Required documents

You should always send the following documents with every application for a credential evaluation:

  • A fully filled-out application form
  • A copy of your diploma, as issued by the educational institute
  • A copy of the lists of subjects that go with the diploma, as issued by the educational institute
  • A copy of your valid passport, ID-card or residence permit

Additional documents

Sometimes it is necessary that you send additional documents. You will find a complete overview on page 6 of the application form.

If you are applying for a credential evaluation with permission of the UWV, please send along a copy of a statement of approval.


Higher education

If the credential to be evaluated is a second or third higher education degree, please send the following additional documents along.

Second higher education degree

In case of a second degree in higher education, such as a master degree:

  • A copy of the bachelor diploma, as issued by the educational institute
  • A copy of the list of results that goes with it, as issued by the educational institute
  • If necessary, a copy of a sworn translation of the aforementioned documents

Note: If you received an official transcript along with your degree, please have the educational institute send it straight to the IcDW in a sealed envelope. We cannot accept a copy of this.

Third higher education degree

In case of a third degree in higher education, such as a PhD:

  • A copy of both the bachelor and master diploma, as issued by the educational institute
  • A copy of the lists of results that go with it, as issued by the educational institute
  • If necessary, a copy of a sworn translation of the aforementioned documents

Note: If you received an official transcript along with your degree, please have the educational institute send it straight to the IcDW in a sealed envelope. We cannot accept a copy of this.

Diploma supplement

Did you receive a diploma supplement with your diploma? Please send us a copy of the complete diploma supplement.

Please note: the diploma supplement is not a replacement for the diploma. You still need to send a copy of the diploma, including a translation if needed.


Sworn translation

A sworn translation is necessary if the educational institute did not award the documents in Dutch, German, English or French. You can contact sworn translators through www.bureauwbtv.nl.


Certified copies

It is not necessary to send certified copies of your diploma or your list of subjects. It is also not necessary to provide your documents with an apostille.