Tips to get documents attested in Dubai

The ambition to find a great job in the United Arab Emirates is on top of the list of many qualified professionals from across the globe. But before they make up their mind to start a new role in Dubai or any other states of the UAE, they must get the certificate attestation in Dubai. This task can be quite a headache or a painstaking experience if you’re not fully aware of the prerequisites and the legal requirements to start or further your professional career in the UAE.

Almost all the legal documents are required to be attested in the UAE. These documents include marriage certificates, birth certificates, educational certificates, experience letters, documents to establish commercial agent, clearance permissions, withdrawal of partnership in a company, or even an individual’s maid contracts. The Government of Dubai has simplified the process and made public various steps which can be followed for a comfortable attestation process. The process includes visiting the Dubai Notary Public courts, then the Ministry of Justice, and then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The best thing is that you don’t have to take a break from your office or job to get the attestation process done in Dubai since Al Towar and Al Barsha branches stay open until 8pm. You may also send another person with all the documents to be attested. Once attested by the Dubai Public Notary, you can hand out the documents to any representative for further attestations and authentications at the other two UAE ministries.

You need to carry two original documents and all original supporting documents including valid ID or passport during your visit to the Dubai Courts Notary Public. You start the proceedings by taking the token and meeting the Notary who will verify your documents. You will have to take another token to meet the second official for re-verification of your documents. The second official will also ask you to verify your signature. After getting done with the verifications, you can proceed to the cash counter to pay 110 AED fee. You may collect the documents from the second official after submitting the fee at the cash counter. Now you can return the documents to the Notary, who will keep one original in the archives.

You may go on with the steps two and three at the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in pretty much similar fashion, respectively. You will have to pay 52 AED at the Ministry of Justice and 150 AED per document on an average at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You can get more info on the attached link which will further educate you about the basic legal requirements for the documents attestation in Dubai and other states of the UAE.