Online Qualifications not accepted by foreign embassies
Have you received an online qualification from the Open University, or any other distance learning program? It’s possible that the document will not be accepted by certain foreign embassies.
While the Open University is an FCO-Approved learning program, and as such may have any degrees they issue accepted in certain countries, other countries such as Qatar are unlikely to accept them. However, Qatar can sometimes accept Open University certificates if you explicitly state the name of the university you studied at. If you’re attempting to legalise a document from a distance learning organisation that isn’t the Open University, it’s likely it won’t be accepted by any foreign embassy. It is difficult to know if a document will pass through the entire procedure without any hitches, as the FCO may add an apostille to your document and declare it as genuine, before it is rejected further down the line by whichever embassy it is being sent to.
Therefore, when planning to move abroad, it may be prudent to send your next highest educational document when attesting your certificates for another country, to eliminate any doubt about whether your document will be accepted or not.
If you’re unsure if your document will be accepted or not, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got knowledge of the attestation process for most countries, so we’re experts on knowing whether or not a document will be accepted in the country it is being sent to. If you have an enquiry, feel free to call us on +44 (0)330 333 2264. We’ll do our best to help you. Alternatively, you can Request A Quote on our website. We aim to get back to you within the hour.