According to the World Health Organization’s Ranking of the World’s Health, Italy’s Health Care System ranks in the top 3.
Italy has the world’s 14th highest life expectancy. Thanks to its good healthcare system, the life expectancy at birth in Italy was 82.3 years in 2012, which is over two years above the OECD average.
In Italy healthcare is free!!
Guess what, if you qualify for dual citizenship, start the process and gain Italian citizenship you can benefit from all that. Isn’t it amazing?
Once you are granted Italian citizenship, it’s a good idea to keep an official copy of your Italian birth certificate together with your other important documents.
To obtain your birth certificate you can send a request by mail to your home municipality in Italy, where all your documents acquired during the citizenship process were registered. You may also wish to obtain official copies of your marriage, divorce, and/or children’ birth records from Italy for your personal files.
Other countries may be more flexible, allowing common variations in how you provide your legal name in different settings. Keep in mind, Italy is different!
To avoid complications and potential legal difficulties, always use your full and exact legal name in any interactions with the Italian or other European governments, in business affairs (such as opening a bank account or buying property), in religious affairs (baptisms, weddings, etc.), in educational affairs (such as enrolling in a university), and in all other settings where your name could be recorded officially or semi-officially. If you have a middle name, if it is part of your legal name you must always use it.
It’s very simple: your legal name is the one that appears on your birth (or naturalization) record, as recorded in your home comune in Italy. Be consistent with all spaces, punctuation, and capitalization.
Italians residing in Italy may enroll in the national health system and Italians permanently residing in another European country may enroll in their national health system.
AIRE-registered Italians residing outside Europe are eligible to obtain a maximum of three months per year of free emergency medical assistance when visiting Italy. The Italian national health system is funded through payroll and other taxes, but Italian citizens only need to prove residence in Italy to enroll.
The Italian health insurance card (tessera sanitaria) proves that you have Italian national health insurance coverage, plus it includes your codice fiscale. You may obtain the tessera sanitaria if you establish residence in Italy and enroll in national health insurance.