On this page you find information about the costs and the processing time of a credential evaluation.

What does a credential evaluation cost?

A credential evaluation costs € 148.83. This includes VAT. We do not know in advance whether Nuffic or SBB will issue the credential evaluation. If SBB issues the evaluation, we will return the VAT by transferring it to your bank account within 4 weeks of you receiving the evaluation.

Are there additional costs?

We do not charge any additional fees for a credential evaluation. However, in some cases you will be required to submit a sworn translation of your documents, which will involve costs. If you are missing a certain document and have to request it from the educational institution, this may also involve costs.

Will I receive an invoice?

You will not receive an invoice. You will receive a confirmation of receipt and a confirmation of payment in your name after you have submitted the application and paid the fee. If you receive a credential evaluation from Nuffic, you may request an invoice with their VAT number.

Do I get a refund if my application is closed?

If your application is incomplete, even after we have requested the missing documents, we will close your application. The fee you paid will then be refunded, minus € 53 for administration charges. If you request to close the application , the fee you paid will also be refunded, minus the administration charges. You will not be refunded any amounts if you receive a Bericht geen waardering (Notification no evaluation).

When will I receive my credential evaluation?

After we have received your application and payment, we will check whether it is complete within 5 working days. If your application is complete, you will receive an email from us. At that time the processing of your credential evaluation will begin. The processing time is:

  • 4 working weeks for a regular application
  • 6 working weeks for an application for inburgering

The processing of your application might take longer than the indicated processing time. This is because we are processing a large number of applications at the moment. It is currently not possible to submit an urgent application. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.