The British Council's verification service is provided to individuals who are UK educational qualification holders.
We verify all education, training, and professional awards, including certificates, degrees, and diplomas, at all levels issued by any accredited UK institution or organisation.
Verification is a confirmation that a photocopy (Black and white) is a true copy of an original document.
The British Council reserves the right to reject certification of any document if the programme or institution is not recognised by the UK education board, if the document is found to be too old, altered, or defaced in any way or if there is any question regarding the originality of the document
We do not stamp:
- ID cards
- birth certificates
- marriage certificates
- membership certificates
- University of London Certificates
- IELTS Certificates
- other documents required by an educational institution or employer.
To have your documents verified:
Please fill in the "Online Request Form". You will receive an email with the necessary details pertaining to your specific verification. We will confirm within 3 days of your eligibility for submission of documents at office.
Visit our office in Colombo along with the following;
- Original document (certificate/transcript)
- Confirmation from awarding body/institute (obtained within 6 months)
- Authorisation letter (if not certificate holder)*
- Copy of identification document
Submission and Collection
- Same day service will not be available
- The processing period will be 14 days from the date of submission
Please also note the following
- Only one customer will be allowed access per inquiry.
- Only Credit Card (VISA/Master/AMEX) Payments will be accepted.
- Rs 3000 will be charged per verified copy.
Opening hours for submissions and collections
Colombo – Tuesday to Saturday 09.00 a.m. to 04.30 p.m.
*Please note that our verification services are no longer offered at our Kandy office.