University Certificates Authentication

Academic Documents Authentication:

Please note that academic documents must be signed by a Solicitor and then legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). We only authenticate academic documents that would be used in the Kurdistan Region only. However, if you wish to use it in other parts of Iraq then you have to send it to the Iraqi Cultural Attache after you legalise it by the FCO. The KRG legalisation process of academic documents can take up to approximately 2 weeks as confirmations must be provided by the host universities.

The documents can be posted to us via the address below: 

2 Hobart Place

Belgravia

London, SW1W 0HU


Please see the following steps for authenticating the certificates:

  • Submit the original copy of the certificates to the KRG office, as well as 2 copies of each transcript and certificate, in person or by post. If you are posting your documents to us, use recorded delivery and make sure to enclose a pre-paid A4 recorded delivery envelop;      
  • Provide a photocopy of the Iraqi passport; and
  • Sign this( letter of consent ), authorising the KRG UK Representation to communicate with the university directly.
  • The legalisation process is free of charge.

For more information please contact us on +442039279872 and/or uk@gov.krd