Each one of the titles that any person can acquire throughout his life, of Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Professional Training, Degree, Master, Doctorate … is accredited using the corresponding title. The academic degree can be essential to access many jobs, especially in the public sphere, to apply for internships in companies or to continue with academic training at higher levels.

However, despite the importance of the titles, there are few occasions when they were accidentally lost. For having moved, for having spent many years since obtaining it or for any other reason, if we have lost a title we must know that we can request a duplicate. We may also need to do so if we want to modify any of the information contained in the official document, such as name or nationality. We tell you all the details, below.

How long does a duplicate title take?

If you find yourself in this situation, or you need to request a duplicate of your certificate of studies, you will most likely be interested in knowing how long it will take to give you the duplicate title. Well, you should know that there is no set minimum term and that the days it takes to receive it will depend on several factors. For example, it will not be the same to request a duplicate of a degree obtained 15 years ago, then one from 2 years ago. In the same sense, it will not take you the same to obtain it or if you have lost it if what you need is to modify some data of the document.

In this sense, the fee to be paid for obtaining the duplicate must also be taken into account, which will depend on the rates of the center itself. And also that if the title has not been collected and it is no longer in the center in question, an ad must be published in the Official State Gazette (BOE), for which there is a request form and also It will require a fee.

How to request a duplicate of the School Graduate

If you need to obtain a duplicate of your School Graduate, the first thing you will have to do is go to the educational center where you studied. Once there, they will provide you with all the information you need to get your duplicate.
You must bear in mind that you should not pay any fee in exchange for the duplicate if there has been an error or deterioration due to causes that can be attributed to the Administration.

How to request a duplicate of an FP degree

If what you have to apply for is the duplication of your VET (Vocational Training) degree to apply for professional practices, what you will have to do is the same: go to your study center.

They will be responsible for managing the procedure directly through the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports. You must, therefore, pay the corresponding fees and wait until they notify you that the document is ready for you to pick it up.

If it has been many years since you did the studies, it is normal for the procedure to take a while, even several months.

How to request a duplicate of a university degree

In this case, the duplicate of the university degree is considered and meets the same conditions as the process of the first expedition. That is, unless the cause for which you need the duplicate can be attributed to an administrative error, you must go to your university and request the duplicate, just as you would request the issuance of the degree.