The British Council in Singapore provides certification service for education qualifications, which confirms that the photocopy is a true copy of the original document. Do note that the British Council does not accept any responsibility for confirming the authenticity of the original document, as is required for legal processes, which includes verification, legalisation, work permit and visa application. At the moment we do not provide verification and legalisation service.
When applying to a UK institution, institutions may request for certified copies of the academic documents.
Our service could also be used by those who are using their UK academic documents to apply to a non-UK institution. However, before making an appointment with us, do check that the institution you are applying to is agreeable to have British Council certify your document.
This service is only available by appointment made with the signatory.
To have your documents certified, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment, at least three working days in advance.
Step 2: Print and complete the Certification Request Form.
Step 3: Bring the following to the Napier Road Centre at the scheduled time:
- Your original documents*^
- Completed Certification Request Form
- Copies of the documents to be certified, printed on a single side of the paper
- Payment of S$4 (inclusive of GST) per single-sided copy
Step 4: Payment to be made immediately to the cashier, after the certification process is completed. Acceptable mode of payment: cheque, cash, nets and credit cards.
While receipt will not be automatically issued, you can ask for one from the service staff.
*If the original document is not in English, please provide the original notarial translation in English.
^Please take note of the list of documents that cannot be certified.