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Dichiarazioni di valore

 

Dichiarazioni di valore

DECLARATION OF VALUE


FOREWORD

1. 2. The Qualifications Office of the Consulate General of Italy in London may only issue "dichiarazioni di valore" (declarations of value) of British qualifications issued by recognised educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities) or professional bodies located in the London Consular district which includes England and Wales only, or by educational institutions, which, although located in other countries, follow the British education system.

Scotland falls within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Edinburgh.

2. Those who need to have their Italian qualifications recognised in the UK need to contact NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) who will issue a “statement of comparability”. Their website is www.naric.org.uk.

3. For the translation of Italian qualifications into English, this Consulate General does not certify translations carried out by the interested parties. School and academic authorities as well as British professional associations accept translations carried out by "certified translators". For a list please visit the website of the "Yellow Pages" (www.yell.com) or consult the list of translators available from the website of this Consulate General  in the Forms section.

4. The Qualifications Office is NOT open to the public. All applications can ONLY be sent by post to the following address:

Ufficio Titoli di studio
Consolato Generale d'Italia
"Harp House", 83/86 Farringdon Street EC4A 4BL London

5. Please refrain from asking for acknowledgement of receipt of  your DV application and/or the status of your application.

BRITISH QUALIFICATIONS: PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW FOR THE ISSUE OF A DV

To have your British qualifications recognised in Italy, whether to continue your studies (school/University), or for work purposes, you will need to contact the relevant Italian Consulate, who will issue a "dichiarazione di valore".

This is a declaration wherein the Consulate confirms the value of the qualifications attained in Great Britain, with reference to the local educational system. It will be up to the relevant Italian institutions (Ministry of Education, Uffici Scolastici Provinciali, Universities, etc.) to subsequently declare if a foreign qualification has a similar Italian equivalent: this is called “equipollenza”.

In order to issue a "dichiarazione di valore" of British qualifications this Consulate General requires ad hoc documentation which varies according to the qualification (following are the main types of educational/professional qualifications):

Professional qualifications: beautifician, hairdresser, masseur, electrician, plumber etc.

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
• Certified copies of the original certificates. Then the certified copies must be legalised by means of an “Apostille” (see N.B. below)
• Original letter of attendance of the school or of the college in original, containing the following information: name, surname and date of birth, and as much information as possible on the course attended (duration, mode of study that is if full or part time, if a theory and a practical part were included, quantifiable in x number of hours, any admission requirements).
• If you exercise your profession locally, a letter from the relevant body confirming your registration in the professional register (registration number and qualification/level)
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)

Secondary Education qualifications: G.C.E. Ordinary Level/G.C.S.E/G.C.E. Advanced Level etc.

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
Certified copies of the original certificates. Then the certified copies must be legalised by means of an “Apostille” (see N.B. below)
Original letter of attendance of your secondary school
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)

If you have a number of certificates, it is advisable to ask the solicitor/notary public to execute a certified copy of them “as a bound set”, ideally in chronological order (for example, June 2006, June 2008 etc.), so that you will have to request only one apostille, as opposed to many.

Please note that to enrol at an Italian university the minimum entry requirements set out by Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) are 3 passes in different subjects at GCE A level, relevant to the course of study chosen. An A level in Italian shall be requested only of foreign students and cannot not be taken into account in the case of students of Italian nationality or in the case of enrolment in courses that are held entirely in English.



First Cycle: Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws etc.

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
• Certified copy of the original degree certificate issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course). Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Translation of the degree certificate. For a translation template click here (PDF Format)

• Original Academic Transcript or Diploma Supplement (DS) issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course) with the following information: name and surname, date of birth, date of enrolment, duration of the course, mode of study (full or part time), number of academic credits awarded, whether you spent a year abroad at a University or in a work placement (specifying dates and name of foreign university or firm/company). The Transcript or DS should also mention access requirements, the level according to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and access to further studies (if applicable).  If the Transcript or the DS do not contain all these details, please obtain an additional original letter from the University.
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)



Second Cycle: Degree of Master of Arts/Master of Science/Master of Engineering etc.

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
• Certified copy of the original degree certificate issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course). Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Translation of the degree certificate. For a translation template click here (PDF Format)

• Original Academic Transcript or Diploma Supplement (DS) issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course) or Letter from the University stating your name and surname, date of birth, date of enrolment, duration of the course, mode of study (full or part time), number of academic credits awarded. The Transcript or DS should also mention access requirements, the level according to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and access to further studies (if applicable). If the Transcript or the DS do not contain all these details, please obtain an additional original letter from the University.
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)




Postgraduate Certificate in Education/Bachelor of Education

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
• Certified copy of the original degree certificate issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course). Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Translation of the degree certificate. For a translation template
click here (PDF Format)
• Original Academic Transcript or Diploma Supplement issued by the British university (and not by the institution that administered the course) stating your name and surname, date of birth, duration of the course, mode of study (full or part time), number of academic credits awarded, subjects you specialised in and age range. The Transcript or DS should also mention access requirements, the level according to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and access to further studies (if applicable). If the Transcript or the DS do not contain all these details, please obtain an additional original letter from the University.
• Certified copy of QTS certificate. Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Confirmation letter of QTS issued by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) (formerly Teaching Agency and prior to that General Teaching Council)
• Translation of QTS certificate
• Certified copy of Induction certificate. Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Translation of Induction certificate
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)




Third Cycle: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, MPhil)

• application form (click here for DOC Format or click for PDF Format) duly completed and signed
• Certified copy of the original degree certificate. Then the certified copy must be legalised by means of an Apostille (see N.B. below)
• Translation of the degree certificate. For a translation template click here (PDF Format).
• Original letter from the University stating your name, date of birth , date of enrollment, minimum legal duration of the course (some universities call it minimum official length or minimum period of study), and whether you were admitted on the basis of a Bachelor degree/Master/Laurea or equivalent, specifying which university.
• Self-addressed envelope for the return of the DV
• Payment of consular fees, if applicable (see under Consular fees and Postal charges)
• Payment of recorded delivery (if requested)

N.B.
The “apostille” is the legalisation by the only competent authority in the UK, that is the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Please follow this two-step procedure:

1. Obtain a “certified copy” of your original certificate(s) (and not of your transcript or of any other document) from a UK-based Solicitor or a Notary Public.
For a list of  solicitors: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/
For a list of notaries public: http://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/notary/find-a-notary/ 


Please note that the certified copy needs to be executed by a professional whose signature is registered with the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and not by an official of the Italian Public Administration or an official of a foreign Embassy or Consulate.

2. The certified copy of the document(s) should then be sent to the only competent British authority, that is to the Legalisation   Office – Foreign and Commonwealth Office - PO Box 6255 - Milton Keynes MK10 1XX - Tel. 03700 00 22 44 (from the UK), +44 20 7008 5959 (from outside the UK) - e-mail: LegalisationEnquiries@fco.gsi.gov.uk) with the relevant fee, in order to obtain the Apostille. It should not be sent to the Procura della Repubblica or any other foreign authority.

Please note that the above two services (certified copy and legalisation by means of an apostille) are provided by professionals or institutions who operate independently of this Consulate General. Any query regarding procedures and fees to pay will therefore need to be addressed to them directly.


CONSULAR FEES AND POSTAL CHARGES

Amounts

For an updated list of fees and postal charges, please refer to Consular fees in the “Declaration of value section (click here).

Methods of payment of consular fees and any postal charges:
• from the UK only: Postal Order made payable to “Consolato Generale d’Italia”
• from other countries (including Italy):  please send an email to scuole.londra@esteri.it for instructions on payment methods.

Please do not send “coupon-réponse international” because
they cannot be exchanged in the UK.

DV ISSUED FREE OF CHARGE OR NOT

If the DV is requested:

1. for study purposes, the service is free of charge for all foreign nationals and those Italian nationals residing abroad who can enclose proof of residence abroad at the time of their request (for example AIRE registration, copy of their utility bills, council tax payment, bank statement)

2. for employment purposes, there is a charge for this service, both for Italian and foreign nationals.




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