Authenticity Control of Academic Titles
AUTHENTICITY CONTROL – PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BODIES/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC SERVICES
Article 15 of Italian Law 183/2011, which entered into force on 1 January 2012, made modifications to Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000, containing the consolidated law on legislative and regulatory provisions in the area of administrative documentation.
In particular, it requires that “Certifications issued by the public administration relating to personal states, qualities and facts are valid for use only between private parties. In relationships with public administration bodies and the operators of public services, certificates and affidavits are always replaced by the declarations specified in articles 46 and 47” (self certifications).As a result of this, pursuant to article 71, para. 1 of Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000, “the respective authorities are required to perform suitable checks, including through sampling, and in all cases in which doubts should arise as to the truthfulness of the self certifications pursuant to articles 46 and 47”.
1. AUTHENTICITY CONTROL BY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BODIES
Public administration bodies and the operators of public services must send requests to check the veracity of data submitted to them through self certifications to the university via Certified email (“PEC”) email@example.com
Note that such controls can only be performed when correct identification data is supplied for the person issuing the declaration along with a precise indication of the data to be checked.
Self-certification and self-declaration verifications that the Public Administration will forward to this administration will be processed within 30 days from the date of the request via certified mail.
2. AUTHENTICITY CONTROL BY PRIVATE PARTIES
In the event that requests for authenticity checks are made by a private party (natural or legal person), in order to proceed with this check the request must be accompanied by written consent from the party/parties who issued the self certification or affidavit. The written consent MUST be accompanied by a photocopy (front and rear) of a valid identity document of the party or parties who issued the self certification.
Verification on self-certifications and self-declaration sent by private parties to this administration will be processed within 30 days from the date of receipt of the request.