For those of you who are familiar with this document, well, did you get yours? With only a few time left before my departure, I am kicking myself in the booty about not organising my list of things to do much better because I forgot to complete my DV. Argh!
What it is:
The Dichiarazione Di Valore in loco/Declaration of Value is issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy of the country which awarded your degree and attests that it is of equal value to an Italian BA (first level degree corresponding to 3 years of study). The document must certify the overall number of school years you completed from primary to University included is equal or higher than 15. A copy of the original degree certificate plus the original transcripts translated into Italian and authenticated by the Consulate are attached to the Dichiarazione di Valore (do not unstaple any attachment from the Dichiarazione).
What you need: http://www.study-in-italy.it/studying/info-07.html; http://italyproject365.com/how-to-obtain-a-dichiarazione-di-valore/; http://anamericaninrome.com/wp/2010/07/how-to-get-a-dichiarazione-di-valore/
- Copy (or duplicate) of Diploma and Transcripts declared authentic by your University’s Registrar. PLEASE NOTE: The Registrar’s signature MUST be notarized.
- Apostille for the above obtained by the Secretary of State of the State in which the School is located.
- Italian translation of Diploma and Transcripts.
- Self addressed, self stamped envelope – to return documents.
- It allows the recognition of the studies at insert your school here in Italy and abroad under the ECTS credits system.
- It eases the international mobility of students (internship abroad, for instance).
- It allows an easy extension of your stay in Italy after the Master’s while searching for a job or other professional opportunity.
Los Angeles Regional Office
300 South Spring Street, Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013