As an added value to our residency applications, our legal firm also offers the service of recognition of university titles in Andorra, on an exclusive basis, to its business clients who apply for opening a business and activity together with active residence / self-employed residency in Andorra. We are not able to offer legal assistance for the homologation of university titles for employees seeking employment in Andorra.
Any university degree from a country with which Andorra does not have an agreement will have to go through a process of recognition – homologation, and must be previously legalised in order to be valid in Andorra, either with the Hague Apostille, if the country of origin of the document belongs to this agreement, or by means of the traditional diplomatic legalisation procedure. You can find more information at Legalisation of documents in Andorra.
The recognition of official qualifications from the Spanish education system is automatic in Andorra, whether they are university degrees or not. Even higher education degrees from Portugal are automatically recognised in Andorra and vice versa, thanks to an agreement signed by both countries in 2019. The same applies to France in terms of recognition. So studying in Andorra opens up a range of opportunities for local students. If you would like us to advise you on how to continue your university studies in neighbouring countries, please contact us so that our associate advisors can inform you.
A curious fact about Andorra is that it has a multilingual education system. For families thinking of moving to this Pyrenean country, we would like to inform you that residents in the Principality of Andorra have the advantage of choosing for their children an education in Catalan, French or Spanish as their main language. For this reason, if in the future the desired university speciality is not offered in the country, students have the advantage of being able to go to Spanish and French universities to complete their studies.
Procedure for the recognition of university degrees in Andorra
The procedure for the recognition of university degrees in Andorra must be carried out at the Servei de Tràmits del Govern d’Andorra. Please recall that for the recognition of academic qualifications, Andorra Solutions – Abast Global manages this service exclusively for its potential clients to obtain tax residency in Andorra, together with the application to open a business and activity. Our associates who are experts in these procedures will assist you throughout the entire process.
The documents that must accompany your application are as follows:
- Application for academic recognition of higher education qualifications
- Photocopy of passport or identity card for non-Andorran nationals
- Curriculum vitae
- Degree to be recognised (photocopy in accordance with the original duly legalised: Hague Apostille or diplomatic channels)
- Transcript of records or European diploma supplement for the degree to be recognised (photocopy of the original duly legalised: Apostille of The Hague or via diplomatic channels).
- Sworn translation into Catalan of documents written in Catalan, Spanish or French.
The Andorran authorities will issue a decision on this application within a maximum period of 2 months.
We invite our clients to contact us to inform them about this recognition procedure, which is part of the comprehensive package of tax residency in Andorra that we offer.