Advise applicants that Italy requires a Foglio matricolare
ecaratteristico (military service record) to document and verify military service.
If a Foglio matricolare ecaratteristico is not available, have the applicant sign a separate statement (not in the “Remarks”
section of the application) authorizing the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale
(INPS) to obtain a complete record of military service from the Italian military authorities.
NOTE: A Foglio di congedo illimitato (discharge certificate) is not sufficient because it does not provide a complete
military service record.