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Declaration of Value for foreign qualifications

(last updated: May 15th, 2024)

 

The Declaration of Value (DoV) certifies the value of a professional, educational or academic qualification obtained abroad. Its sole purpose is to describe the value acquired by the qualification in the country of origin. It does not correspond to a certificate of equivalence, and does not give any recognition to the qualification in Italy, but is necessary for the submission of an application for equivalence in Italy.

The Declaration of Value may be requested to the Consular Office for several reasons:

The Consular Office, through the Declaration of Value, certifies high school / University qualifications that allow admission to University courses in Italy.

 

If you are of a Diploma holder, you must bring the following documentation in original:

  • Passport
  • Pre-Evaluation from the University/ Acceptance letter
  • Academic Eligibility from the UNIVERSITALY Portal
  • The certificate “The Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate” issued by ESSLCE “Ethiopian Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination”. This certificate must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and translated into Italian Language.

 

If you are a Degree holder, you must bring the following documentation in original:

  • Passport
  • Pre-Evaluation from the University/ Acceptance letter
  • Academic Eligibility from the UNIVERSITALY Portal
  • The certificate of the academic degree
  • The transcript
  • The certificates must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and translated into Italian Language.

 

For the academic year 2024/2025, students must apply for an appointment for DoV exclusively at VFS Global, following the procedures described at the following link:

https://visa.vfsglobal.com/eth/en/ita/news/dov-legalization-appointments

 

STUDENTS ARE KINDLY ADVISED NOT TO BOOK ANY APPOINTMENT FOR LEGALIZATION THROUGH THE ONLINE PLATFORM ‘’PRENOT@MI’’, AS DoV APPOINTMENTS ARE EXCLUSIVELY DEALT BY VFS.

 

Please do NOT request an appointment  if you do not have the complete documents as per the below requirement. If your documents are not as per the requirement at the time of the request of appointment, you will need to send a new email requesting a new appointment, with the result that you will have to wait again and in the meanwhile you will have created unnecessary dealy for all the other students. 

 

To avoid delay in the DoV process for you and other colleagues, please make sure that you have the complete documents in your hand BEFORE you send an email for appointment booking.

 

Income Declaration

To be valid in Italy, the Declarations issued by the Ethiopian Authorities stating the economic conditions of the student and members of his family must be translated into Italian and legalized by this Embassy.

Requests for legalization of the above documentation, once legalized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and translated into Italian, can be submitted with the DoV request exclusively through VFS Global, following the procedures described at the following link: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/eth/en/ita/legalization

For students enrolling in academic years subsequent to the first, the legalisation of the aforementioned documents can be requested using the Prenot@mi platform.