The Credential Information Service - CIS, CIMEA for Refugees which, thanks to the support of the Ministry for Universities and Research, issues free Statements of Comparability for foreign study qualifications to holders of international protection who have obtained the status of political asylum or subsidiary protection in Italy, subject to proof of such status, is now active at CIMEA.


The Credential Information Service - CIS, CIMEA for Refugees uses the “Diplomeservice to issue its certificates, making use of blockchain technology applied to the recognition of qualifications.


For further information on the Diplome service, please click here .


Through the Diplo me - CIMEA for Refugees portal, it is possible to get in touch with the CIMEA experts through an “Information Request” and request the “Statement of Comparability” for a qualification obtained abroad. To do this, the user concerned must create his/her own account on CIMEA for Refugees portal.


In order to issue the free Statement of Comparability, the interested party must upload all the documents relating to the academic path followed, which can be consulted for each country, in the “Required Documents” section of the personal account, together with proof of the protection status obtained in Italy. Please note that each registration on the Diplome portal is only linked to the one personal account of the holder of the qualification. No evaluation will be processed through intermediaries.


For those who are still waiting to obtain international protection or who have been awarded a different status, it is possible to access the CIMEA services by creating a personal account on CIMEA Diplome page or through one of the Diplome pages dedicated to affiliated Universities, the list of which can be consulted at the following page.


Click here to access CIMEA for Refugees Diplome page.


The service offered by CIMEA for Refugees is free only for requests for Statements of Comparability. When a Statement of Verification is required, it is necessary to register on cimea.diplo-me.eu/cimea to access the costs and timelines of the service.


Please keep in mind that in the case of a request for the Statement of Verification of a qualification held by a refugee, the successful outcome of the porcedure is not guaranteed, taking into account the methodology followed by CIMEA in order not to compromise the applicant's status.


For more information on the purpose of the Statement of Verification and the actions implemented by CIMEA, please refer to the following page.



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