ITALY. Dichiarazione di Valore

How to legalize documents on education (diploma) for Italy?

In order to study or work in Italy in the profession obtained in Russia you need to receive Dichiarazione di valore in loco. There are plenty of educational institutions to choose from, and by enrolling in one of the Italian universities, you get the opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the country, learn the language, get to know people from all over the world, enjoy the ancient architecture and a mild climate.

Why is it necessary to receive Dichiarazione di valore in loco?

Although at the end of 2015 an agreement was signed between Russia and Italy abolishing the mandatory legalization of documents on education, it has not yet taken effect. Therefore, in order to be able to study at Italian universities, or to work in your profession in Italy, you need to undergo the procedure of recognition of your documents on education - Dichiarazione di valore in loco.

Dichiarazione di valore in loco is a document issued under the established procedure by the Italian Embassy in Russia. It allows to study at the Italian educational institutions or work in Italy in your profession. This document is attached to a copy of the Russian document on education and translation thereof into Italian at the Italian Consulate. Dichiarazione di valore in loco states that Russian education corresponds to Italian education despite the difference in the number of years of study.

Dichiarazione di valore in loco includes the following:

  • obligatory apostilization of the original of your secondary school certificate and diploma, if any

  • translation into Italian and certification of the correctness of translation at the Consulate of Italy

  • actual Certification of recognition of education (Dichiarazione di valore in loco)

Since April 2016, the Italian Consulate only accepts translations into Italian certified by an accredited translator. We offer a full range of services for receiving Dichiarazione di valore in loco, including translation into Italian certified by an accredited translator.

It is important to know that this procedure is not a quick one, the apostilization by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation alone will take about 50 days, and certification of documents at the Consulate can take up to 4 weeks, especially in summer, when a lot of applications are being filed. But if you have decided to study or continue your studies in Italy well ahead of time and delegated apostilization, translation and other paperwork to experienced specialists, then you can breathe more easily and start preparing for a new stage in your life at your leisure, and we will take care of all the hackwork.

Our specialists will be happy to advise you on any matters related to Dichiarazione di valore in loco!

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