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Instructions on how to obtain a declaration of value for a Bachelor or Associate Degree


Instructions on how to obtain a declaration of value for a Bachelor or Associate Degree

To obtain the equivalency in Italy of a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree, you will need to obtain a Declaration of Value from an Italian Consulate in the US.

To verify if your school is under the jurisdiction of the Consular Offices of Washington, DC, check the list of the Consulates’ jurisdiction in the US, by clicking here.

  1. “Application form for verification of academic degrees and documents” properly filled out with the student’s information and signature; To download the application form, click here;
  2. Original college Diploma + Apostille; The diploma has to have the signature of the Registrar of the school, which needs to be certified from a notary public and then apostilled. For information on how to obtain an apostille click here;
  3. Original college Transcripts + Apostille;
  4. College course catalog (translation is optional). A photocopy of the pages with the description of the courses may be accepted only if it bears the “seal” of the College. In any case, all courses must be highlighted and must correspond to the courses listed in the Transcripts.
  5. Original high school Transcripts
  6. Original high school Diploma;
  7. Dichiarazione di Valore for the high school diploma issued by the corresponding Consular Office.
  8. A copy of the student’s passport or Italian national i.d. card.
  9. A pre-paid DHL, FedEx or UPS envelope to return the original documents back to the applicant once they’ve been processed. Please be advised that we cannot accept pre-paid envelopes from the U.S. postal service.

All documents provided (diplomas, transcripts, letters, etc.), must be translated into Italian. The student may prepare the translations which will then be authenticated by the Consular office. It is the responsibility of the student to submit translations that are complete, accurate, and clearly typed.

DO NOT detach the original documents from the Apostille for any reason. Removing the staple from the Apostille will make the document null and void.

Please be advised that a fee is due for documents that are not for academic purposes.

Important: Declarations of value are usually issued in about a month. Please submit all the required documentation with ample time to ensure the declaration will be ready when needed.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Washington, DC. For contact information, click here.