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Translation Waiver Scheme

Is your qualification certificate/award in English? If not, then you should take advantage of our Translation Waiver Scheme.

In order to ensure that we are able to evaluate qualifications correctly we require certified English translations of any document that isn't already in English. 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 an application 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
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian

If you hold a qualification and your documents are issued 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 for applicants.

Should you require a translation of your qualification(s), you should contact your local translation agencies or the Embassy for assistance. Please note that if you apply for our Translation Waiver Scheme there is no guarantee that you will be able to speak to someone in your language about your application. The same also applies to any other queries you may have.

Additionally, you can avoid paying for a translation if you have a Diploma Supplement and/or Certificate Supplement issued in English.

Please note that at UK NARIC we are unable to provide a Comparability Statement for the grades obtained in your qualifications. It is recommended that you present transcripts directly to potential employers / admitting institutions for consideration on an individual basis in line with specific grade requirements.

How to apply

It is possible for you to apply online or by post.

If you complete our online application form, you will also be able to submit scanned versions of your documents to us by email.

We require the following in order to process your enquiry:

  • a photocopy or scanned version of your certificate(s) together with final transcript(s) in the original language
  • a covering letter or email with your contact details clearly stating the purpose of your enquiry
  • a photocopy or scanned version of a certified translation in English (if necessary)
  • payment for the service (see details below)
  • there is no need to send us a self-addressed envelope; a postage option is provided within the check-out process.

All documentation should be sent to us by email, post or fax. If you have completed our online application form, please include a copy of this form (either electronically or a printed version) with your documents.

An email address for applicants to submit scanned documentation is available upon completion of the online application form.

Please send postal applications to:

UK NARIC
Oriel House
Oriel Road
Cheltenham
GL50 1XP
UK

Or by fax to:

+44 (0)871 330 7005

Please note that UK NARIC evaluation statements will be delivered to applicants by post.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the service is £30.00 + VAT* (£36.00) per application in addition to the cost of a Statement of Comparability.

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

To find out more about the payment options that are available please visit the payment options section of our site.

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