How to authenticate documents in the UAE?

By | February 6, 2018

People from different parts of the world throng to the United Arab Emirates with agendas of their own. Some visit the UAE with an aim to further their professional careers at an international level, many want to get higher education from a UAE-based university, while there are many others who seek to expand their business to the regional trade hub and give their companies a stable and sustainable future. However, if you are going to stay in the country and do any of the above-mentioned tasks, you need document attestation for UAE. The attestation sounds like a burden for many new-comers in Dubai and other states of the UAE, but eventually the process results in peace of mind for the professionals, students, and business people equally.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways that the entrepreneurs can use to get their professional documents attested to start their business in the UAE.

In the recent past, a number of western-origin companies have set their feet on the UAE soil to magnify their business reach across the globe, with a special focus on the Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian regions. However, the local requirements frustrate many of them several times. It all starts with the basic requirement for the authenticated copies of your business documents whether it is an acquisition, a disposal, an establishment or winding up of an organization.

The local authorities have put into place the requirement for attestation to make sure that the all the submitted documents by a company or an individual are legally authenticated. This also means the person that enters the UAE boundaries is not a criminal and has all the legal requirements to be a responsible citizen. It is important to mention here that the United Arab Emirates is not a signatory to The Hague Convention, therefore authentication has become a legal requirement in the country.

There are four obligatory steps for getting the documents attested and authenticated. These steps include getting the attestation done by the Dubai Notary Public Courts, attestation by the external affairs ministry of the home country, certification by the officials of the U.A.E. Embassy in the home country of the applicant, and last but not the least attestation of the candidate’s documents by the U.A.E. Foreign Affairs Ministry. There might be a few more steps added to the process depending on the type of documents.

Please read more on the attached link to know more about the process of documents authentication and attestation in the United Arab Emirates.