The Apostille is a seal issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or equivalent ministry in the country where an academic qualification was awarded. This seal authenticates the seals and signatures of officials on public documents, so that they can be recognized in foreign countries. Any country that signed the Hague Convention (October 5, 1961) is obligated to affix this seal to all legal academic records, upon request.
If the country where high school transcripts and/or other academic titles were issued is not party to the Hague Convention, these records shall be legalized by the Italian diplomatic representative in the country of issuance. Please note that before legalizing, it might be requested to have the signature of the scholastic/academic authority (i.e. the principal or administrator of the educational institution supplying the records) authenticated by the Ministry of Education in the country.
After obtaining an Apostille or a diplomatic legalization seal for all transcripts and/or other academic titles to be submitted, the legalized documents must be officially translated into Italian.
The original copy of the Declaration of Value fully legalized by Italian diplomatic representative shall be presented to the Admissions Team upon enrollment.