Certificate attestation is a process of validating the authenticity of certificates and documents for expats in the UAE. These documents/certificates attested by the UAE embassy are regarded as valid for business, employment, higher education, etc. The attested documents are accepted by major business institutions and government departments.
Authentication of your papers can either be done by yourself or you can opt to a service.
In UAE, you can attest the certificates by following these 2 steps:
Step1: Notary attestation –
- This is generally done at Dubai Courts Notary Public(DCNP). The Notary will verify all the documents and attest it.
- Minimum 2 copies of documents and other supporting documents including valid id/passport are required.
- Once the documents are verified, notary will attest the documents.
Step2: MOFA -Ministry of Foreign Affairs –
The notary verified certificates can be further processed to MOFA for attestation.
- MOFA office is situated in Bur Dubai. Expats in UAE should submit their country documents to the ministry of external affairs(MOFA) and get them stamped.
- The certificates that are approved by the MOFA can be submitted to any of the governing bodies (employer or UAE government) as per your requirement.
- Once the documents are stamped they would be accepted by the UAE government for processing the necessary papers.
- Documents/Certificates can be validated by paying the fee. The fee charged depends on the documents you are willing to attest.
Certificate Attestation Services
If you are opting for service providers, the following are the service providers in the UAE.
1. BLS International Services
BLS International Services is the trusted partner of MOEA (Ministry of External Affairs) which manages the attestation process. It provides attestation services from UAE, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi, Canada, India, UK, Philippines, Singapore, and Qatar.It provides impeccable services to their clients by taking up Logistics, administrative and technical tasks which enables foreign offices to completely focus on their assessment.
It provides a wide array of services like visa processing service, E -visas, citizen and front end services, consular services, biometric and identity management services, verification and attestation services and value-added services.
Location: Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, UAE.
2. VFS Global
VFS Global which is established in 2001 and is the world’s largest technology and outsourcing company with expertise in worldwide diplomatic missions and client governments. It has more than 3000 application centers which operate in more than 100 countries approximately covering 5 continents. It has more than 60 client governments.
It manages passport, visa, identity management, and several other citizen services for its client governments which allows them to focus completely on the critical task of assessment. It provides an exciting and rewarding career opportunity across the globe while investing in its technology operations and people.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
3. Express Documentation Services
Express Attestation Services is a leading document processing company in UAE. It manages business across the UK, Canada, USA, Pakistan, Australia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. It is the only company which has a registered trademark.
It undertakes a wide variety of services like PRO services, Villa Projects, business setup, attestation, apostille, and IT services. It is dedicated to customer content with express service delivery. They also offer global legalization service to more than 30 countries.
Location: Near Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE
4. Prime Global Business Services
Prime Global Business Services is basically a company registration firm which is specialized in providing business set up services.
It is experienced in providing its services in the fields of Certificate attestation, Immigration Works, Business Set-up, Partnership Agreements, Luxury transport, Labor Works, Power of Attorney, Consulate Works, Visa, Sale Deeds, LLC formation, media, and events, etc
Corporate Office: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
Branch Office: Damascus St. Dubai, U.A.E
Commitbiz is a consultancy division by a set of professionals with a vision to provide outstanding global services to non-government, government, private, academic and several other sectors. It is active in taking immense challenges for providing the best service to its clients.
It is engaged into services like attestation, tax consulting, accounts, and bookkeeping, business set up services, asset management services, PRO services, local sponsor services, product marketing, visa services, payroll and audit services, etc
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
6. Power Attestation Services
Power attestation Services has been providing embassy and attestation legalization for the past 20 years. Certificate attestation formalities are made available for various countries like UK, Canada, USA, Australia, and the GCC. They are the international business services agents whose prime motto is to provide excellent services to its clients.
They are engaged in each and every aspect of document attestation services like apostille, attestation, visa services, translation, labor, and immigration, etc
Location: Near Musallah Tower, Dubai, UAE
7. Prompt Attestation Services
Prompt attestation services are one of the renowned and established firms with expertise in document clearing services. It carries out its services all over the globe covering more than 70 countries.
They are experts in handling tedious paperwork for clients. They offer services such as legal translations, certified true copy, certificate attestation, Apostille, good conduct certificate, and family visa services.
Location: Khalid bin Walid Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE
8. Genius Attestation and Apostille Services Dubai
Genius attestation and apostille services in Dubai is one of the largest document attestation companies in Asia established in the year 1999. It is a customer-centric company providing efficient business practices and high ethical standards to many countries all over the world.
They are engaged in every side of the document industry which includes, legal translations, PRO Services, attestation and apostille, embassy errands, etc.
Location: Al Maktoum Road, Dubai, UAE
9. Talent Certificate Attestation Services
Talent Certificate Attestation Services is the pioneer that provides services to almost 30 countries. They act in a quick and reliable way based on the client requirement. Its vision is to provide cent percent genuine attestation for its clients.
It provides a wide range of services like Business Set-up, Certificate Attestation, Translation Services, Consulate services, Document Clearing Services, etc
Location: Al Fahidi metro station exit no:03, Dubai, UAE
10. Attestation on Time
Attestation on Time is one of the highly experienced who can assist in legalizing the documents. It is headquartered in Dubai.
It is engaged in services like attestation, notarization, Apostille, Translation and visa services.
Location: Al Ittihad Road, Dubai, UAE