The UK education document verification service will not be provided from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 for Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Applications and enquiries made during this period will be answered from 2 January.

Verifying documents from UK universities and educational bodies 

Employers and education institutions often ask people who studied in the UK for a letter or stamp that can verify their UK qualification or accreditation of institution.

You can receive verification of your UK education documents and UK education institution where you studied. You can also get a stamp from the British Council to support an application for an apostille with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Our services

  • UK qualification verification letter or stamp
  • UK institution verification letter
  • Validating a UK education document for an apostille

Please click each item below and read the guidelines carefully before you apply for the service. The type of service that you would need can only be advised by the organisation/institute that you will be submitting the document to. Choosing the correct type of service is applicant’s responsibility.

UK qualification verification letter or stamp

You can apply for either : 

a. verification letter or
b. verification stamp.

a. Verification letter

The British Council can provide a letter confirming that your UK education qualification is genuine. We will check your qualification with the issuing authority for confirmation on their originality. The letter will be in both English and Korean, with a British Council stamp. Please note that the letter does not include your grades but ONLY specifies your name, major, qualification type, school, and awarding date.

b. Verification Stamp

We can stamp either the original document (on the reverse side) or a certified copy that we can provide.

UK institution verification letter

The British Council can provide a letter confirming whether your education institution is registered with the Ministry of Education in the UK. The letter will be both in Korean and English, with a British Council stamp. Please note that this letter does not certify one’s attendance at or graduation from the institution.

Validating a UK education document for an apostille

The British Council DOES NOT ISSUE apostilles, which are international legal certifications.

We can, however, provide a validation stamp on a UK education document. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) will accept this validation stamp when you apply for an apostille. (After your document is stamped, you can apply for an apostille through the FCO Legalisation Office.)

We can only stamp the ORIGINAL education qualification documents stated below, on the reverse side. Once you receive the stamp, you will have to send the hard copy of the original document to FCO in order to receive legalisation. 

Types of document that we can stamp for the purpose of Apostille

  1. Degree certificate, Diploma/ Diploma Supplement
  2. Final Transcripts
  3. A-level’s and GCSE’s

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

How can I apply?

  1. Apply by filling out the online form
  2. Make your payment, within 24 hours, to Citi Bank 0-015867-019 (British Council Korea). (For two days, this payment is refundable should you make a cancellation.)
  3. You will receive an email from us when we have verified your education document.
  4. Visit our office with your original education document.

※ It is the applicant’s responsibility to choose the correct type of service.
※ If you require verification on multiple degrees/qualifications, please apply each one separately. (e.g. if you need to get two degrees verified, apply twice.)
※ Please note that occasionally a UK institution does not respond and it is not possible to carry out this service.

How much is the fee?

  • UK qualification verification letter or stamp
    - 80,000 won for three copies of the letter or verification stamps
    - Additional fee of 40,000 won will be charged per extra school document (transcripts, school letter, etc.)
  • UK institution verification letter
    - 40,000 won for three copies of the letter
  • Validating a UK education document for an apostille
    - 80,000 won for one document and additional 40,000 won per each extra document (transcripts, school letter, etc.)
  • Make your payment, within 24 hours after the application, to Citi Bank 0-015867-019 (British Council Korea). (For two days, this payment is refundable should you make a cancellation.)

※ Additional fee may be charged during the verification process with the UK institute/school

How long does it take?

  • UK qualification verification letter or stamp
    - Approximately ten working days, depending on the response time of the UK institution.
  • UK institution verification letter
    - Approximately three working days, depending on the response time of the UK institution.
  • Validating a UK education document for an apostille
    - Approximately ten working days, depending on the response time of the UK institution.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries, please complete an enquiry form. Then we will get back to you  as soon as possible.