Furthermore, if the diploma was obtained outside Italy it must be translated, notarized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value(Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco), an official document which certifies the value of the title of study obtained in an Educational System different from the Italian one. It is written in Italian language and it is issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country in which the study title was obtained.
It is necessary for the following uses:
- Continuation of studies
- Enrolment in foreign universities
- Validation of an academic study title for the continuation of post-graduate studies (Master’s, Phd..)
- Equivalence of a study title
In case the country that issued the title of study is one of the countries that signed the Aja convention of 1961 the Italian Embassy/Consulate will put the Apostille on the study title without the need of legalizing it but in any case the the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed.
For the countries who signed the Brusselles Convention of 1987 (Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Latvia), Germany (Convention of Rome 1969) and Austria (Convention of Vienna 1975) neither legalization or Apostille are necessary, but the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed in any case.
For more information about the documentation to provide to request the Declaration of Value and to see the list of the Italian Embassies or Consulates please click here.
Students who do not provide the Declaration of Value will not get a Bachelor of Arts Diploma legally recognized but only an attendance certificate without legal value or credits.