New UK NARIC service – UK Qualification Reference Statement

A new UK NARIC service for individuals has been launched – the UK Qualification Reference Statement (UKQRS)

The UK Qualification Reference Statement was developed in response to requests from people who want official, additional information about their UK qualifications to help third parties understand them better.

Who is it for?

The UKQRS service may help if:

  • you are looking to use your UK qualifications overseas, eg to apply for employment, further study, or professional registration
  • you hold an older qualification that is often misunderstood
  • you hold a UK qualification that was studied overseas, and would like confirmation of its standing

What is it for? How does it help?

The UKQRS service confirms that your qualifications are recognised in the UK and gives further information about their standing. This may include referencing to UK qualification frameworks, information about professional status, or the status of the awarding institution.

How do I apply?

To apply and find out what documents you need to send us, please visit our website:

If you would like more details about the UKQRS service, there is a dedicated email address: 

This service is for UK qualifications only. For international qualifications, use our Statement of Comparability service.

This service is also not for you if you hold a qualification awarded by a UK professional body, eg ACCA, CIMA, CIOB. You should apply for a Statement of Comparability if you are looking for confirmation of the level of this type of qualification.

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  1. An engineer Syrian refugee lives in Jordan
    I had an interview with your employee six months ago to get a “ statement of recognition , but I have not received It yet.
    It seems like they lost my file and nobody of them answer my emails and calls .

    1. Hi Hussain
      Thanks for your comment.
      Please email with your query and we will endeavor to get back to you.
      Please ensure to include your full name and the email address you used in your application.
      I hope this helps,
      UK NARIC

      1. Hello

        I sent them ( an email and they said the project has been stopped and there no funding anymore .
        I would like to let you know that when I had the interview and applied all my papers , the project was not stopped yet.
        I am afraid I have been cheated. I assure you that was not my fault.
        I need your help to know what happened .

      2. Hi Hussain,
        The project was a short term pilot scheme, which unfortunately has now ended. Please direct any questions towards the email:
        The document we have sent you, via the email, can still be used as normal and has no expiration date.
        We understand your frustrations but until further notice the project is unable to continue processing applications.
        We apologise that this has affected your application.
        UK NARIC

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