Document Attestation FAQs

How do I get my degree qualification attested and legalised for use in the UAE?

The process for attestation and legalisation of a degree qualification will vary depending on the country of issue. For example, your degree certificate will require a legal translation if your certificate is in another language other than English or Arabic.

If we use a UK educational certificate as an example, the process of attestation will follow the below steps:

  • You will firstly need to obtain certification of the document by a UK notary public or solicitor.
  • The certified document can then be submitted to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Milton Keynes where the solicitor’s stamp will be verified. The certificate will be presented to the UAE Embassy in London, where it will be reviewed and attested.
  • Upon completion, the certificate is returned to the UAE, where it will be presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to verify that the UAE Embassy in the country of origin is genuine.
  • If required, the certificate will be legally translated and stamped by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), ready for use in the UAE.

If you need assistance with your document notarisation, legalisation and attestation/ consularisation within the UAE and overseas, or any other document related government liaison matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman and Qatar, please call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai, +971 (0)2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi, email us on info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below.

What is the process for UK commercial document attestation?

Below are the steps for UK commercial document attestation:

  1. The first stage of the commercial document attestation process is verification by a UK solicitor or notary public.
  2. The commercial document is then authenticated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Milton Keynes.
  3. Authentication by the London Chamber of Commerce will also be required.
  4. The commercial document will be presented to the UAE Embassy in London for Consulate attestation.
  5. The commercial document will be safely returned to the UAE and presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for the final attestation stage.
  6. Legal translation of the commercial document is the final stage of the verification process. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) will review and stamp the commercial document.

If you need assistance with UK document notarisation, legalisation and attestation for use in UAE, or any other document related government liaison matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman and Qatar, please call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai, +971 (0)2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi, email us on info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below.

How do I attest commercial documents in the UAE for use in Kuwait?

The process for commercial document attestation in the UAE for use in Kuwait will vary depending on the commercial document’s country of issue, the type of commercial document and the year of document issue.

To complete the attestation process, the Kuwait Embassy in the UAE require the following documentation:

  • Original commercial document
  • Passport copy and visa copy of the signing authority
  • Company covering letter on letter head to the Kuwaiti Consulate General, stating the purpose for authentication and contact information of the applicant
  • Registration details of all companies mentioned

The process for attestation can be complex and will require attestation by a number of different government departments. Key stages of the attestation process include:

  1. Notary Attestation
  2. Chamber of Commerce Attestation
  3. The MEA or Ministry of External Affairs (attest and stamp the commercial document)
  4. The commercial document will then be attested by the Kuwait Embassy in the UAE

What are the fees and timeframes for Kuwait embassy attestation?

The fee and timeframe for attestation will be dependent on the type of commercial document. The Kuwait embassy charges a fixed fee for each commercial document. The exact rate will be shared, once the document has been reviewed and the scope of service has been outlined. The timeframe for attestation is typically between 15 and 30 days.

How can PRO Partner Group Assist?

Using a professional attestation service from the UAE can reduce the stress of ensuring that all the requirements are met for Kuwait attestation and reduces the risk of costly delays or errors. PRO Partner Group can assist in offering a door-to-door attestation service for legalisation of your commercial documents through our network of trusted partners.

For further information or assistance with your document attestation within the UAE, for use in Kuwait, or any other related government liaison matter in the UAE, click here or call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai or +971 (0) 2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi.

How do I attest commercial documents in the UAE for use in Saudi?

The process for commercial document attestation in the UAE for use in Saudi will vary depending on the commercial document’s country of issue, the type of commercial document and the year of document issue.

To complete the attestation process, the Saudi Embassy in the UAE require the following documentation:

  • Original commercial document
  • Passport copy and visa copy of the signing authority
  • Company covering letter on letter head to the Saudi Consulate General stating the purpose for authentication and contact information of the applicant
  • Registration details of all companies mentioned

The process for attestation can be complex and will require attestation by several different government departments. Key stages of the attestation process include:

  1. Notary Attestation
  2. Chamber of Commerce Attestation
  3. The MEA or Ministry of External Affairs (attest and stamp the Commercial Document)
  4. The Commercial Document will then be attested by the Saudi Consulate or Royal Embassy in the UAE

What are the fees and timeframes for Saudi embassy attestation?

The fee and timeframe for attestation will be dependent on the type of commercial document. The Saudi embassy charges a fixed fee for each commercial document, the exact rate will be shared once the document has been reviewed and the scope of service has been outlined. The timeframe for attestation is typically between 15 and 30 days.

How can PRO Partner Group Assist?

Using a professional attestation service from the UAE can reduce the stress of ensuring that all the requirements are met for Saudi attestation and reduces the risk of costly delays or errors. PRO Partner Group can assist in offering a door-to-door attestation service for legalisation of your commercial documents through our network of trusted partners.

For further information or assistance with your document attestation within the UAE for use in Saudi, or any other related government liaison matter in the UAE, click here or call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai or +971 (0) 2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi.

How do I attest commercial documents in the UAE for use in Jordan?

The process for commercial document attestation in the UAE for use in Jordan will vary depending on the commercial document’s country of issue, the type of commercial document and the year of document issue.

To complete the attestation process, the Jordanian Embassy in the UAE require the following documentation:

  • Original commercial document
  • Passport copy and visa copy of the signing authority
  • Company covering letter on letter head to the Jordanian Consulate General stating the purpose for authentication and contact information of the applicant
  • Registration details of all companies mentioned

The process for attestation can be complex and will require attestation by several different government departments. Key stages of the attestation process include:

  1. Notary Attestation
  2. Chamber of Commerce Attestation
  3. The MEA or Ministry of External Affairs (attest and stamp the Commercial Document)
  4. The Commercial Document will then be attested by the Jordanian Consulate or Jordanian Embassy in the UAE

What are the fees and timeframes for Jordanian embassy attestation?

The fee and timeframe for attestation will be dependent on the type of commercial document. The Jordanian Embassy charges a fixed fee for each commercial document, the exact rate will be shared once the document has been reviewed and the scope of service has been outlined. The timeframe for attestation is typically between 15 and 30 days.

How can PRO Partner Group assist?

Using a professional attestation service from the UAE can reduce the stress of ensuring that all the requirements are met for Jordanian attestation and reduces the risk of costly delays or errors. PRO Partner Group can assist in offering a door-to-door attestation service for legalisation of your commercial documents through our network of trusted partners.

For further information or assistance with your document attestation within the UAE for use in Jordan, or any other related government liaison matter in the UAE, click here or call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai or +971 (0) 2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi.

How do I attest commercial documents in UAE for use in Egypt?

The process for commercial document attestation in the UAE for use in Egypt will vary depending on the commercial document’s country of issue, the type of commercial document and the year of document issue.

To complete the attestation process, the Egyptian Embassy in the UAE require the following documentation:

  • Original commercial document
  • Passport copy and visa copy of the signing authority
  • Company covering letter on letter head to the Egyptian Consulate General stating the purpose for authentication and contact information of the applicant
  • Registration details of all companies mentioned

The process for attestation can be complex and will require attestation by several different government departments. Key stages of the attestation process include:

  1. Notary Attestation
  2. Chamber of Commerce Attestation
  3. The MEA or Ministry of External Affairs (attest and stamp the Commercial Document)
  4. The Commercial Document will then be attested by the Egyptian Consulate or Egyptian Embassy in the UAE

What are the fees and timeframes for Egyptian Embassy Attestation?

The fee and timeframe for attestation will be dependent on the type of commercial document. The Egyptian Embassy charges a fixed fee for each commercial document, the exact rate will be shared once the document has been reviewed and the scope of service has been outlined. The timeframe for attestation is typically between 15 and 30 days.

How can PRO Partner Group Assist?

Using a professional attestation service from the UAE can reduce the stress of ensuring that all the requirements are met for Egyptian attestation and reduces the risk of costly delays or errors. PRO Partner Group can assist in offering a door-to-door attestation service for legalisation of your commercial documents through our network of trusted partners.

For further information or assistance with your document attestation within the UAE for use in Egypt, or any other related government liaison matter in the UA,E click here or call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai or +971 (0) 2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi.

How do I get local documents Notarised in the UAE?

Notary services are available in the UAE with either public or private notaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or other Emirates.

Appointments can be made at the notary public offices directly or through the online notary system – the system is separate for either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi online notary system will require the documents to be uploaded and approved before a physical notary appointment is scheduled.

In some cases, you can also request the Notary public to visit you at your home or private office, this is done by requesting a specific appointment.

General requirements for notarising a document in the UAE include the following:

  • Original document to be presented - must be in Arabic or dual language side by side text
  • The person(s) signing the document must have the relevant powers to sign and provide supporting documentation and identification
  • The document must conform to the relevant UAE laws
  • All persons signing the document must be physically present

The notary public will review the document, witness the signing of the document in question and will verify the identity of the signatories.

Note that video call notarisation is also possible during the current COVID travel restrictions – please ask us for further information on this.

If you need assistance with document preparation and notarisation in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, or any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at info@ppg.ae or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

What is document attestation and why do I need it?

Attestation is the process of validating the authenticity of a document. This can be a complex procedure with a variety of different stages dependent on the type of document or the original issuing country. As the UAE is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, attested documents are required for most processes . For foreign companies wishing to establish a branch office or a new entity in the UAE, foreign company documents will need to be attested. An individual may also require personal documents such as a birth certificate, degree certificate or marriage certificate to be attested for visa purposes.

How do I obtain a Chamber of Commerce certificate in Abu Dhabi?

The normal process to issue or renew a COC certificate , it a part of DED processes as both DED and COC linked together in the process , unfortunately DED will not provide the COC certificate once renewal or issuer the TL, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched of its “Customer Happiness Digital Platform”, which comes within its efforts to support digital transformation and to develop a new generation of digital services as well as simple and distinguished experience for its members

to get the COC certificate , the GM , attorney or PRO should register at COC portal https://digital.abudhabichambe... using the emirates ID (exclusively ) for registration then contact members_support@adcci.gov.ae with supporting document like POA or the PRO card for linking the company to the created account , Once the liking is complete the user is able to get the COC certificate.

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