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This is so important to access the online services of the Public Administration portals in Italy
What is SPID?
SPID is an acronym that stands for Public Digital Identity System.SPID is a simple, safe and fast authentication system that allows citizens and businesses to access the online services of local and central administrations, public bodies, agencies, and private individuals with a unique digital identity. This digital identify consist of a username and password given to the user which can be used to access online services of Public Administration portals like INPS(National Institute for Social Security), Agenzia delle Entrate (National Revenue Agency), MIUR (Ministry of Education, University, and Research), INAIL (National Institute for Insurance Against Labor Accidents) in Italy wherever you are and from your computer, tablet or smartphones.
SPID is an acronym that stands for Public Digital Identity System.SPID is a simple, safe and fast authentication system that allows citizens and businesses to access the online services of local and central administrations, public bodies, agencies, and private individuals with a unique digital identity
What is SPID used for?
SPID can be used to access INAIL services (INAI), payment services, payment control, taxes and duties(PAGA ), services for families(FAMI), various INPS bonuses, health bookings, school enrollments, access to the public wi-fi network, teacher card, 18APP, sending and requesting documents and much more.
How secure is SPID?
SPID is very safe and secure. You do not have to worry about your personal data without protection as your privacy is fully guaranteed. To log in with your SPID and access online services, click on the “Enter with SPID” button on the relevant site or app.
Where can I request for SPID
You can request for SPID by contacting one of the identity providers and register on their site. Depending on the identity providers you chose, they offer several ways in which you can request and obtain SPIDs.
These providers are:
- Post Office
Is SPID Free?
SPID is free. You do not have to be an Italian citizen before you can get one. To request it, you must have the following:
- Be of legal age
- valid ID document (such as an identity card, passport, or driver’s license)
- Health card or tax code card
- Personal email address
- Mobile phone number.
How do I register for SPID
To register for SPID, you must contact one of the Identity providers and register on their site.
You need to complete the following steps to register:
- Enter your personal information.
- Create your SPID credentials.
- Verify your identity through the methods indicated by the provider.
The verification of your identity can be done in several ways depending on the identity provider you chose. Below is a list of the several ways you can verify your identity before you can obtain your SPID:
- In person, at one of the offices of your digital identity provider.
- Connecting via webcam with the identity provider through an operator
- Using a video recording, combined with the bank transfer of a specific sum as an additional security measure.
- Using an Electronic Identity Card (CIE) or electronic passport on the provider’s app.
- Using an Electronic Identity Card (CIE), health card or digital signature through a USB token or smart card and the relevant PIN code.
Once verified, your SPID will be activated, and you’ll be able to use it to access public services online.
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