When applying to a UK university, particularly for distance learning, most applications ask for original versions of your academic documents. If you are worried about sending these via international mail, you may wish to mail certified copies instead.
The British Council Singapore provides a certification service, which is a confirmation that a photocopy is a true copy of an original document. Please note that this is not a confirmation of the authenticity of the original certificate. At the moment we do not provide legalisation service.
This service is available only at the Napier Road Centre, from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To have your documents certified, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Email us to schedule an appointment, at least three working days in advance. Please wait for the confirmation email, as we need to ensure one of the signatories will be in the office.
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
- 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. Receipt will be issued.
*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.