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Attesting certificates Dubai

Attesting certificates and documents in or for Dubai UAE

Procedures for attesting certificates, contracts, documents, degrees in and for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE. Marriage certificate, birth certificate, university degree, educational qualifications, tenancy contract, from UK and other countries. For jobs, visa applications, school, college, and university entry and admission registration procedure.


General procedure

Some pages with specific procedures

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Certificate and Document Attestation in Dubai

Any important documents you bring with you will have to be attested if they are used for any part of your visa process. For example marriage certificates if you are sponsoring your spouse, educational certificates if a qualification is required for a job. Since the procedure involves visiting government organisations, you can expect lots of stamps and requests for money.

Documents like driver's licences which are not needed for visa issuing, do not need to be attested.

If a document is not in Arabic or English, you will need a translation (attested or notarised). Sometimes you'll need a translation even for English documents.

Check with the PRO of the company where you will be employed for more information.

Empost and Attesting Certificates and Documents in Dubai

Note that the attestation procedure below is probably obsolete as of early 2006 since there was a change in the attestation requirements that supposedly made things much easier - Empost would look after it all somehow.

However, as with any change in Dubai, often it takes a while for correct information and guidelines to filter down to all the respective departments and authorities so it's probably worthwhile continuing with the old procedure before coming to Dubai and the UAE, even thought that involves added expense. As they say, "it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it".

Procedure for Attestation of Documents and Certificates prior to coming to Dubai, UAE

Basic process is to:

If you are not in your home country prior to coming to Dubai and UAE, you have two choices.

Notary Public


Specific procedures

Attesting Dubai tenancy contract
Attesting marriage certificate in Dubai
Attesting birth certificate in Dubai
Attesting degree certificate in Dubai
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