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Declarations of Value


Declarations of Value

Declarations of Value



What is a Declaration of Value

In order to have British qualifications recognized in Italy, both for the continuation of studies (School / University) and for work purposes, it is necessary that the territorially competent consular authority issues a "Declaration of Value". The nature of this document is exclusively informative, and describes the foreign qualification obtained by providing any useful element to allow the competent Italian Authorities to evaluate the qualification for the purpose of its recognition in the Italian legal system pursuant to current legislation. The Declaration of Value does not imply any recognition, equivalence or approval of the qualification to which it refers. Subsequently, the competent Italian administrations (Ministry of Education, Ministry of University and Research, Provincial School Offices, Universities, etc.) will declare the equivalence of foreign qualifications to similar Italian qualifications.


How to request it

This Consulate is competent solely for the issue of Declarations of Value relating to educational or professional qualifications issued by secondary or academic institutions or officially recognized professional bodies based in its district. Requests must be sent exclusively by post (Consulate of Italy - Notary - 58 Spring Gardens, M2 1EW Manchester), attaching the following documentation:

- application form duly completed (including home address and telephone numbers) and signed by the applicant with handwritten signature;

- photocopy of a valid identity document of the applicant (passport or identity card);

- copy of the qualification, certified and verified by a notary public / solicitor practicing in the United Kingdom and legalized (ATTENTION: the notary must state the verification of the qualifications and the accreditation of the institution that issued the title, for example with the words "I certify that the degree is authentic and that I have verified it at the reference institute", in English or in Italian);

- only in the case of academic qualifications of each level (Bachelor, Master, MPhil, PhD) and Postgraduate Certificate of Education / Bachelor of Education, including a translation into Italian (it is recommended to have it done by a professional translator) and the Diploma Supplement issued by the University;

- depending on the educational / professional qualification, a letter certifying information about it (see information below);

- a pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope to send the document back;

- if the Declaration of value is required for enrollments at Italian universities, or for school transfers exclusively from the United Kingdom to Italy, the service is free (it is necessary to attach proof of this circumstance, for example a copy of the enrollment at the University);

- otherwise, a postal order is needed, covering the Consular fees for: Declaration of value (art. 66n), plus Authentication of the Italian translation of the Degree Certificate (Art. 72a) for each side of the translation, plus 0.85 p for collection costs (link to: Consular Fees);

Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.


Information letter

Based on your educational or professional qualification, you need a letter stating information about it, as per the instructions below.

A. For High School / Professional Qualifications: Certificate of attendance from the School / College containing the following information:

- name, surname, date of birth of the applicant

- dates of enrollment / matriculation

- legal duration of the course

- explanations about the scale of values ​​used for the final grade

B. For Academic Qualifications: "Higher Education Achievement Report - HEAR" (issued by some universities) or the complete transcript of the exams (Academic Transcript), containing the following information:

- name, surname, date of birth, date of first registration of the applicant;

- legal duration of the course;

- full time or part time mode

- Total number of ECTS credits

- if a period of training abroad was envisaged, to carry out studies, internships or research at a university or company

- if the defense of a final thesis or the presentation of a project was envisaged

- explanations about the scale of values ​​used for the final grade

C. For Doctorate (PhD): Letter from the University, certifying:

- name, surname, registration date of the applicant

- minimum legal duration of the course

- if the course was full time or part time

- if the course included research or training periods

- requirements for admission to the PhD program.

D. Per il Postgraduate Certificate of Education/Bachelor of Education, è necessaria la Lettera originale di conferma del QTS Rilasciata dal National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) Teaching Regulation Agency e precedentemente General Teaching Council.