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Italy - Obtain a Pending Charges Certificate

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Apply to either:

Provincial criminal records office (Casellario giudiziale)

Solicitor General's office (Procura), in person or through an authorised friend or relative in Italy or through the nearest Italian diplomatic/consular authority at place of residence.

Application must be signed by the person whose certificate is requested and indicate the type of certificate being requested as Pending Charges.

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Required Documents

  • Application form
  • Identity documents
  • Receipt of payment
  • If applicable, a statement authorizing a third party to apply for and/or receive the certificate on your behalf

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Justice
Arenula 70-00186 Rome
Phone: +39 - 06 68851 (switchboard)
Email address

Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di Roma
Procura della Repubblica,
Casellario Giudiziale Piazzale Clodio
1 00100 Roma (RM)

Contact Information of Judicial Offices /Courts

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This certificate can be requested ONLY by a person who resides or has resided in Italy for at least 6 months duly registered at an Italian town hall. It is necessary to declare the exact period and the complete address of residency.


  • 3.84 for diritti di certificato [certificate fee]; and
  • 16.00 for bollo [stamp duty]

Certificates to be issued on the same day of the request require the additional payment of:

  • 3.84 for diritto d'urgenza [urgency fee]


The Pending Charges Certificate has a 6-months-validity.

Documents to Use

Application Form

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Sample Documents


Processing Time

7-10 days

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The Prosecutors Office of the Court is responsible for the issue of such certificates in Italy.

Unlike the General and the Criminal Records Certificates which can be requested by any Italian or a Foreigner at any Court in Italy, the Pending Charges Certificate can only be applied for at the Court of the place where the applicant officially resides.

Required Information

  • Name of the person
  • Tax Code
  • Place of birth
  • Gender
  • Residence
  • Citizenship
  • Signature
  • Reason for obtaining the certificate
  • Any other data that best identify the person

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Need for the Document

Pending Charges Certificate attests the existence (or nonexistence) of any criminal pending proceeding which has not been defined yet through an irrevocable action of a Judge.

It certifies the presence of outstanding criminal proceedings involving the person owner of the certificate.

Information which might help

When applying by post, remember that some Procura might ask for additional requirements therefore it is advisable to contact the Procura in Italy before posting your request.

Should the certificates need to be submitted to Foreign Authorities, they will need to be legalized by the same authority and at the same office, according to the country of destination of the document.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

The Pending Charges Certificate can be requested for several reasons, such as Adoption or Citizenship.

External Links

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Persons within Italy can obtain the certificate by applying in person or by mail at any office of the Procura della Repubblica.

Such offices are located in all major cities and in many small cities and large towns. Follow the link and instructions below;

Contact Information of Judicial Offices /Courts

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