representative office, diplomatic or consular authorities or authenticated by certified translators registered with the Courts or Consulates, as well as a "certificate of equivalence of qualification", the so-called “dichiarazione di valore in loco”. While the legalization of the qualification is usually made by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the country where the qualification was obtained, the "certificate of equivalence of qualification" is issued by the Italian consular authorities of the constituency where the qualification was obtained. For general information on legalizations and official translations, see Translation and Legalization of Documents on this website.
I have been admitted to an Italian University and I have pre-enrolled at the Italian Embassy in my country. Now I have to go to Italy and take the language exam / the exam for being admitted to the university course and, instead of issuing a study visa, the Italian Mission has issued me a tourist visa. Does this mean that after the exam, if admitted, I shall go back to my country to obtain the study visa?
See the list of Schengen countries.
If you are a citizen of a country for which no visa is needed for short stays (up to 90 days), you can remain in Italy and in the Schengen area, even after your stay permit has expired, up to a maximum of additional 90 days. The responsibility to grant the authorization for the extension of stay as tourists and no longer as residents falls within the competence of the local immigration office, which must be contacted for further information about the requirements to be met and the documents to be submitted. If you are a citizen of a country for which a visa is required even for short stays, you cannot remain in the country after your stay permit has expired.
Representative Office. Lists of certified translators are available from Italian courts. The website of the Information Center on Mobility and Academic Equivalence (CIMEA) devotes a specific section to the recognition of Italian qualifications abroad that can be very useful.