If you want to work or study in Italy and need proof of your qualifications from a tertiary education institution in Australia, you must also apply for a Declaration of Value from the Consul General of Italy. The Declaration of Value aka: Dichiarazione Di Valore, is the Consulate’s confirmation that it has assessed your qualification according to the local education system.
This process is well established and applies to qualifications from all foreign countries, not just Australia, if students wish to rely on their qualifications in Italy. If you are not sure whether you require the Declaration of Value, you should check with whoever may have prompted you and investigate further into this process.
Generally, the Declaration of Value is necessary so that our Australian qualifications will be valid and are recognised by employers or education institutions in Italy.
The process to obtain the Declaration of Value requires the following:
- Obtain the qualification, academic transcript and a letter confirming the minimum duration of the course from the relevant education institution.
- Have the qualifications notarised and/or stamping them with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
- Translate the documents into Italian by an accredited NAATI translator.
- Submit the translated documents to the Consulate General of Italy with all other supporting documentation.
For anyone who is not familiar with the process, it can seem rather complicated. However, if you have a notary like myself, that has dealt with this process in the past it should be fairly simple to handle.
Usually a notary public will provide fixed quotes for the component of work that is directly under their care, which is, the notarization and obtaining the apostille. Usually a fixed quote will be provided in relation to the translation or the fees charged by the Consulate once the documents have been notarised and stamped with an apostille.
To start the process you should download the Application for Declaration of Value aka RICHIESTA DI DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE.
If you would like to book an appointment in my Melbourne CBD Office or Box Hill South Office, please click the button below to go to my notary bookings page. The following page will outline fees associated with the appointment as well as booking information.