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Translation and legalization of documents (Study in Italy)

Statement of equal value (Dichiarazione di valore)

The “Dichiarazione di valore” (Statement of equal value) is a document describing an educational qualification obtained in other countries than Italy. The Statement of equal value is a document of purely informative nature and does entail in itself any recognition, academic or professional, which is a prerogative of the competent authorities in Italy.

Foreign educational qualifications are not automatically recognized by all Italian universities. The Italian Embassy in Oslo issues the “Statement of equal value” exclusively for educational qualifications obtained in Norway and Iceland.

Required documents:

  • A copy of the original diploma or degree (not a digital copy), endorsed with the stamp of the school or university and signed by a school official, certified as authentic by the Notary Public (Tingretten in Norway) and legalized with an apostille stamp affixed by the Governor’s Office (Statsforvalteren in Norway, the Ministery of Foreign Affairs in Iceland). Please include the Diploma Supplement/Transcript of Record.
  • A copy of a valid ID or passport.
  • The “Modello_richiesta_dichiarazione_di_valore“, the application form must be completed in its entirety and signed. The application can be downloaded here.
  • If requested by the Italian university campus, a translation of the diploma to Italian. The translation must be carried out by an official translator with an apostille stamp. The translation to Italian is not necessary, in order to obtain the Dichiarazione di valore, if the diploma is in English.

If the Declaration of value is requested for the continuation of studies, it is free of charge. For professional or other purposes and if the applicant is Italian citizen, a consular fee applies. Please find more information about consular fees at this page.

The documentation can be delivered personally by the applicant at the the Embassy (Inkognitogaten 7, Oslo) or be sent by mail to: Embassy of Italy, PO Box 4021 AMB, 0244 Oslo.

The Dichiarazione di valore, together with the diploma, can be collected personally – or by a delegated person – at the Embassy on appointment only, or be sent back to the applicant by postal mail (shipping costs are charged to the applicant).

For more information about the documents necessary to undertake studies in Italy, please look at the Cultural diplomacy section of this site.