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I received a letter of completion for my degree (PhD) from my University in the United States.
"He should be granted all privileges of this degree"
Can I use the degree by now in Europe for applications / official use? Or do I need to wait for the official date when I receive my diploma / transcript?
asked Dec 23, 2020 at 15:07
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Perhaps you can apply for jobs already (explaining that you already finished your PhD). You could even receive a job offer, and start working on the immigration procedure.
However, many official applications (to the goverment, etc.) require you to submit a copy of your Diploma registered with Apostille. This is also true for many attractive immigration programs.
Don't forget to get this Apostille before departing from the US.
answered Dec 23, 2020 at 15:58
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It is best to assume that you don't have it until it is officially awarded, just in case anyone checks.
But you can be honest in any application and say that all requirements were successfully completed and that you have a letter from (whoever) that it will be awarded (on date). Or similar.
Since the starting date of any position is still in the future, I assume it will be after the official award date. It should be fine in all but the most extreme cases.
answered Dec 23, 2020 at 15:19
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