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Document Requirements for India

On December 1, 2018, WES modified the document requirements for applicants educated in India. We require all documents to be sent directly to WES by the institution that issues them.  We accept official documents sent digitally or via postal mail. Please contact your school to determine if it has an official method of sending electronic documents to WES.

Why is this change happening?

Due to this increased incidence of fraudulent documents, WES has decided to only accept documents either in sealed envelopes that are sent directly by the institutions themselves. WES does have arrangements with many institutions that enables them to electronically transmit documents. Inquire with your institution if they have this capability.

Who is affected by this change?

This change applies to all WES applications for evaluation of Indian credentials submitted on or after December 1, 2018. If your WES reference number was issued on or after December 1, 2018, the new policy applies to you, whether you are applying for an upgrade or a new order. If your WES reference number was issued before December 1, 2018, the new policy does not apply.

What should you tell your institution?

Please request your institution to either mail your attested documents directly to WES in a sealed envelope with institutional stamps or seals on the back flap or upload your documents electronically to WES if they have that capability. The institution must mail the sealed envelope themselves. They should not give the sealed envelope to you or a third party to mail to WES.  If your school would like to send electronic documents to WES and does not yet have an approved method of doing so, please have your institution contact WES.

What happens if WES receives mark sheets sent by me, or an unapproved third party?

The documents will not be accepted and your file will be placed on hold until WES receives the attested mark sheets directly from your institution. WES only accepts documents in sealed envelopes that are sent directly by the institutions themselves. 

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