If you're studying or have completed your studies in the UK, you may need verification of your UK qualifications for submission to the Kazakhstani authorities.

If you're planning to study in the UK, you may need to have Kazakhstani documents certified for submission to UK educational institutions.

Our official certification and verification services cover a wide range of documents, including:

  • certificates of studies
  • transcripts of grades and degrees issued by UK and Kazakhstani universities
  • certificates issued by Kazakhstani authorities and other official documents required for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and medical specialty training courses in the UK.

 Services:

Certification Services

If you are planning to study in the UK, you may need to have Kazakhstani documents certified for submission to UK educational institutions and authorities. You may also be interested in professional recognition of your qualifications  following completion of your studies in the UK. We certify all types of educational documents (degrees, transcripts of grades, diploma supplements, certificates etc.) issued by British bodies with recognised academic or professional status in the UK, which you may need to submit to the Kazakhstani authorities.

We can certify the following:

  • documents issued by UK institutions of secondary, further and higher education, as well as related official bodies, including medical authorities (medical training), in the UK
  • documents issued by Kazakhstani institutions of secondary, further and higher education.

Please note:

  • submission of the original document(s) is required
  • certification of documents normally takes 1-3 working days (courier dispatch is not included in this).

Verification Services

We only verify documents issued by British bodies that have official or recognised academic or professional status in the UK.

For further information, please read our Code of Practice

Please note:

  • submission of the original document(s) is required
  • we can only verify after we have confirmation of the authenticity of the original document from the issuing body. For this purpose, you may be asked to sign our Consent form
  • verification normally takes 3–5 working days (courier dispatch is not included in this).

Special Services

Translation Services

You may request to get your documents translated by the British Council. Translation of documents normally takes 3–5 working days

Express Services for document certification

If you need your documents to be translated/verified immediately, we offer an express service.

Simply bring your original document(s) to our office in Almaty and we will deal with your certification on the same day: we will certify your document(s) while you wait.

Please note that our express service is available for certification of documents only. If you need to get your documents verified with the issuing body, please allow 3-5 working days to get your documents processed.

How to submit and receive your documents

You can submit and receive your document(s) by visiting our office in Almaty or by sending your document(s) by courier. 

Visit our office in Almaty

  • Visit our office in Almaty to submit and/or collect your documents. Before visiting our office, please contact our call centre to book an appointment

Send your document(s) by Courier

Alternatively, you can send your document(s) to either office by Courier. We will contact you to confirm receipt of your document(s) and the overall fee before verification/certification.

Please enclose the following: 

1. Our Request form or a signed letter stating:

  • the document holder’s name exactly as it appears on their passport or identity card in both the original language (e.g. Russian/Kazakh) and English 
  • the service you require
  • your daytime and mobile phone numbers
  • your address (if the documents will not be collected by the document holder in person, please also indicate the name of the recipient).

2. The original document(s) you want certified/verified.

3. If you submit a document issued by a UK educational institution, please enclose a signed copy of our Consent form.

How to pay certification and verification fees

Bank payment

Pay by direct deposit to the British Council account:

Name of the Organisation:  British Council (Kazakhstan) Limited Liability Partnership

Bank name: JSC Citibank Kazakhstan

IBAN: KZ3983201T0200445000

SWIFT: CITIKZKA

BIN: 150540016608

KNP: 859

KBE: 17

Important

  • In the REFERENCE section of payment include: 'certification / family name' e.g. 'certification / Akhmetov'. Without this information we will not be able to identify your payment.
  • Email the bank payment order to this email with the following subject title: 'Bank transfer certification / surname/'.