Criminal record certificate – Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale

Criminal record certificate - Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale

Criminal record certificate – Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale

In some cases you may be required to prove that you have not been convicted of any criminal offense while you were living in Italy. For example, many employers request that their soon-to-be employees prove that they have not been convicted of any crime during their stay on the Italian soil.

How can you prove that you have no criminal record in Italy?

There is a specific certificate called certificato penale del casellario giudiziale (criminal record certificate) that you can request from the competent Italian authority (Procura della Repubblica), which can prove that while you were staying in Italy you were not convicted of any crime.

In fact, the criminal record certificate contains the list of criminal convictions that have become final, which means that they can no longer be appealed to, for crimes that an Italian or foreign citizen has committed in the Italian territory.

Here is an example of a criminal record certificate

When you read “NULLA” (=”nothing”), it means that the person in question has not been convicted of any crime. If, on the contrary, there are convictions, they will be listed, as said above. n1

If you need to request the criminal record certificate in an easy and fast way, please send an email to or fill out the Contact us form with your information, and we will send you a quotation of our fees for assistance with the service.

We can obtain your criminal record certificate within 24/48 hours from the request.

Who can request the criminal record certificate?

This certificate is issued by the Procura della Repubblica and may be requested by the interested person directly, by a person delegated by the interested person, or by the Public Administration, the employer, the Judicial Authority, or lawyers.

You can request this certificate even if you were born abroad and if you formally reside abroad.

How can you obtain the criminal record certificate?

If you need to request the criminal record certificate in an easy and fast way, please send an email to or fill out the Contact us form with your information, and we will send you a quotation of our fees for the assistance with the service.

We can obtain your criminal record certificate within 24/48 hours from the request.


The cost of issuing the certificate amounts to € 19.87 (of which € 16 for stamps and € 3.87 for certificate fees). In case of an urgent request, an additional stamp of € 3.87 is required.

Use of the certificate abroad

Please note that the certificate is issued in Italian. Therefore, if you need to use the certificate abroad, you will need to add the legalization/Apostille and translation.

n1 There are some exemptions. For example, convictions for fines defined administratively or with an oblation (Presidential Decree 313/2002 – Consolidated Law on Criminal Records), the sentences issued by the Justice of the Peace, and some other cases will not appear in the list. Moreover, in some cases, the judge may grant the benefit of the “non mention”, consisting in the non-inclusion of the sentence in the criminal record, only if requested by private individuals and not for electoral reasons. These convictions will therefore not be indicated in the criminal record certificate.



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    I previously lived in Italy and currently in Denmark where I recently started working. My employer required an Italian certificate of criminal record and I turned to Vademecum Italia for assistance. David, who works/runs Vademecum Italia, efficiently assisted me in obtaining my certificate. The process was very quick and very simple, I filed a request with David on Tuesday and received my certificate of criminal record by email on Friday morning.
    I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wishes to obtain an Italian certificate of criminal record.

    • David

      Thank you Nicolas,
      I am glad that you liked the assistance.

      All the best,

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    To Whom it concerns,

    I have dealt with David directly (online) in order to attain my own certificate and found him to have been trustworthy and efficient in his work. I was very skeptical at first about giving details online and paying money to someone I had not met! However, these fears turned out to be unfounded. After I bit the bullet and sent David my documents and payment, he quickly set about retrieving my documents and sent them to me immediately. I had received my digital copy of the certificate within 3 days of agreeing to allow him to acquire them on my behalf. I know it seems risky and somewhat naive to do this online but I can say honestly that David was definitely an honest broker in my case and I am very happy with his services.
    P.S: I investigated other solicitors in Rome to see about handling this on my behalf and their fees were ridiculous!! Go with David…

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    I contacted David to see if he could assist with the Criminal record certificate that we needed for a visa application. David was great to work with through the whole process. He explained the entire process to me first over the phone, so I understood what the whole process looked like. I made my request on Tuesday morning and had the scanned documents by Thursday afternoon. During this time, David was very understanding of my multiple queries and took the time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing these documents.

    • David

      Thank you!

      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

      All the best,

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    Very professional and personable. Immigration department asked me for the Italian Police clearance certificate. Half way the world, I stay at Australia and it was extremely difficult for me to get this done with in few weeks time. However, David took all the stress and anxiety off my shoulders and was then able to deliver me this with in couple of hours time at the point of contact to him via Facebook. Very quick, excellent service with out any issues. Higley recommend Vademecum Italia services.

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    I needed a Italian criminal record check fro my job in the UK. David was extremely quick at responding to my questions and obtaining the certificate on my behalf. He kept me informed of every step of the process and was professional throughout. I would thoroughly recommend David for any legal work you need in Italy and would not hesitate to use his services again should the need arise. Many thanks for your help.

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    To whom it may concern

    This is Sarath from UK and i required police clearance certificate (Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale). I lived in Italy for 5 years and i do have experience with Italian Bureaucracy. Its quite complicated to operate expecially from outside Italy. I came across David (VADEMECUM ITALIA) and seeked his help to get this certificate. David turned to be a true saviour, exceptionally professional and quite impressed with his work and commitments to client. He just made things unbelievably easy. I received my certificate in 2 days time which was just impossible with out David’s wonderful support and guidance.

    I strongly recommend David for any such legal services in Italy. Absolutely trustworthy person. I am happy i found such a good person/professional to handle any such issues in Italy.

    Thanks a million David and all your excellent team for helping me. You will be my solicitor for any legal issues in Italy.

    Best regards
    Sarath Channavajjhala

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      while submitting have you legalised your police clearance certificate with an apostille ?

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        Hi Dinto Davis

        For now, i was told by my solicitor in Australia that apostille might not be required. But, If the immigration wants it, i will get it done by David only.

        I am not sure the requirements for other countries.

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    Ho contattato Vademecum Italia da Dubai per avere il certificato penale (criminal record) italiano, tradotto in inglese e spedito negli Emirati Arabi. L’ Avv. David Monterossi è stato professionale, impeccabile e molto veloce. Lo consiglio vivamente a chiunque.

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    Having previously lived in Italy on an Erasmus programme, I needed to obtain an Italian Certificate of No Criminal Record for a new job that I am starting in my home country (the UK). I had attempted to obtain the certificate by myself but came to no avail.

    I messaged Vademecum Italia about my situation and I ended up speaking to David who eased my worries. He was incredibly professional and I received the certificate within a few days of sending my original message – something that would not have been possible without his help!

    I would thoroughly recommend David and the services provided at Vademecum Italia as they make the process of obtaining documentation secure and stress free.

    Thank you David for all of your help!

    • David

      Thank you, Anna.

      Please note that I sent you the hard copy yesterday.


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    I contacted David during the weekend regarding my ‘Casellario Penale’ certificate (Police Check) and his turnaround times were simply outstanding. David is extremely professional and always kept me informed all the way through. Thanks a lot!

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    I was an Erasmus student in Italy in 2016 for over 6 months, so now in 2019 for my scholarship and visa application I was asked to submit the Criminal Record Certificate (Certificato Penale). Since I found out about that requirement very late, I was in a hurry to obtain it. Late Monday evening I contacted Vademecum on whatsapp, and already the next day I had my emailed scanned copy of the certificate! David was very patient in answering all of my inquiries and gave me all the needed information on the procedure, payment and especially the time period for each step of the way. This was very important to me. Since I needed an original document with apostille, I also requested that service and in the shortest possible time I got the documents shipped to me. I have to emphasize that I got the impression David made an additional effort to make it faster than it would usually take, for which I am very grateful.

    I would recommend this service to anyone in need of legal documents from Italy. I would especially recommend this to customers from the Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and all our neighbors, who are choosing between other(impersonal)online services and this one, Vademecum Italy is professional and reliable.

    Thank you David!

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    As an airline pilot who previously worked in Italy, my new employer required an Italian criminal record check. It was not easy to obtain one directly so I needed legal assistance. David was very easy to deal with, *extremely* efficient and his fees were very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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    My family used to live in Rome and my daughter required an Italian criminal record check for her new employment in the UK. David’s service was excellent – very friendly, very helpful and very quick. We received the record by mail within a couple of days from the first enquiry. Highly recommended.

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    I needed an Italian criminal record check as apart of the requirements for a student visa. After having looked around for someone who could provide me with the service, I finally found David and was extremely happy with my decision. David is not only prompt but also personable and provides clear direction throughout the process. He explained the whole process in an easy way to understand and was quick to respond to any of my questions or concerns. In fact, obtaining the criminal record check only took less than a week! Thank you David and I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing help with the Italian legal system.

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    Necesité solicitar un certificado de antecedentes penales para un visado. Estuve viviendo en Italia durante un año por erasmus y no tenía ningún tipo de información ni códice fiscale pero David nos lo solucionó rapidísimo la verdad. Estábamos preocupados porque nos dijeron que el proceso podía tardar como un mes (a causa de la administración italiana) pero ni mucho menos, en 24 horas David nos envió una copia por email y en unos días nos llegó el original por correo. La verdad que lo recomendamos.
    Gracias David!

    We recommend him 100%. Once that we contact with him in 24 hours we had a copy of my penale certificate in my email and in some days we had a copy at home. I live in Spain so fix the papers to get it could be a hard and tedious job, so we recomend David for it and you will have your certificate in a couple days.
    Thank you David!

    • David

      Thanks for your kind “bilingual comment”.

      So you’re also confirming that you just received the original document. Perfect.

      All the best,

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    David was so helpful in obtaining my certificate quickly, even despite technical difficulties! Amazing and quick, thank you again David! I would absolutely recommend Vademecum Italia!

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    To whom it may concern:

    I am required to produce evidence of criminal record check when I lived in Italy as a pre-joiner compliance to my new job here in England.

    Vademecum Italia c/o David was all through with me to get it done. Their service was thorough, quick and efficient. David scanned and send me the copies ( Certificato Penale del Casellario Giudiziale with its sworn translation) vie email and I received the hard copies in eight days time.

    I would highly recommend their service to anyone working outside Italy who desperately needs these documents.

    La ringrazio tantissimo per l’aiuto e arrivederci.

    • David

      Thank you, Amor.
      Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you.

      All the best,

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    Thank you a lot David!!! It was very pleasant to work with you. The required documents have been obtained and translated and shipped in one week. Your service is great. I wish you a good luck and many new clients!!!

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    David provides elite, efficient legal assistance. He directed me to the proper route to take based on a high level inquiry.
    I sent the required documents to David to retrieve two certificate and *both* were in my inbox in under 24 hours.
    His fees are also reasonable.
    You’ll be making a mistake if you go to another lawyer because David is top notch.
    Thank you again!
    G.K.from Canada

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    David was professional, efficient and easy to work with. My documents were received in the United States in under a week from emailing him. He made the process of obtaining my certificate very easy.
    I would highly recommend David and would definitely use his services again in the future!

    Thank you for the amazing service you provide!
    Rabia D.

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    David offered me a great service, he was very helpful since the beginning and he was able to obtain the certificate in only 24h!
    Thank a lot for your service and I wish you good luck.


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