I need to get my M.A. diploma (University of Lodz, Poland, EU) homologated/accredited in Barcelona. I hear the homologation process lasts a year (seriously, a year?), and that many people are actually refused to have their diplomas homologated - is it true? Without the homologation I can kiss my postgraduate studies in BCN goodbye.
Finally, I hope the process of homologation of an M.A. diploma doesn’t costs 600€.
Do you think a sworn translation can be done via the Consulate? Maybe it will be cheaper than the standard, outrageous price. I will have just about 1 kilo of documents, I don’t even wanna imagine how much it would cost.
I would also like to ask the more experienced forum users: in order to homologate my diploma, do I need to solicitate a meeting with the Generalitat de Catalunya, or do I just show up in there out of the blue with my documents? If it is necessary to establish a date for the meeting, how is it done? Do I call them? Snail mail them? Or do I just show up and queue? How long does it actually take to finally have a meeting with the Generalitat? I wish I could call them, but I’m in Poland now, so I guess calling Spain would cost me the price of a good mountain bike.
I asked the Generalitat itself via email, but still no answer, and I’m at a loss.
Just out of curiosity: what documents are needed for homologation of a university degree? I guess the diploma itself, a transcript of records, everything sworn-translated into Spanish, anything else?
Thanks in advance,