My carta d'identita' has expired and a bureaucrat at the comune where I went to get a birth certificate for my daughter recently gave me a hard time about it. According to her I had to get something called an "attestato di soggiorno" first and then go another office (forgot which) to get the actual carta d'identita renewed. I'm a citizen of another EU country - not Italy. She said that the "attestato di soggiorno" is the equivalent of a permesso di soggiorno for EU citizens (who of course don't need permission to live in another EU country ).
So does anyone know where I need to go to get an attestato di soggiorno? Does anyone actually have such a document? I've never seen it before and neither has my husband who is also an EU country citizen and has lived here for 25 years. And where do I go to get the new carta d'identita after this? And are there any other documents which i need?
I'm confused by all this because from what I remember 5 years ago when I got the original carta d'identita all I needed was a residency document plus my passport.
I'm in Rome if that's relevant.