How to Make Your UK Degree Recognised in Spain

Understanding the Declaration of Equivalence

Spain offers many opportunities, whether for work, research, or further studies. But if you come equipped with a UK degree, how do you ensure it holds value in Spain? Enter the 'Declaration of Equivalence'.

The Declaration of Equivalence is essentially Spain's way of saying, "We recognise the value of your foreign degree and consider it equivalent to a specific level of education here." This becomes particularly important when you're considering employment or further studies in Spain, especially within the public sector or specific private entities.

The Crucial First Step: The Apostille

Before you rush to get the Declaration of Equivalence, there's a first step: getting your degree 'legalised' with what's called an 'Apostille'. Think of the Apostille as a seal of authenticity. Originating from the Hague Convention, which many countries (including Spain and the UK) are part of, this seal verifies that your degree is genuine and trustworthy.

Why is this important? It's the Spanish government's way of ensuring that they're recognising documents that hold genuine value. By getting an Apostille, you're essentially vouching for the legitimacy of your degree.

Our Role: Streamlining the Apostille Process for You

This is where our expertise comes into play. Navigating the Apostille process can be complex and time-consuming. Our goal is to simplify this for you:

  1. Document Verification: We begin by checking the authenticity of your degree. This ensures that it's eligible for an Apostille.

  2. Handling the Official Process: We take on the responsibility of interacting with the relevant UK authorities to get the Apostille for your degree.

  3. Safe and Swift Delivery: After obtaining the Apostille, we ensure that your authenticated document is either safely returned to you or sent wherever you might need it.

With the Apostille seal on your degree, you're now set to seek the Declaration of Equivalence in Spain, opening doors to a myriad of opportunities.

In Conclusion

Your UK degree can be a passport to opportunities in Spain, but it's essential to ensure it's recognised there. By obtaining an Apostille for your degree, you're taking a vital step towards that recognition. Our role? Making that step as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. Reach out to us for more assistance and embark on your Spanish journey with confidence.

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