Translation and verification for British Schools in Spain

British Council

Certification Services (for students)

Due to the current Coivd situation our certification services have reduced availability.  Please contact us at for further information regarding appointments.      

We offer a certification service of photocopies of your original documents at our offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. We do not verify original documents for legalisation purposes. 

This service costs 40€ for up to a maximum of five separate documents which can be paid by debit or credit card during your appointment. You can book an appointment by e-mailing us at  

When you come to your appointment you must bring your original UK documents and the photocopies to be certified. For audit purposes the British Council will keep a copy of every document certified in a secure file for a period of seven years.

Legalisaton of UK documents

The British Council and the British Consulates in Spain are not able to provide assistance with certifying or legalising UK educational documents.  From 31 October 2021, if you require educational or professional recognition in Spain of UK educational documents, these will need to be certified and then legalised by the FCDO Legalisation Office.   Prior to sending your degree certificate or other educational document to the FCDO Legalisation Office your certificate or transcript must be certified by a notary public in the UK.  Further information about this is available here

Guidance on requesting certified copies of language exam certificates

Cambridge English Language Assessment certificates 
  • Copies of Cambridge certificates issued from 2005 can be certified by Cambridge English Language Assessment at C/ Alcalá 21 - 3º IZQ.
  • For copies of Cambridge certificates issued before 2005 please contact Cambridge English Language Assessment directly on 91 541 24 22 or 91 559 50 10.  
  • For non residents in Madrid certified copies can be requested by e-mailing an electronic copy of the certificate to
  • Duplicate Test Report Forms can be requested if these are to be presented to an institution you need to send a report to an institution.
  • One duplicate copy may be requested free or charge.  However a charge of 10€ will be applied for other copies beyond this.
  • Copies can be requested for up to two years from the date of issue of the original certificate
  • Please contact our Aptis Spain team for any of the above requests
  • Up to five copies of an IELTS certificate can be requested on registration.  These copies will be sent to the universities or educational institutes of your choice. 
  • For further please see the published Terms and Conditions for IELTS registration .

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