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
- other documents required by an educational institution or employer.
To have your documents verified:
Visit our office in Colombo along with the following;
- Original document
- Confirmation from awarding body/institute (obtained within 6 months)
- Authorisation letter (if not certificate holder)*
- Copy of identification document
Choose the service
There are two services for you to choose from;
Normal service - Submit the original certificates and/or transcripts before 4.00 pm and collect them on the next working day after 9.00am. (Documents submitted after 4.00 p.m. can be collected after 12.30 p.m. on the next working day).
Same day service - Submit the original certificates and/or transcripts before 10.30am and collect them by 12.30pm (time frame for this service may vary as per the signatories availability)
*Service availability notice during Friday 14 December 2018 - Wednesday 2 January 2019
Type of service
Same day service will not be available
from Friday 14 Dec – Thursday 20 Dec
Friday 21 December by 12.30pm
from Friday 21 Dec – Friday 28 Dec
Tuesday 2 Jan by 12.30pm
Cash or credit card (at the time of collection)
Normal Service: Rs. 3,000 per verified copy
Same day Service: Rs. 4,500 per verified copy
Colombo – Monday to Friday 09.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m.
*Please note that our verification services will no longer be offered at our Kandy office with effect from 01 April 2018.