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Welcome to the website that has all the necessary information about the procedure for the recognition of foreign educational documents in Ukraine.


Dear visitors,

Due to the Defender of Ukraine Day, the opening hours of the State-owned company “Information and Image Centre” are as follows:

October 11, 2019: 10am to 1pm (submission of documents); 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm (collection of documents)

October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019 (included): our office will be closed for holyday.


If you have studied abroad but are planning to continue your education or work in your specialization area in Ukraine, you need to submit your educational documents for recognition (nostrification).

State-owned company "Information and Image Center" performs the functions of a national information center of academic mobility (Resolution No 924 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, dated August 31, 2011). Specifically, the powers of the Center include verifying the authenticity of educational documents issued by educational institutions of foreign countries, as well as arranging for expert examinations to establish the equivalency of the qualifications awarded according to educational documents issued by educational institutions of foreign countries.

The final result of this document authenticity verification and qualification equivalency establishment is an appropriate decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine recognizing the foreign educational document as valid in Ukraine.

The Information and Image Center works according to the “single window” principle to ensure maximum convenience for you and the transparency of the recognition procedure applied by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to your educational documents. Prior to preparing your documents for the recognition procedure, please read the following sections:

Submission Procedure

List of Documents

Issue Procedure

We are always ready to provide you with detailed consultations regarding the recognition procedure for your educational documents at the telephones:

00 380 44 486 20 43 or 00 380 44 486 25 43

and e-mail: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

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LIST OF COUNTRIES

The list of States-members of Hague convention (1961) abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents (Educational documents are verified by Apostille stamping which confirms the authenticity of mentioned document).

1.   Albania 
2.   Andorra
3.   Antigua and Barbuda 
4.   Argentina 
5.   Armenia* 
6.   Australia 
7.   Austria 
8.   Azerbaijan* 
9.   Bahamas 
10. Bahrain
11. Barbados
12. Belarus*
13. Belgium
14. Belize 
15. Bosnia and Herzegovina 
16. Botswana 
17.Brazil
18. Brunei Darussalam 
19. Bulgaria* 
20. Burundi 
21. Cape Verde 
22. China 
23. Chile
24. Colombia 
25. Cook Islands 
26. Costa Rica 
27. Croatia 
28. Cyprus 
29. Czech Republic* 
30. Denmark 
31. Dominica 
32. Dominican Republic 
33. Ecuador 
34. El Salvador 
35. Estonia* 
36. Fiji 
37. Finland 
38. France 
39. Georgia* 
40. Germany 
41. Greece 
42. Grenada 
43. Honduras 
44. Hungary* 
45. Iceland 
46. India 
47. Ireland 
48. Israel 
49. Italy 
50. Japan 
51. Kazakhstan* 
52. Korea, Republic of 
53. Kyrgyzstan* 
54. Latvia* 
55. Lesotho 
56. Liberia

57.   Liechtenstein 
58.   Lithuania* 
59.   Luxembourg 
60.   Malawi 
61.   Malta 
62.   Marshall Islands 
63.   Mauritius 
64.   Mexico 
65.   Monaco 
66.   Mongolia 
67.   Montenegro
68.   Morocco
69.   Namibia 
70.   Netherlands
71.   New Zealand 
72.   Nicaragua 
73.   Niue 
74.   Norway 
75.   Oman 
76.   Panama 
77.   Peru 
78.   Poland* 
79.   Portugal 
80.   Republic of Moldova* 
81.   Romania* 
82.   Russian Federation*
83.   Saint Kitts and Nevis 
84.   Saint Lucia 
85.   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
86.   Samoa 
87.   San Marino 
88.   Sao Tome and Principe 
89.   Serbia* 
90.   Seychelles 
91.   Slovakia 
92.   Slovenia 
93.   South Africa 
94.   Spain 
95.   Suriname 
96.   Swaziland 
97.   Sweden 
98.   Switzerland 
99.   The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* 
100.   Tonga 
101.   Trinidad and Tobago 
102.   Turkey 
103.   Ukraine 
104. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
105. United States of America 
106. Uruguay 
107. Uzbekistan* 
108. Vanuatu 
109. Venezuela

* - the list of States where documents verification by Apostille stamping is not required as there are bilateral or multilateral treaties are concluded between them and Ukraine which abolish any additional documents verification in the State of origin for their further use in Ukraine. However Apostille stamp on educational documents issued by mentioned countries makes the procedure of foreign qualifications recognition in Ukraine quicker.

Furthermore the educational documents issued in such countries as Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan don’t require their additional verification (Apostille stamping, consular legalization) in the state of origin.

All other states not referred to Hague convention and which don’t have bilateral or multilateral treaties with Ukraine provide the procedure of consular legalization of educational documents issued on their territories.

SERVICES, COSTS AND TERMS

Attention!
Starting from February 1, 2019, service prices have been changed due to increased service costs.


The recognition procedure begins after the following conditions are met:

  • the full package of documents is presented according to the List of Documents;
  • a specialist of the Center has verified the original documents during the applicant’s personal visit or remote submission forms;
  • the recognition procedure is paid in full.

Compulsory payment (administrative fee) to the goverment budget for the foreign educational document recognition procedure is the following:

  • for individuals is 51 UAH.
  • for legal entities is 85 UAH.

Benefits

Solution of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES of Ukraine) term is 30-45 days and delivery from receipt of all necessary documents, subject to the action (additional conditions) required for the procedure of recognition, including...


 Center Services 

You can take advantage of our services in such cases:

  • if you need assistance in the preparation of documents;
  • if you need to submit documents remotely (without a visit to the office);
  • if you need the recognition procedure in exact time or urgently;
  • if you need assistance in obtaining comparative analysis of curriculum content or in organizing the additional training or testing.
Express recognition procedure
Time options for the recognition procedure (working days)Cost(UAH)State tax (obligatory) individuals/legal entitiesProcedure types
601 1380.00 51.00/85.00 regular
501 1650.00 51.00/85.00 urgent
401 1980.00 51.00/85.00 urgent
302 2340.00 51.00/85.00 urgent
202 2640.00 51.00/85.00 urgent
102 2925.00 51.00/85.00 urgent
52 3300.00 51.00/85.00 express

1 Doesn’t include the comparative curriculum analysis.
2 Possible for applications that do not require the comparative curriculum analysis or inquiries.
3 The cost of the comparative curriculum analysis is not included.

Please pay attention! The fastest possible type of accelerated recognition procedure is determined by the specialists after the applicant has submitted a package of documents.

The term to provide for the applicant the decision on the recognition of an educational document may be extended until all the documents and information necessary for the recognition procedure have been received.

In case of an extension of the deadlines or a suspension of the recognition procedure for reasons beyond the control of the Center, the money paid for the service, is not returned.

Other services

List of servicesTime options (working days)Cost
Additional reception
Reception of package of documents beyond the operating hours
- UAH 390,00 
Remote order of other services (on the territory of Ukraine)
Remote orders processing from the territory of Ukraine for the services of the Centre with the previous analysis of documents on essentially (includes the organization of sending documents to the applicant by courier service, does not include the cost of the service itself and the cost of courier service)

-  UAH 300,00 
Distant submission of documents for recognition (on the territory of Ukraine)
Remote orders processing for recognition procedure from Ukraine with the previous analysis of documents on essentially for submission them to the MES (includes the organization of sending the certificate to the applicant by courier service, does not include cost of recognition procedure and cost of courier service)
- UAH 420,00 
Distant submission of documents for recognition from abroad
Processing the remote orders for recognition procedure from abroad with the previous analysis of documents for giving them to the MES (includes the cost of the urgent recognition procedure and organization of the mail delivery of the finished certificate to the applicant by courier service; does not include the cost of comparative analysis of the curriculum content and the cost of the courier service)
3 + time for the recognition procedure and curriculum analysis (if needed) USD 120,00
Distance order of Reference (from abroad)
Processing of a distance order from abroad for a reference from the Centre (includes the cost of the service, the organization of sending the completed documents to the applicant by courier, does not include the cost of courier service)
30 USD 72,00
Comparative analysis urgently (for distance order from abroad)
Organization of comparative analysis of the content of curriculum in urgent mode (includes the cost of comparative analysis, organization of sending the completed documents to the applicant by courier, does not include the cost of courier service) **
10 USD 96,00
Comparative analysis
Organization of the comparative analysis of the curriculum content (includes the cost of comparative analysis)**
30 UAH 1980,00 
Comparative analysis (urgent mode)
Organization of the comparative analysis of curriculum content in urgent mode (includes the comparative analysis)**
10 UAH 2970,00 
Translation and notary certification - temporarily unavailable!
Organization of translation and notary certification (includes the cost of translation, and notary certification of translation and/or copy from the original document)
10 by calculation
The statement of the procedure beginning
Providing the statement about the foreign educational documents recognition procedure in Ukraine  
1 UAH 210,00 
Reclamation of documents from abroad
Request for archived documents on education (reclamation) to foreign schools or education authorities (does not include the cost of the services of third parties if necessary to attract them)
80 UAH 1800,00 
Statement of no need on recognition
The order fulfillment to provide the statement that educational documents do not require the recognition procedure
10 UAH 480,00 
Re-issuance of decision
Processing of archival material to prepare documents for re-issuance of the decision on recognition
20 UAH 660,00 
Re-issuance of decision (urgent mode)
Processing of archival material in urgent mode to prepare documents for re-issuance of the decision on recognition
10 UAH 930,00
Organization of courier mail delivery
Organization for 3 working days of sending documents by courier service (does not include the cost of courier service)
3 UAH 240,00 
RECALCULATION OF ESTIMATES    
Recalculation of school grades assessments into the Ukrainian scale
The statement on the transfer of educational achievements from the foreign grading scale into the Ukrainian scale for evaluation documents on secondary education
20 UAH 720,00 
Recalculation of school grades assessments into foreign scale
The statement on transfer of educational achievements from the Ukrainian grading scale into foreign scale for evaluation documents on secondary education
20 UAH 720,00 
Recalculation estimates of post-school education into the Ukrainian scale
The statement on transfer of educational achievements from foreign grading scale into the Ukrainian one in regular mode for documents on professional, vocational and higher education
30 UAH 1200,00 
Recalculation of estimates of post-school education into the Ukrainian scale (urgent mode)
The statement of transfer of educational achievements from foreign grading scale into Ukrainian one in urgent mode for documents on professional, vocational and higher education
20 UAH 1440,00 
Recalculation of estimates of post-school education into  foreign scale
The statement of transfer of educational achievements from the Ukrainian grading scale into foreign one in regular mode for documents on professional, vocational and higher education 
30 UAH 1200,00 
Recalculation of estimates of post-school education into  foreign scale (urgent mode)
The statement of transfer of educational achievements from the Ukrainian grading scale into foreign one in urgent mode for documents on professional, vocational and higher education
20 UAH 1440,00 
Statement on the level of education
The statement- clarification on the level of education
30 UAH 1200,00 

* without  including the cost of comparative analysis of the curriculum

** The necessity for comparative analysis of the curriculum is determined by the specialist after giving by the applicant the full package of documents and taking into account the purpose of recognition of foreign educational document. The applicant may provide the results of the comparative analysis himself/herself or order its organization at State-owned Company "Information and Image Center"

List of services40 working days (UAH)30 working days (UAH)10 working days (UAH)

Authenticity verification
Authenticity verification of foreign educational documents, providing an official letter with findings

870.00 960.00 1080.00
Confirmation of the status of foreign educational institutions
Confirmation of the status of foreign educational institutions and/or programs, providing an official letter with findings
660.00 720.00 810.00
Equivalence of qualifications
Equivalence of qualifications by comparison of qualification frameworks or using the international agreements, and/or assessing the academic and/or professional rights, providing an official letter with findings
870,00 960,00 1080,00


    Important! Money paid for the recognition procedure is not returned in case:

  • learning the fact of unreliability information, specified in the submitted documents on education for the recognition procedure (nonconfirmation the fact of training and delivery of educational documents);
  • failure actions (additional conditions) of the owner, necessary for education documents recognition of the owner;
  • if the result of the procedure is the refusal to recognize educational document (and the applicant is sent a message stating the grounds of such decision).



Services for HEIs 

Time options for the statements’ preparation that will be used by HEIs for the recognition decisions (working days)Cost(UAH)Type of procedure
601 1380.00 regular
501 1650.00 urgent
401 1980.00 urgent
302 2340.00 urgent
202 2640.00 urgent
102 2925.00 urgent
52 3300.00 express

1 Doesn’t include the comparative curriculum analysis.
2 Possible for applications that do not require the comparative curriculum analysis or inquiries.
3 The cost of the comparative curriculum analysis is not included.

List of services40 working days (UAH)30 working days (UAH)10 working days (UAH)
Authenticity verification
Authenticity verification of foreign educational documents, providing an official letter with findings
870.00 960.00 1080.00
Confirmation of the status of foreign educational institutions
Confirmation of the status of foreign educational institutions and/or programs, providing an official letter with findings
660.00 720.00 810.00
Equivalence of qualifications
Equivalence of qualifications by comparison of qualification frameworks or using the international agreements, and/or assessing the academic and/or professional rights, providing an official letter with findings
870,00 960,00 1080,00

 

List of servicesTime options
(working days)
Cost
(UAH)
Consultation-clarification
Providing clarification on the recognition procedure of the foreign educational document in Ukraine on the written request of a certain University
15 460.00
Remote submission of documents from 10 packages of documents for recognition (on the territory of Ukraine) and other services for 1 package
Processing the remote order of the recognition procedure from the territory of Ukraine (from 10 packages) with the preliminary analysis of the documents for their submission to the MES (includes the organization of sending the certificates to an applicant by courier service; does not include the cost of recognition procedure and the cost of courier service)
- 300.00
Comparative analysis
The equivalence of qualifications through the comparative analysis of the curriculum content (includes the cost of analysis) with the provision of a conclusion within 30 working days
30 1980.00
Comparative analysis (urgent)
The equivalence of qualification through the comparative analysis of the curriculum content in urgent mode (within 10 working days) with  the provision of a conclusion (includes the cost of analysis in urgent mode)
10 2970.00
Consultation-line
«Consultation-line» – consultations on recognition issues for HEIs by phone (8 hours/5 days a week)
one month 3300.00
Workshops
Participation in educational seminars
- Depends on the arrangements***

*** 10% discount for subscribers of the «Consultation-line» to participate in seminars and technical and information maintenance of registration and accounting solutions

CONTACT INFORMATION

You are welcome at:

26/41 Pavlovska str., Kyiv.
The crossing of Zlatoustivska Street and Pavlovska Street.
The entrance is near the bank building opposite the Tanuki restaurant.

Mailing address:

Box 147, Kyiv, 01135.
Tel.: 00 380 44 486 20 43, 00 380 44 486 25 43
E-mail: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Attention! Due to the extensive seasonal workload the schedule for receiving telephone calls is temporarily reset.

Type of procedureMonTueWedThuFriSat
Calls 11:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 12:00 16:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 14:00
             


In order to get information on the progress of the case, please, contact directly your specialist's via e-mail address (this data may be given by phone-operator or found in the Personal Cabinet), or send an e-mail to the department: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

You are kindly requested to indicate a case number (begins with Latin letters NZ), family and given name of the applicant/holder of the foreign educational document. Also we would like to ask you to write your questions clearly. This information will help us to process the request promptly and enable a quick response.

Thank you for your understanding!

Other organizational units of the Center:

Apostilization of Ukrainian educational documents

Tel.: 00 380 44 484 64 45, 00 380 44 484 64 95
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