Document Certification Services

The British Council offers document certification services.

What do we mean by Certification?

If you have any original school, college, or university documents or degree issued by an institution or professional body, we can verify it as a true copy of original.

What should I provide?   

  • original document (i.e. certificates, transcripts, notification of results)

How long does this procedure take?

This service is on demand – please contact us to discuss timescales.

Where can I go to certify my documents?

You can certify copies of your original certificates at any of the British Council Nigeria offices.

Please note that the following documents will not be certified by the British Council:

  • online print-outs
  • work/employment ID cards
  • letters “To Whom It May Concern”
  • IELTS Test Report Forms
  • letters of appointment/authorisation
  • marriage certificates
  • any other non-academic documents
  • international passports

Also note that photocopies will only be stamped upon presenting the original documents first.

How much does this service cost?

Our charges are:

  • NGN1,000 for 1–5 copies
  • NGN1,500 for 6–10 copies
  • NGN2,000 for 10–15 copies etc.

Payment is made in cash after the documents have been certified.