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One Off Enquiries

This section is designed to answer any queries you may have regarding our One Off Statement of Comparability service for the purposes of work, study or registration with a professional body. Please click on the blue plus icon to reveal the answer.

If, alternatively, you require a statement to meet UKVI visa or naturalisation requirements, then please refer directly to www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality. For multiple Visas and Nationality applications (more than one but fewer than 10) we offer an assisted service.

What is it?

If you are assessing the suitability of a potential or current employee for a position within your organisation we can provide a statement confirming the comparable level of their overseas awards. A One Off Statement of Comparability service would also help to establish suitability to study and register with a professional body.

How will it benefit us?

Our Statement of Comparability service is simple to use and will provide you with a statement that:

  • gives you confidence and reassurance in your decision-making process
  • enables you to identify and select the very best applicants
  • provides security against financial loss and business risk

How do we apply for the One Off Statement of Comparability service and what documents should we send?

The information below does not relate to the UK NARIC Visas and Nationality service. For further information about a statement to support a visa or naturalisation application, please refer to www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality.

To compare a qualification we need you to send us a:

  • a photocopy of your certificate(s) together with final transcript(s) in the original language
  • a covering letter with your contact details and stating the purpose of your enquiry
  • a photocopy of a certified translation in English if necessary
  • payment for the service (see details below)

All documentation should be sent to us by post or fax. UK NARIC is unable to accept documentation sent by e-mail.

Please send your application by post to:

UK NARIC
Suffolk House
68-70 Suffolk Road
Cheltenham
GL50 2ED
UK

Or by fax to: +44 (0)871 330 7005

How long will it take and how much will it cost?

The turnaround time for the One off Statement of Comparability Service is five working days from the date of receipt of all required documentation and payment. Please note that this timeframe does not include delivery time and cannot be guaranteed. In some cases, such as those requiring additional research, the process may take longer and you will be informed.

The cost of the service is £70.00 + VAT* (£84.00) per application.

*If you are applying from an address outside of the EU, you are not required to pay VAT.

As highlighted above, this information does not relate to the UK NARIC Visas and Nationality service.

As highlighted above, this information does not relate to the UK NARIC Statement of Comparability Construction Skills.

Can we apply without translations of the documents?

For certain languages, the Translation Waiver Scheme removes the additional time and expense of acquiring a translation from a third party and enables us to process a One off Enquiry for a Statement of Comparability without the usual requirement of a certified translation. This service is available to those who hold qualifications in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

If the documents are presented in one of these languages, you can benefit from this scheme by submitting photocopies of the original award. You do not need to provide a certified translation. This service waives the requirement for submission of a translation; however, UK NARIC does not provide written translations. The total fee required if you wish to take advantage of this service is £100.00 + VAT* (£120.00).

*If you are applying from an address outside of the EU, you are not required to pay VAT.

As highlighted above, this information does not relate to the UK NARIC Visas and Nationality service.

What if we want to buy more than one?

UK NARIC provide a premium service to organisations that regularly need to use our Statement of Comparability service. If you purchase a Corporate Bundle, you buy in bulk an assessment service (e.g. Statements of Comparability or Certificates) of your choice. The many advantages of using this service over the individual enquiry service are:

  • Quicker Turnaround
  • Reduced Unit Cost (where applicable)
  • Assigned UK NARIC Account Manager
  • One single payment to process
No. of Statements Requested Bundle Price (per Statement) Full Bundle Price
5 £70 + VAT £350 + VAT
10 £65 + VAT £650 + VAT
20 £60 + VAT £1200 + VAT
30 £55 + VAT £1650 + VAT
40 £50 + VAT £2000 + VAT
50+ £45 + VAT £2250 + VAT
(based on 50)

* Different price bundles are available for other UK NARIC individual assessment services - please contact our Membership Services team for further detail. A separate price bundling system is available for organisations wishing to bulk purchase UK NARIC Visas and Nationality statements (see Assessment Bundles).

The service is typically used by

  • Recruitment Agencies in the Healthcare, Engineering and Construction sectors
  • Migrant Advisory Services

For more information please contact Membership Services.

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