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Declarations of Value

 

Declarations of Value

This Consulate General issues “Declarations of Value” (Dichiarazioni di Valore in Loco) of study certifications, professional and academic qualifications released by institutions, schools and universities that are located in the territory under the Consulate General of Italy in London’s jurisdiction.

For qualifications issued in Scotland and Northern Ireland, please contact the Consulate General of Italy in Edinburgh.

“Declarations of Value” certify the legal value of the abovementioned certificates. They do not amount to any form of recognition provided by the Italian authorities.

“Declarations of Value” can be requested for different reasons, mainly including:

  • Recognition of academic and secondary school-level curricula in Italy;
  • Continuation of academic and non-academic studies in Italy;
  • Professional recognition in Italy.

Please note that the “Declaration of Value” can be requested for already-completed study cycles (eg. A-level, Bachelor, Master, etc.). If you have completed single years at university, you can apply for a consular certificate that confirms the institution’s status in the UK educational system.

How to request a “Declaration of Value”

Applications for “Declarations of Value” can be made exclusively via mail by sending the relative documents to the following address:

Ufficio Titoli di studio

Consolato Generale d'Italia

"Harp House", 83/86 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4BL London

The cost of the Declaration of Value corresponds to the art.66N in the consular fees’ chart. If the applicant is a UK resident, please include, together with the required documents, a prepaid postal envelope. We request that applicants make the payment once the documentation has been received by the Qualifications’ Office and that the exact price to pay has been communicated from the office via email. To this email, the applicant must answer by attaching the bank statement that confirms the transfer of money. 

PLEASE NOTE that this office does not accept Postal Order payments issued through Royal Mail.

For any further information, please write an email to scuole.londra@esteri.it.

Consular Fees can be waived if the “Declaration of Value” is requested for study purposes from an Italian citizens currently living abroad or any foreign national.

Examples of what can be proven for waiving the relative consular fees are:

  • Application to any Italian institution of higher education;
  • Letter of acceptance from an Italian institution of higher education;
  • For Italian citizens living abroad, it is necessary to send a proof of residence (e.g. council tax, utility bills, bank statements).

All applicants must include, together with the requested documents, a copy of the ID.

Professional Qualifications

1. Application form filled and signed (click here for downloading the form);

2. Certified Copy legalised by means of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (henceforth FCDO)’s Apostille (see the notes below);

3. Letter from the institute that delivered the course with the information available on the course (duration, mode of attendance and if a theoretical as well as practical part of the course was provided, admission requirements);

4. If the applicant is a registered professional, a letter from the professional body (statutory-regulated or not) confirming registration and practicing licence.

 

Secondary School Certifications (G.C.S.E., G.C.S.E, O-Levels, G.C.E - Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level)

1. Application form filled and signed (click here for downloading the form).

2. Certied Copy of the Statements of Results issued by the examining commissions, legalised by means of the FCDO’s Apostille (see the notes below).

3. Letter from the School confirming attendance.

 

Bachelor, Master

1. Application form filled and signed (click here for downloading the form).

2. Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate legalised by means of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s apostille (see the notes below).

3. Original Transcript or Diploma Supplement (DS) detailing name, last name, date of birth, course’s duration, mode of attendance (full or part time), number of Academic Credits awarded. PhD graduates who wish to obtain their Declaration of Value must send a letter of the university detailling all of the above when applicable plus the course on the basis of which they were admitted to the PhD academic program.

 

PhD

1. Application form filled and signed (click here for downloading the form).

2. Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate legalised by means of the FCDO’s apostille (see the notes below).

3. A letter from the University that includes the following details: duration of the PhD, mode of attendance, and the requisite upon which the applicant was admitted to the PhD. With regards to the last one, the letter shall obtain .

 

Professional Certificate of Education and Postgraduate Certificate of Education

1. Application form filled and signed (click here for downloading the form).

2. Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate legalised by means of the FCDO’s apostille (see the notes below).

3. Original Transcript or Diploma Supplement (DS) detailing name, last name, date of birth, course’s duration, mode of attendance (full or part time), number of Academic Credits awarded.

4. Certified Copy of the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) certificate, legalised by means of the FCDO’s apostille (see the notes below).

5. Confirmation letter of the QTS released by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) (known today as Teaching Regulation Agency and formerly known as General Teaching Council).

6. Certified Copy of the Induction Certificate, legalised by means of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s apostille (see the notes below).

PLEASE NOTE: all documents above, except for the application form and the copy of the ID, will be returned to the applicant. Please refrain from sending photocopies of the documents demanded by this office.

N.B.

1. Certified copy of the “Degree Certificate” with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Apostille

  • A certified copy can be obtained through a “Notary Public” (Notaio) or “Solicitor” who must be based in the United Kingdom. The “notary public” or “solicitor” will produce a certified copy of the original degree certificate. A list can be found on this Consulate General’s website or on the Yellow Pages’ directory. Please check if the professional contacted for the above service has the signature deposited at the “Legalisation Office” of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office;
  • Once the Certified Copy has been obtained, it must be sent to the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to get the Apostille. (please see the following link https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised).

Please click here to see a specimen of the FCDO’s apostille.

2. Translation of the Degree Certificate

This Consulate General does not release translations of official documents. Moreover, the translation is not required for the issuing of the “Declaration of Value”. However, the Consulate General can, under explicit request of the applicant, certify a translation made outside the Consulate General. Such translations can be made by:

The certification of the translation has an additional cost to the “Declaration of Value” which corresponds to the fee “art.72A” on the Consular fees’ page.

Translations made by Italy-based translators can be legalised by Italian tribunals’ chanceries.

 


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