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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    5 star service! David was very helpful, I needed my criminal record for a visa and he sent me the soft copy the next day. I also needed the document translated and legalized by the Italian foreign affairs ministry, and David and his colleague helped me do it in as little time as possible, then sent it to me by mail.
    Thank you!

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    AMPLIAMENTE RECOMENDADO !! Con tanto fraude en internet, es dificil poder confiarle a alguien tus asusntos legales y hacer pago de honarios por adelantado aun peor. Despues de evaluar varios firmas legales, optamos por Vademecum Italia y el profesionalismo de David Monterossi es inigualable y vale cada euro especialmente si vives en el extranjero. David pudo conseguir mis Certificados Policiales en menos de 24hrs. Definitivamente Vademecum Italia sera quien nos haga todos los tramites legales que lleguemos a necesitar.

    Sin lugar a dudas, David es EL MEJOR !!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! With so many online scamming, it’s hard to trust someone you don’t know your legal affairs and pay upfront for fees, especially living overseas like me. Since David replied to me the first time, the communication flowed and in less than 24hrs, he was able to obtain my Criminal Record certificates that I urgently needed for residency application. Vademecum Italia professionalism is OUTSTANDING and worth every euro. If you are in need of an Italian legal service, without any doubt, Vademecum Italia is your best option.

    Thanks a million, David, you are simply the BEST !!

    Maria Conte- New Zealand

    • David

      Dear Maria,
      Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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

      All the best,

    • David

      Dear Maria,
      Thank you for your wonderful comment.

      All the best,

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    My Mother had an interview in U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, and they have asked her for her 1976 background check which even Italian Embassy had no idea how to find for 4 decades ago., and I have retain this agency service, within 24 hours, he was able to obtain certified court record and saved my life, the price is reasonable and the service is highly recommended. thanks

    • David

      Dear Arjan,
      Thank you for your nice comment.

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

      All the best,

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    I was required to have an Italian criminal record check for my new job in a school. I had worked in Italy for 5 months and was having no luck with the Italian government. I was recommended David through a friend and he did not disappoint. He was extremely quick at responding to my questions and emails and obtained the certificate on my behalf in the time required. He kept me informed of every step of the process and helped me with any clarification. 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.

    • David

      Thank you, Sophie.

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

      All the best,

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    I was required to obtain a Police certificate from Italy for immigration purposes since i had gone to school there several decades ago. I became really frantic after all the avenues I turned to proved futile! I chanced upon David’s services and he quickly responded to my query. He answered every question promptly and alleviated any concerns I had. I was really comfortable in sending him payment as he proved to be trustworthy. I definitely recommend him! Thank you David for your swift turnaround and making the process so smooth.

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    David helped me acquire an Italian Criminal records certificate. He is very professional, efficient and kept me well informed! Excellent service! Thank you

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    I initially contacted David after searching far and wide on how to obtain an Italian Police Check from outside the country. David’s response was in perfect, clear English, where he explained the process involved in getting the certificate and included a break down of his costs. His assistance was prompt and precise. David’s help was a huge relief and eased the stress of trying to navigate Italian bureaucracy whilst half way around the world.
    Thank you!

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    Great and speedy service. David is accurate articulate organized and above all honest and respectfull. You will be in good company if you choose his company.

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    My friend and I were given David’s contact details as part of our application for another Visa to Spain. Being located in Australia, and having lived in Italy over 4 years – I was quite certain we would be have a quite difficult time in aquiring a Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale.

    After initially contacting David, we were prompting given attention and a professional service. David responded to all queries we had very efficiently, and couriered the Certificates to us within a week. I am very thankful to David for his assistance and can highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking his services.

    Thank you very much.

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    I needed to acquire a Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale for a job in the UK – having studied in Italy for a year previously. I struggled to obtain this on my own and turned to David to assist me, having come across this website page. Although initially sceptical, all my concerns were set at ease as David explained the process simply with regular and prompt communication via email. I provided David with the necessary personal information and he sent me a scanned copy of the certificate the very next day! A fantastic, friendly and timely service. I would not have known how to get the certificate any other way.

    Thank you very much, David!

    • David

      It was my pleasure.

      Thank you for your nice comment

  31. Outstanding service and professionalism! I was able to obtain Criminal record certificate for my fiance in less than 24 hours in electronic format. I have received the original certificate and sworn translation with Apostle in London within a week. I will highly recommend David. Thank you very much for excellent service!!!

    • David

      Dear Valentina, I would like to thank you and your fiancé for this nice comment.


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    I needed a criminal background check from Italy and David provided quick replies and services. Thanks!

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    I wanted to take a moment and thank David in helping my wife and I obtain a Criminal record certificate – Certificato penale del Casellario Giudiziale. We are currently in Japan and have been trying to figure out the process when I stumbled across his site. We exchanged a few emails to ensure he was provided the correct information and within 72 hours we had the certificate sent to us via email. We also requested the original be mailed to us and set that up via DHL with tracking information. I highly recommend his services to anyone requiring this type of certificate. Grazie mille David and continued success.

    • David

      Dear Osvaldo,
      I would like to thank you and your wife for the comment.

      Please confirm when you receive the document.

      Thank you,

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        Buongiorno David,

        Abbiamo ricevuto il certificato oggi! Grazie mille.

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    I worked as a Language Assistant in Italy during my Erasmus year and needed a certificate of good character as part of pre employment checks for a job offer in the Uk. I contacted Vademecum last night via WhatsApp and found them informative and professional. The charge was very reasonable and I sent payment via Paypal. Well, less than 24 hours later I have a scanned copy!!! I’d be lying if I said i wasn’t a bit concerned but their knowledge and professional manner was reassuring. I am so grateful that I came across their website and will not hesitate to use their services again.

    • David

      Dear Amy,
      Thank you for your comment.

      As per my email, please let me know if you need a sworn translation and Apostille.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Thank you,

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    Hi David,

    Do you also provide service to obtain Certificato Generale del Casellario Giudiziale (not the Certificato Penale del Casellario Giudiziale)?


    • David

      I can collect the following certificates:
      Certificato generale
      certificato penale
      certificato dei carichi pendenti

      I sent you an email yesterday.

      Please let me know.

      Thank you,

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    As my daughter had worked in Italy for a year, she urgently needed a Certificato penale del Giudizale for a job offer in the UK. Trying to obtain this proved frustrating and difficult. I contacted David and was impressed with his knowledge and help. An electronic copy of the certificate was sent to my daughter 24 hours later. A translation was also needed and again this was e-mailed within a couple of days. As the original copies were needed by her new employer, we arranged for these to be sent by courier and was amazed that the original copies were actually received the next day! Thank you David for your help and speed of service and very reasonable charges.

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    I can’t thank David enough for his immediate help to obtain my certicato Generale and carrichi Pendentti. Within 48!hours of emailing him I have both electronically and the translation and the originals will be delivered by courier tomorrow., therefore the whole process only took 3 days! What could have been stressful was made very easy. It couldn’t have been done faster and with more professionalism , thank you so much. Highly recommend!!

    • David

      Thank you, Christine, for trusting me.

      Kindly confirm upon receipt.

      All the best,

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        Thanks again David. I am very happy to say that my US visa has now been issued, your help is much appreciated.

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    I’m in the process of applying for a Visa for Canada and in order to do that I needed the police certificates from all the countries I lived in. I’m Romanian, currently living in The Netherlands and in 2012-2013 I studied as an Erasmus Student in Camerino. When I saw that it might be difficult for me to obtain the certificates directly from the Police, I tried to find a company to help me with getting these and only by reading all the positive comments about David and Vademecum, I thought that they might be the right choice.
    Well, I contacted them last weekend with my requirements and tons of questions and they replied straight back. As I’m applying for Visa for an English speaking country, it is mandatory to have everything translated and certified, a service which I also could find at Vademecum.
    Another thing I found really useful is that David kept me updated at each step of the process by sending me the scanned documents before sending them, just in case I needed them faster.
    Yesterday I received all my documents through mail in perfect state, after only one week!
    I found their immediate answers and help exactly what I needed and it took a lot of streets off of me.

    Thank you very much, David! You saved me from a lot of stress and troubles!

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    Wow that’s really amazing and lucky to contact with you and got my criminal certificate so fast
    Thanks alot for your help
    God bless you
    I must recommend everyone to contact with you

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    David is extremely professional and proactive.

    I had to get my criminal record certificate from Italy and I contacted him, initially I was a bit skeptical but I saw all the positive reviews so I texted David. He responded immediately and explained the entire process to me with the required time he would need.

    We proceeded with the documents and he delivered the document to me in just one day even though he said it might take two days.

    I’m the middle, I also needed to have another document apostilled from Italy and I asked David, he gave me the right advice and got that done also in just one day.

    Overall I could not be happier with his services and I really recommend you to reach out to him. You will have what you need really quickly and have peace of mind.

    Thank you so much David. I will definitely recommend you to everyone who needs any such services.

  41. Thank you very much for the uncomplicated and super quick service! We really appreciate the professional and straight forward help we got from Vademecum Italia!!

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    I can’t thank David enough for helping me to get my certificate penale del casellario giudiziale (penal certificate of good conduct).he was very helpful through out and I can highly recommend him for his service he gave me.

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    When I reached out to Vademecum Italia, David was in charge of helping to obtain the Criminal record certificate – Certificato penale del Casellario Giudizial with the apostille.

    I am really pleased with the quality and expediency of the service, highly responsive. I definitely recommend using their services.

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    The assistance offered by David was superb. I got my criminal record certificate in a jiffy to my satisfaction. I will surely recommend David’s service to all who desire it.
    Many thanks.

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    Getting this certificate if you live in Canada is a pain, but David made the process very easy and quickly. Thank you David! Highly recommended.

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    Hello I was living in Italy from 2007 to 2009 and then left to Iraq and after two years I went to Finland and live and live there and I have permanent residence in Finland and now I have immigration to the United States because my wife American citizenship asked me in the US Immigration Service to obtain a certificate from Italy Criminal record What is the way to extract the certificate for the purpose of immigration and also be translated from Italian to English with foreign certification Please send information and how to extract the certificate of criminal record For information, I have the Italian civil number or what is known as Codigi Fescale. Thank you

    • David

      I can collect your certificate within 24 hours. I can then translate it. I will send you an email shortly.


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    I cannot recommend David highly enough. I urgently needed Italian police certificates for my application for residency in Canada. These were asked for out of the blue, as additional information, so I needed to provide them in a short timeframe. David was extremely responsive, trustworthy and clearly knows the process inside out. He was able to turn it around within days and at a very reasonable cost. Definitely the best option I was able to find for getting Italian police certificates.

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    I want to thank David for helping me obtain a certificato penale del casellario giudiziale. I am currently living in Albania but had stayed in Italy for a period of greater than 6 months. David was extremely prompt and polite in responding. He helped me obtain the certificate in a matter of 24 hours. Additionally, he was able to mail me the certificate to my home. I highly recommend David and his team if you are looking to obtain a certificate in Italy quickly and without any problems.

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    I took David’s help to get a criminal record certificate from Italy. I have lived there in the past but don’t live anymore thus needed this certificate. David was very efficient and trustworthy. Highly recommend.

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    To whom it may concern

    I’m a Pakistani with Italian soggiorno. I lived in Italy for 6 months, now I need Police Clearance certificate from Italy. Currently I live in England.

  51. Dear David, I thank you very much for your great efforts in obtaining the Italian Criminal Record Certificate.
    I was really awesome while completing my criminal record and I thank you for your help and you are someone who deserves respect.
    You have all my respect and appreciation because you have completed my papers and advise people to communicate with you, you are trustworthy and thank you and God bless you

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    Dear David
    A big thank you for handling our request so efficiently and accurately.
    Nayla could not believe how quickly you were able to deliver the necessary certificates.
    Will definitely recommend you to our friends.
    Alain & Nayla

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