy of passport, they do not need to be both present. Non-EU citizen parents NEED ALWAYS TO BE PRESENT AT THE APPOINTMENT.

The consular fees are adjusted following the exchange rate every quarter, please verify current fees here.

5) What will happen at the appointment?
At the appointment, the consular officer will collect the documents listed at the previous point, carry out the identification of the applicant, verify their photograph and acquire fingerprints (except for applicants under 12).

6) How do I receive my electronic ID card?
The CIE is issued by the Italian Ministry of the Interior and printed by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Printing Works and Mint), which sends it by registered delivery to the applicant’s residence address. (The applicant will be able to track the delivery online through the tracking code provided). The card is usually receveid in 15 days.

7) How long is the ID card valid for?
The validity of the ID card varies according to the age of the holder, more specifically:

  • 3 years for minors aged from 0 to 2 years;
  • 5 years for minors aged from 3 to 17 years;
  • 10 years for adults (aged 18 and above).


For more information, you can contact: and visit the website Identity card – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale.