We all hope it never happens to us, but it can...

@cyberfluf (5005)
Netherlands
May 14, 2009 10:43am CST
... that we loose our diploma or certificate of our degree one way or another. It happened to my boyfriend and now we need to find a way to get another certified copy of it. I won't discuss how it happened as it is rather personal; keep in mind that it was something he had no control over. Luckily requesting a replacement is possible, but it will costs us 72 euros (98 USD) to get the thing replaced. If we also want his list of grades we need to double that amount and pay 144 euros (197 USD). I think it's way to much to ask for a piece of paper being replaced, even though it's an important piece of paper and it might take some research aswell. I think the reason of this high fees is to make people more aware that they should be carefull with these very important papers. But then again, people that do loose it for whatever reason and can't help it will need to pay a huge amount aswell. How does this work in your country? Do you have this possibility and what will it cost you? Has it ever happened to you?
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
14 May 09
wow that is really a lot to pay for... [i]this i am sharing here is lost of diploma (in high school) and request for the transcript (copy of grades in college). [/i] here we dont need to pay that much for a request of certified copy of diploma that was lost. but it is really a lot of work and will take a lot of time.. going to and fro from the school to other government offices... and we do have other payments to make for it, like we need to get an affidavit of loss - pay the attorney's fee. then we go the school and submit it, then they would ask us to go this office, then back to school and so on and so forth, and at the school we paid a very small amount only.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
14 May 09
I wonder if you add up all the other fees you have to pay if you are still paying less then we do. We get the thing sent to our homes once we have proven our identity, but it's still a lot of money. We don't have to go through that whole process though, honestly, we don't even have that option. This is the only way around it. I am sorry that you have a somewhat likely experience and I wish you the best of luck getting a transcropt and a certified copy of your diploma.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
14 May 09
i add it up... everything, fees, id picture, fare and even food... it totaled to not more than $50. i spent more on fares because we live in the province and the school and government offices that i have to go to is in the city. it was really tiring and there's no other way to get it but to go through all that. it took me almost a week. [i] *btw, i had already the copy of the diploma and transcript of records, that's why i know how it worked here...[/i]
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
14 May 09
Ah, allright. Now I see how you know it, you have allready been through all of it. It does add up to about half of the fee we need to pay, but I am still happy that we needn't go through all that other trouble (even though if I had the option I proberbly would have done so because it's still a lot of money). I'll need to do a whoooole let of mylotting to get me there, lol!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 May 09
though i didnot lose any of my certificates,i have lost my i.d card,birth certificate,etc and i did have to shell out a huge amount for replacing them.i needed these documents,as it was neccessary for making of my passports!!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
16 May 09
Ouch... that sounds like a whole lot of pricey paperwork indeed! One does need a passport so there isn't any other way around it, just like in this case with the diploma. The only thing we can do is cough up the money and be done with it. If only I was able to literarly cough up money .
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
Yes,before this i had loose my certificate A level/spm.it is a important certificate for me to get a job one day.But my father apply a new for it and we do not need to pay it.Thank to God because my country is a low control for loosing our thing.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
14 May 09
I am glad your father was able to apply for a new one, and it's even better that you weren't charged for it. Seems that everything worked out for the best in your case and I am very happy for you that it did. I know we'll be fine in the end and I am still very relieved that we at least have the option to do so, but it would have been great if the charges were lower or if it was free of charge.
• Malaysia
14 May 09
It never to me and I have no idea how it gonna work in our country. I guess it will be kinda the same. It's bad, right?? At least he could get it back eventhough with a large cost.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
14 May 09
Thank you for your kind response, Leen)zhihai. I am very happy that we at least are offered the option to get a certified copy of his diploma, otherwise I don't know what the options would have be. Doing the whole study again? That would be plain non-sence and a waste of money in my opinion. I think the goverment saves diploma's of everyone as a precaution, there are large filecases full of them or so they say in the folder about reapplying for your certificate. Thanks and happy mylotting!