6.1. Issuance of Certificate for recognized educational and scientific degree “Doctor” or scientific degree “Doctor of Sciences”
The degree obtained abroad, corresponding to the educational and scientific degree "Doctor" or the scientific degree "Doctor of Sciences", is being certified by a diploma or other similar document, issued by an educational or scientific institution recognized by a competent national authority as part of the secular system of higher education and the research activities of the country concerned.
The recognition of the National Center for Information and Documentation is being certified by a certificate according to a model approved by the Executive Director of NACID, in which the following data are entered:
- The name of the applicant, the unique civil number or personal number of a foreigner, date and place of birth, citizenship;
- The recognized degree in the respective professional field according to the Classifier of the fields of higher education and the professional fields, approved by the Council of Ministers № 125 of 2002;
- Name of the foreign higher education institution or scientific organization that had awarded the degree and the respective country of its seat.
After the issuance of NACID’s certificate for recognition of educational and scientific degree "Doctor" or scientific degree "Doctor of Sciences", the information is being transmitted ex officio for entry into the Register of academic staff and defended dissertations.
The certificate for recognition of the acquired educational and scientific degree "Doctor" or scientific degree "Doctor of Sciences" is valid only on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and does not provide its holder rights that she/he can use in his relations with third countries.
The certificate does not grant access to professions for the exercise of which there are special requirements set by law or other legislation.
The certificate has specific security features against counterfeiting.