Do I need the DOV to apply for my visa?


You need to submit a DOV when you finalize your enrollment at the registry office (segreteria studenti) in Parma, provided all the documents certified by the Embassy are identical to those submitted in the online pre-application form. As far as we are concerned, you can apply for the visa without the DOV. Please, note that getting the DOV may take a few weeks, hence we highly recommend applicants to allocate sufficient time.