Here are the methods currently available to obtain free SPID at the post office.
Obtaining SPID at the Post Office now costs 12 euros : the most used way to receive the credentials of your digital identity is no longer free. Find out which free alternatives are still available to make the Spid to the Italian Post Office.
Poste is certainly the main supplier of Spid ( over 80% of the total ) and many people went to the counter to obtain their credentials. It is the same company that declares that in the most critical phase of the pandemic, Poste has released over 15 million Spid, increasingly useful for relations with the public administration and to access services such as IO, Bonus Cultura and soon to also obtain certificates personal data through the Anpr.interno.it website.
You may also be interested in our article: how to do SPID from home .
SPID for a fee also at the post office
It was already known that the SPID activation service with Poste Italiane would become paid: initially the changeover was set for June 2020, but the prolongation of the health emergency linked to Covid-19 has led the company to extend the free service.
From 1 November 2021, doing the Spid at the post office has a cost of 12 euros if done at the counter , this means that if you choose the recognition at the post office, you will have to pay. Previously this method was free.
This change has especially made people unaccustomed to the use of electronic devices unhappy (remember that there is also the possibility of obtaining Spid with other “virtual” methods, without therefore having to go to the counters).
How to get Spid at the post office for free
Excluding the face-to-face mode (i.e. at the counters) which has now become paid (at a cost of 12 euros), the following methods remain free:
You can register directly on the posteid.poste.it website and request SPID online, through the certified mobile phone associated with a Bancoposta or Postepay product.
VIA CIE, CNS OR DIGITAL SIGNATURE
If you have an active Electronic Identity Card or National Service Card or a digital signature, you can complete the registration completely online using a smart card reader to be connected to your computer.
VIA ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT (CIE 3.0 OR ELECTRONIC PASSPORT)
If you have a recently issued Electronic Identity Card or an Electronic Passport (issued after 2006), you can identify yourself using the PosteID app and complete the registration completely online, from your smartphone / tablet or from your computer.
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If you have a current account with an Italian IBAN, you can identify yourself using the PosteID app and complete the registration completely online, from your smartphone / tablet or from your computer. Following the registration process, you will be required to make a € 1 transfer from an account in your name to complete the identification. The amount of € 1 will be fully and automatically returned to you .
VIA PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Some public administrations can help you in the recognition procedure necessary to obtain SPID, by verifying your identity at their offices. You can then choose us to complete the identity verification and obtain SPID.