Legalising Education Documents For Use Overseas

If you have an education award and you’ve been asked to have it legalised for use overseas, things can get confusing quickly. Below, you can find all of our blog articles which directly relate to the legalisation of qualification specifically, for a variety of destination countries.

Each country has their own set of requirements and procedures, which can differ greatly, which is why we’ve covered each of these topics individually. Remember however, that the issuing country can also have a large impact on the process required. Although we can legalise documents from practically any country in the world, most of our procedural guides are written from a UK perspective, so checking directly with our team will ensure you’ve get the information which suits your circumstances.

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Articles on Education Document Legalisation

Education Document FAQs

  • The document must be legalised within the country it was issued. If you are now living in a
  • In some cases this can impact the legalisation process if your name appears differently on your documents and your official ID. This could be through marriage, a name change or even if your certificate omits a middle name. If you have certificates with a name which differs to the one you currently use, it is best to check before starting any legalisation processes to ensure nothing is rejected by the Embassy later down the line.
  • In most cases, no. Unless the person you’re presenting your documents to has requested the transcript of results, the award certificate itself is usually enough. This is not always the case however so it is important you check. Some countries such as Qatar do request a transcript of results to be provided as standard on higher level qualifications.

  • The year of graduation rarely causes an issue. Unless you require additional documentation to support your qualification, which would be difficult to obtain due to the time which has elapsed, there is generally no time limit on qualifications.