What documents we certify - NAWA

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Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) certifies the following documents awarded by Polish higher education institutions:

  • Diplomas and diploma supplements and their official copies (odpis), including official copies in foreign languages issued by the university.
  • Certificates of completion of postgraduate studies (świadectwo ukończenia studiów podyplomowych).
  • Duplicates of diplomas, diploma supplements, and certificates of completion of postgraduate studies.
  • Certificates of completion of studies (zaświadczenie o ukończeniu studiów).
  • PhD and habilitation diplomas as well as their official copies (odpis), including official copies in foreign languages issued by the university.
  • Duplicates of PhD and habilitation diplomas.

 

What documents we do NOT certify

Documents not mentioned above – for example notarial copies, sworn translations, transcripts of records etc. – canNOT be certified by NAWA. To find information regarding certification of these documents contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/certification-of-documents

NAWA does NOT certify documents awarded by church higher education institutions as well as the Polish Academy of Sciences and research institutes. These can be certified by:

  • Secretary of Polish Episcopal Conference – diplomas and other documents awarded by a church higher education institution
  • Chancellery of Polish Academy of Sciences – diplomas and other documents awarded by the scientific institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences or international scientific institutes
  • Ministry supervising a given research institute – diplomas and other documents awarded by a research institute.

In case of documents issued by another institution – eg. Prawosławne seminarium duchowne – please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for advice what institution is authorized to authenticate such document.

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