Name and date of birth
Please submit photocopied evidence of your full name (including any changes to your name) and date of birth - this must be one of the following:
- Birth certificate
- national identification card
- aliens registration certificate
- UK driving license.
If you have changed your name please supply one of the following to support your change of name:
- Marriage certificate
- deed poll
- statutory declaration
You must provide required evidence so we can process your application. We cannot obtain this on your behalf.
We might ask for additional documentary evidence after you have submitted your application. Please make sure we receive your evidence in plenty of time before the registration date closes. If you are unable to do this, please contact our Student Advice Centre.
Getting your documents verified
What do we mean by verified?
Verification means that your original document has been seen and the photocopy has been sworn (stamped and signed) to be a true copy of the original.
Recognised authorities are not expected to give any value to the qualification on the document. They are only required to verify that the photocopy is a “true copy of the original” presented to them without any alterations or additions.
There are 4 ways to verify your documents - see option 1 to 4 below:
You can submit photocopies of your original educational documents provided these are verified as a true copy of the original by one of the following authorities:
- British Council
- British Consulate
- British Embassy
- British High Commission
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Foreign embassies.
If you live in any of the following places:
- New Zealand
- Republic of South Africa
We can also accept documents verified by any of the following authorities:
- Commissioner of Oaths
- Justice of the Peace
- Notary Public
- Court Registrar or Clerk.
You can submit photocopies of your original educational documents provided they have been verified as a true copy of the original by one of our Recognised teaching institutions. Please contact the institution first to see if they can provide this service before you visit them.
Contact the relevant awarding/examining authority and arrange for them to send direct to us a statement/transcript of your results. Details must clearly give your name, date of birth and University of London student reference number if available.
Note about verified copies
All verified copies must be officially stamped, signed and dated by the named authority. They must also state their full name, job title/position and contact details. We will make spot checks to confirm that this work has been carried out by them.
Verifications should be made on the front of the certificate and not the back.
Note: Please do not send original documents - If none of the options above are available to you, please contact our Student Advice Centre for further advice.
We reserve the right to request additional information and/or the original documents.
If a document/statement is not in English a translation may be required. Translations must be provided by either:
- an official at an embassy or,
- consulate or,
- a recognised translator.
An embossed stamp or similar mark of authority must be on the translation.
Please check with the Student Advice Centre to see if a translation is required - some languages may not require this.
All translated documents must be accompanied by full details of:
- translator’s name
- postal address
- email address
- telephone number.
We will make spot checks to confirm that this work has been carried out by the named authority.