INPS – do I need to register?
I am an EU citizen (British) who recently moved here (Tuscany) after spending several years in Australia. I am applying for the optional Carta di Soggiorno for EU citizens because my wife is Australian, and therefore need to get a proper, long-term residency document in case, let's face it, I die. At first sight of the forms are frightful ("the yellow kit"), but on closer inspection there is a fair degree of help on how to fill them in, and large parts are optional or apply only to different kinds of case. There is a section where, in addition to the various things that I do have, it asks for my INPS registration number. Is this something I have to have? Or is it perhaps an option? Or something that I need later? I should mention, perhaps, that I am self employed and work as a kind of consultant, entirely over the Internet, and my clients are all in other countries. This means that although I do live here, in every other respect my business is somewhere else – Germany, in point of fact. So what is the deal with INPS? Thanks in advance for any help! Alex