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Declarations of value

How to request a DECLARATION OF VALUE to the Legal Office

In order to request a DECLARATION OF VALUE from our Department please follow these steps:

  1. Request and obtain by mail the diploma and transcripts pertaining to study courses completed in schools located in the Consulate’s jurisdiction. The jurisdiction includes the States of New York, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey (see Consular Jurisdiction). These shall be certified originals, or true copies, signed by an official of the issuing school who is also a Notary Public. If none is available, the school shall have the originals/copies certified in front of a Notary Public on file in the same County. The signature of the Registrar/Notary then shall be verified with the County Clerk of the Countywhere their signatures are on file. Finally, the verified documents shall be sent to the Department of State of the State where the school is located to obtain an Apostille
  2. The documents need to be translated accurately and completely in Italian. We recommend you make copies before you send the documents to be apostilled, and that you do the translations, or have them done by a professional translator, while the Apostille process is completed. Please keep in mind that only the document per se needs to be translated (you do NOT need to translate the standard legenda usually placed at the back of the transcript pages, nor the County Clerk or Apostille pages)
  3. Fill out the DECLARATION OF VALUE APPLICATION FORM.
  4. Make a copy of your valid passport
  5. Once you have 1), 2), 3) and 4) ready, you can:
    1. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT through the Consular booking system Prenot@mi; or
    2. SEND THE ABOVE-DISCUSSED DOCUMENTATION (apostilled originals and translations), WITH A SELF ADDRESSED, PREPAID, TRACKABLE ENVELOPE TO:

Consulate General of Italy in NYC

Attn. LEGAL OFFICE

690 Park Avenue

New York NY 10065

The Declaration of Value is issued free of charge if you are completing enrollment at an Italian higher education institution that has already accepted you. Proof of admission is required.

In any other case, we require payment by money order. You can find the pertaining fees on the Consular Fee Table, under art. 66N (primary document) and art. 72 (certification of true translation, per document). Thus, a Declaration of Value that lists one diploma and one set of transcripts will pay art.66N+ (2 x art. 72).

For additional details concerning Declarations of Value for professional purposes listed under C) and D) in the DoV application, please write to notarile.newyork@esteri.it.

Elementary School e Junior High School (I to VIII grade)

  1.  application form for Declaration of Value;
  2.  copy of Report card that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State ;
  3.  if the report card does not specify that the student was admitted to the following grade, the Principal will have to sign a letter stating the above and his signature must be notarized and legalized with an Apostille;
  4.  literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraph 2 and 3. Translations in Italian must maintain grades as the appear in the original documents  (A,B,C or E, G, S, etc.);
  5. Copy of passport.

High School (IX to XII grade)

  1.  application form for Declaration of Value;
  2.  copy of DIPLOMA that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3.  copy of 4 Year Transcript that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  4.  if the report card does not specify that the student was admitted to the following grade, the Principal will have to sign a letter stating the above and his signature must be notarized and legalized with an Apostille;
  5.  literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraph 2, 3 and – if necessary – 4. Translations in Italian must maintain grades as they appear in the original documents  (A,B,C etc.);
  6. copy of passport.

“Exchange Students”

Italian exchange students who after the year abroad re-enter the school in Italy must present to the Consulate the following documents:

  1. application form for Declaration of Value;
  2. copy of DIPLOMA that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3. copy of Report Card that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  4. attendance certificate that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  5. honorary diploma (if issued);
  6. letter of the organizer of the exchange Program and, if in English, translation in Italian;
  7. literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraph 2 and 3.  Translations must maintain grades as the appear in the original documents (A,B,C etc.);
  8. copy of passport.

 

RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC DEGREE

Italian and foreign citizens who obtained a degree in a College or University located in this consular jurisdiction can request a Declaration of Value to this Office to have it recognized by an Italian University. The application must be presented to the President of the academic institution. It is important to make sure that the University offers courses similar to the ones completed in the US.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

  1. application form for Declaration of Value;
  2. copy of DIPLOMA of ASSOCIATE DEGREE that the Registrar of the Community  College signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3. copy of transcript that the Registrar signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  4. copy of DIPLOMA of HIGH SCHOOL that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  5. copy of 4 Year Transcript that the Principal or Registrar of the high school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  6. literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraph 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Translations   must maintain grades as the appear in the original documents (A,B,C etc.);
  7. copy of passport.

Please note: students who obtained a Diploma in a secondary school in Italy must present a copy.

BACHELOR DEGREE

  1. application form for Declaration of Value;
  2.  copy of DIPLOMA of BACHELOR DEGREE that the Registrar of the College or University signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3. copy of transcript that the Registrar signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  4. copy of DIPLOMA of HIGH SCHOOL that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  5. copy of 4 Year Transcript that the Principal or Registrar of the high school signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  6. literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraph 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Translations   must maintain grades as the appear in the original documents (A,B,C etc.);
  7. copy of passport.

Please note:

Find out whether the Italian University requires the description of courses. In this case often it is sufficient to download the Catalogue. Make sure that the courses match those listed in the transcripts.  Students who obtained a Diploma in a secondary school in Italy must present a copy.

MASTER DEGREE

  1. application form for Declaration of Value;
  2. copy of DIPLOMA of MASTER DEGREE that the Registrar of the College or University signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3. copy of transcripts that the Registrar signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  4. copy of DIPLOMA and of the transcripts of BACHELOR Degree that the Registrar of the College or University signed before a Notary Public and legalized with the Apostille  of the Secretary of State;
  5. copy of HIGH SCHOOL Diploma and of the 4 Year Transcript that the Principal or Registrar of the school signed before a Notary Public legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  6. literal translation in Italian of the documents indicated at paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Translations must maintain grades as the appear in the original documents (A,B,C etc.);
  7. copy of  passport.

Please note:

Find out whether the Italian University requires the description of courses. In this case often it is sufficient to download the Catalogue. Make sure that the courses match those listed in the transcripts.  Students who previously obtained a Diploma in Italy must present a copy.

PH.D.

  1. application form for Declaration of Value;
  2. copy of DIPLOMA of Ph.D. that the Registrar of the University signed before a Notary Public, legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  3. copy of DIPLOMA and of transcripts of MASTER Degree that the Registrar of the University signed before a Notary Public, legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  4.  copy of BACHELOR DIPLOMA and copy of Official Transcripts, that the Registrar of the attended academic institution signed before a Notary Public, legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  5. copy of HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA and copy of school report (4 Year Transcript), that the Principal or the Registrar of the attended school signed before a Notary Public, legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State;
  6. literal translation in Italian of the documents showed in the points 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Translations must report the votes exactly how they appear in original;
  7. copy of the Passport.

NB: it is necessary to verify if the Italian University asks for the description of the curriculum relative to the attended courses. In that case, the attended courses must be indicated and must correspond with the ones in the “transcript”. In presence of qualifications obtained in Italy, it is necessary to show a photocopy of it.