If you have acquired a UK qualification issued in the UK by a recognised institution, you may need certification, verification or legalisation of your original documents before submitting them to the Uzbek/other countries’ authorities, educational institutions or employers. 

  • Certification is confirmation that a photocopy is a true copy of an original document. We can prepare for you certified copies of your original UK qualifications.
  • Verification is the process of ensuring that original documents are genuine. British Council Uzbekistan can act as a verifying authority and confirm the validity of UK educational or professional documents.
  • Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine. The Legalisation Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the authority that issues apostille stamps for holders of UK degrees who seek recognition of their awards in their country of residence. Before sending your document to the Legalisation Department of the FCO you will need to have the original verified first. 

Find out more about each of our document services and how you can use them.

What documents can be stamped?

We can stamp the original document stated below, on the reverse side.

  1. Degree certificate, Diploma/ Diploma Supplement
  2. Diplomas
  3. A-Levels and GCSEs

Please send an email to info@britishcouncil.uz prior to application and check with us, if your document does not fall under the categories stated above.

Which documents are NOT eligible? 

The following documents are NOT eligible for any of the services:

  • IELTS Test Report Forms
  • Photocopies
  • Certified Photocopies
  • Scanned images

The British Council reserves the right to reject certification or verification of any document if the programme or institution is not recognised by the UK education boards, if the document is found to be altered or defaced in any way, or if there is any question regarding the originality of the document.

Certification of documents

We will require your original documents to provide this service. We will hold these securely until the service is complete and the documents can be returned to you. We will retain a copy for our records. We will also record your name, type of document, the date of transaction and any other relevant details for our records. This will be kept securely and will not be provided to any other parties unless we are legally required to do so.

Certification fee up to 3 copies of documents

16 GBP paid in Uzbek soum  (please check the rates with the British Council)

Payment

Bank transfer

Bank transfer payment should be done in Uzbek soum, the certification fee from July 1 to 30 is soum

Here are our bank details:

Bank name: KDB Bank Uzbekistan, Yunusobod branch

Account number: 20296000204844754001

MFO: 00831

Account name: The British Council Office

INN: 207066588

Please contact us for more information.  

How to certify your documents?

  1. Read and sign our Request Form and specify the number of certified copies you need for each of the documents and send the scan
  2. Pay the certification fee (please check the rates with the British Council) and send the scan.
  3. Contact British Council via email Indira.ikhlasova@britishcouncil.uz and book your visit time to submit the original documents.
  4. You will receive an email notification when your documents are ready to collect. This normally takes three working days.
  5. Collect your original documents and the certified copies you have ordered.

What we will do 

When you submit your documents for certification we will:

  • Check if your documents are eligible for  certification service
  • Photocopy the original documents and apply the certification stamp on the number of copies you have requested

Verification of documents

We will require your original documents to provide this service. We will hold these securely until the service is complete and the documents can be returned to you. We will also need to send copies of your document to the issuing bodies. This may be done either physically or electronically. If any fraud is discovered, we will also pass details on to the relevant legal bodies.

Following completion of the service, we will retain a copy for our records. We will also record your name, type of document, the date of transaction and any other relevant details for our records. This will be kept securely and will not be provided to any other parties unless we are legally required to do so.

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR DOCUMENTS?

  1. You will need to read and sign our Request Form. If somebody else will be collecting your verified documents on your behalf, you will also need to read and sign the Authorisation Section of the Request Form. 
  2. We can only verify after we have confirmation of the authenticity of the original document from the issuing body. For this purpose, you have to sign our Third Party Consent Form.
  3. Pay the service fee. 
  4. Contact British Council via email Indira.ikhlasova@britishcouncil.uz and book your visit time to submit the original documents.
  5. You will receive an email notification when your documents are ready and you can collect them. This normally takes 15 working days.
  6. To complete the process we will also apply a verification stamp on the back of your original document. For this purpose, you have to sign our Consent to Stamp Original Document. 
  7. Visit to collect your verified original documents. 

Once this process has been completed, you may refer to the website of FCO Legalisation Department for details on how to submit your documents for legalisation, should you wish to do so.

Verification fee

22 GBP paid in Uzbek soum (please check the rates with the British Council)

WHAT WE WILL DO

When you submit your documents for verification we will:

  • Check if your documents are eligible for verification service
  • We will send a scanned copy of your document to the issuing body
  • If the issuing body confirms the authenticity of the document we will apply the verification stamp on the back of your original document.
  • If the university requires an additional charge for their confirmation service, you will need to contact the university and cover the charge directly yourself. 

Payment

Bank transfer

Bank transfer payment should be done in Uzbek soum

Here are our bank details:

Bank name: KDB Bank Uzbekistan, Yunusobod branch

Account number: 20296000204844754001

MFO: 00831

Account name: The British Council Office

INN: 207066588