Certificate Attestation / Apostille – UAE

UAE or United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates in the Middle East. The country has huge reserves of oil and natural gas. Over the years, it has made a lot of progress in the sectors like healthcare education, tourism, commerce, and infrastructure as well. Abu Dhabi is the capital and a populous city of the UAE. People looking to move abroad for work education, or business purposes should get their documents attested properly. This is a long procedure for which you need expert help and guidance of the professionals at BVS Global. We are a leading attestation service provider in the UAE offering our specialized solutions to thousands of clients.

The Process of Attestation in the UAE:

In the UAE, the public documents should undergo a proper process for attestation at various levels of government departments and ministries. Prior to the attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the documents should be attested and obtained certifications from these departments. This process of legalization usually varies according to the nature of documents and the purpose of attestation given by the applicants. Usually, it includes the following steps:

  • You need a legal translation from the UAE if needed.
  • Notarization for personal documents, Ministry of Education attestation for educational documents, and certification from the concerned authority or department for commercial documents.
  • Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE.
  • Attestation from the Embassy in UAE.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  1. Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  2. Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  3. World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  4. Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

BVS Global provides comprehensive solutions for attestation, authentication, verification, legalization, and Apostille to the documents in the UAE. We are a full-service company having a profound experience and knowledge of handling this process legitimately. We adhere to the regulations and law specified by the concerned authorities for timely attestation.

With our steadfast commitment to providing quality service, we always strive to meet the requirements of our customers and comply with the security concerns in this procedure.

For more details about attestation in the UAE, please call us today.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from UAE

Ministry of Education or notary in UAE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in UAE

Ministry of foreign affairs of the destination country


Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from UAE (If Necessary)

Notary in UAE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in UAE

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from UAE (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in UAE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in UAE

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in UAE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in UAE

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of UAE document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in UAE.

Documents of UAE origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in UAE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE and UAE Embassy in UAE.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of UAE documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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