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Statement of Comparability

The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability is a document that can be used in support of your international qualifications.

It guides universities, colleges, employers and professional bodies on how your qualifications (including professional qualifications) relate to UK qualifications and certificates.

It is not a compulsory document, but it can be specifically requested by an organisation.

In general, the document can be of great help when applying for work or study in the UK. Here is an example Statement of Comparability.

How to apply for a Statement of Comparability

If you require a written Statement of Comparability, you can apply online.

You can register and complete your entire application online. You can track the progress of your application, and contact UK NARIC using the built-in messaging function.

For a step-by-step guide on how to apply, you can watch the following videos:

For guidance on what documents to send you can watch this video:

For a demonstration of how to make online card payments, you can watch this video:

You can also apply by post. We will need paper copies (not originals) of all your documents (detailed below) and a letter giving your contact details and the purpose of your enquiry.

We have a flowchart diagram that shows the stages in the application process.

We need the following from you:

If you apply online, you can upload scanned files. If you apply by post, send photocopies. Do NOT send original certificates.

  1. A colour photocopy or scanned version of your certificate(s) together with final transcript(s) in the original language
  2. A photocopy or scanned version of a certified translation in English, if necessary OR a payment for our Translation Waiver service OR a Diploma Supplement and/or Certificate Supplement issued in English.
  3. Select a postage/delivery option and include payment for services plus postage/delivery.

If applying by post, include your contact details and a note to explain the purpose of your enquiry. Do not send a self-addressed envelope - your postage payment includes postage and packing. If you apply online, include any extra information in the “Application Notes” field on the screen.

If you are applying by post, please send all documentation to the following address:

Suffolk House,
68-70 Suffolk Road,
GL50 2ED
United Kingdom


For certificates presented to us in English, OR with Certified Translations OR with a Diploma Supplement and/or Certificate Supplement in English - the Statement of Comparability costs £49.50 + VAT* (£59.40), plus postage for your selected postage/delivery option.

Translation Waiver and Fast Track services cost extra

How long does it take?

Normally – 10-15 working days (non-Fast Track) from the date we receive all documents and payment from you - plus postage/delivery time.

Note that this is not guaranteed. In some cases, less common qualifications may require additional research and may take longer. In these cases, we will let you know - you will be able to withdraw your application, if you wish.

You can call us on +44 (0)871 330 7033 for advice over the telephone (Calls costs 11p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.), Monday to Friday (9:00am to 5:00pm).

Our Advisers can provide verbal comparisons without any cost; this will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to apply for a written Statement of Comparability.

*VAT is payable within the EU