The British Council in the Philippines provides a certification service of academic documents from the UK, which is the confirmation that a photocopy is a true copy of an original document.
Please note that this is not a confirmation of the authenticity of the original certificate. At the moment we do not provide authentication services.
Please check with the institution you are applying to if they are agreeable to this before making an appointment with us. The institution you are applying to may not accept a certified document due to their requirements and processes.
This service is available only at the British Council office from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on public holidays.
To have your documents certified, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Bring your original academic documents to the office and give them at the customer service representative at the front desk. Please include your email address and mobile or telephone number, and indicate how many certified copies you require. If you are sending somebody else to bring the documents, please provide an authorisation letter with your signature and a photo copy of your valid ID.
Step 2: Sign the Fair Collection Notice provided by the customer service representative.
Step 3: Leave the original academic documents and the signed Fair Collection Notice at the office. The length of the certification process depends on the availability of the signatory. You will be notified via email or phone call once the documents are ready.
Step 4: Collect the original and certified academic documents at the British Council office. If you are sending somebody else to collect the documents, please provide an authorisation letter with your signature and a photo copy of your valid ID.
Step 5: Payment should be made after the certification process is completed. The fee is PHP 150.00 per single sided copy. Receipt will be issued.