To higher education abroad sought by many, since the quality obtained at foreign Universities knowledge is very much appreciated. But in order to work in Russia, it is necessary to obtain and professional recognition the foreign documents on education. For this purpose there is a special procedure for nostrification of the diploma.

Nostrification of diploma  may not be required in only a few exceptional cases: if the enterprise does not require confirmation of the professional qualification of the applicant or if the document on education is issued by a state that has concluded a bilateral agreement with the Russian Federation on legal assistance.

In other cases nostrification of diploma of higher education mandatory  for all those who have received an education in foreign higher education institutions and wish to work in the Russian Federation in the specialty.

Nostrification of diploma is carried out in one of the nostrifikatsionnye centers of the Russian Federation, there are 7. For example, in Moscow the nostrification of diplomas carries FGNU "Glavekspertcentr  "- subordinate organization of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science.

You should note that professional recognition of diplomas of higher education in the medical or pharmaceutical professions  is carried out not Rosobrnadzor, and Roszdravnadzor.

In order to pass the procedure of nostrification of a diploma is necessary to prepare a package of documents. Such a package can be minimal or extended. An extended package of documents is usually considered faster. The minimum required package of documents for the procedure of professional recognition of the diploma includes:

  • original diploma with all attachments
  • translation into the Russian language
  • a copy of the passport.

Original diploma definitely legalities by apostille or consular legalization, depending on what state the title is issued. With the exception of the diplomas issued in States with which Russia has concluded an agreement on legal assistance: in this case, legalization is not needed.

Translation of the diploma into Russian language  must be certified by a notary and also legalized, except in the case described above. If the diploma is completely duplicated in Russian, the translation is not needed, and instead of it a notarized copy of the diploma is made (including all applications).

Usually when applying for nostrification a fairly simple passport copy  (photocopies): it is checked with the original passport in place or they will check the fact of issuance through the FMS. If the passport is not Russian and is not duplicated in Russian, then a notarized translation will be required.

It is important to remember that if from the time of issue of the diploma was changed for some reason, the name of the holder of this diploma, the package of documents should also be included notarized copies of documents change of name  or the originals of these documents together with simple copies.

For an expanded package of documents, in addition to those mentioned,you will also need the documents about the previous education. archival information from the University that confirms the fact that training and accreditation, copies of licensing documents.

When the required documents are assembled and along with the application submitted, nostrification of the diploma can take, on average, 38 calendar days  (according to GlavExpertcentre). If, after consideration, a positive decision is taken, the holder of the diploma is given an official certificate of professional recognition of the diploma.

Nostrification of the diploma in Russia allows a specialist who received higher education abroad,confirm your high qualification  and carry out professional activities in the territory of Russia in accordance with the law.