Duplicate Parchments and Certified Copies of Parchments

Duplicate Parchments

Only one copy of your parchment may be in existence at any one time. Each parchment is unique and contains security features to prevent fraudulent use. Please double-check that you no longer have your original parchment, as when a Duplicate Parchment is issued, your original parchment will become void.

If your parchment has been lost or destroyed you can order a duplicate parchment via the University’s WebStore at a cost of £36. Duplicate parchments look like an original, but carry the words 'Duplicate Issued' and the date of issue on the reverse.

If you still have your original parchment, you should request Certified Copies of your parchment instead (see below).

Duplicate parchments will bear the name you used when you graduated from Newcastle University. The only retrospective changes that can be made to your parchment are where an administrative error has occurred or where we are required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

For all Duplicate Parchment orders you must provide us with a scan or photocopy of your ID (passport or birth certificate). If your name has changed since you graduated we will also need to see either a copy of a marriage certificate or a Deed Poll certificate.

Certified Copies of Parchments

You can order certified copies of parchments via the University’s WebStore at a cost of £15 for two copies.

For security and storage reasons we do not keep electronic copies of parchments on file, so you must give us a scan or photocopies of your original parchment, which we will certify as true copies of an original document issued by Newcastle University.

For all Certified Copies of parchment orders you must provide us with a scan or photocopy of your ID (passport or birth certificate). If your name has changed since you graduated we will also need to see either a copy of a marriage certificate or a Deed Poll certificate.

Employer and Embassy Verifications

If an employer or embassy would like to verify that a parchment is genuine, we request that they send an email to congregations@ncl.ac.uk including a signed letter of consent from the Graduate.