CHAPTER 4

Authenticity

SUMMARY

In the recognition procedure, one of the first major steps is to certify the applicant’s identity, and to make sure that documents provided are authentic: are they genuinely issued by a recognized institution to the applicant (and not to someone else)? In this chapter, recommendations are provided on how to verify educational documents submitted by the applicant, both internally and externally.

FLOWCHART

IntroductionFirst checks after submission of documentsNext: internal verificationFirst checks after submission of documentsNext: internal verificationExternal verificationIf forgery is suspected