Foreign Documents: Having Your Foreign Qualifications Recognised in Ireland

Moving countries is a big process, packing and booking flights, organising visas, translating documents you’ll need, finding a home and of course, finding a job.


Different countries have different systems of certification for all sorts of training, areas and industries and having your qualifications recognised in a new country can be a confusing item to have on your to do list. Luckily, in Ireland, there is an organisation set up to assist you in this, regardless of the area or origin of your qualification.

The QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012. They are responsible for maintaining the ten-level National Framework of Qualifications, are an awarding body and set standards for awards they make in the NFQ and validate education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the Further Education and Training sector. Along with this and some other roles, they provide advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad.

It may be necessary to have your certificates translated by a certified translation company as one of the steps. But seek advice from them, you can find contact details on their website, and if you’re in need of translation services, contact us here.



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