Attesting UK documents for the UAE involves several steps. And unless you’re familiar with the attestation process, it can get frustrating.
As attestation services providers in the UAE, we’ve seen the difficulties people face when completing the attestation process themselves. People undermine the importance of paying attention to detail when submitting documents for attestation. But even the most minor errors in the submission process can cause delays and monetary losses.
Because attesting UK documents is complicated, we suggest leaving it to attestation service companies like ours. We have years of experience in helping foreign nationals worldwide with document attestation in the UAE, allowing them to apply for an employment or educational visa.
We also assist with attesting commercial documents so that foreign nationals can start businesses in the country.
If you need help attesting UK documents for the UAE, get in touch with us today.
Attesting UK documents is a 3-step process, which includes the following:
Step 1: Send the Document to a Notary Public in the UK or the British Council in the UAE
UK nationals can choose between attesting documents from either the UK or within the UAE.
If they choose to begin attestation in the UAE, the documents will first need to be sent to the British Council in Dubai. The council will verify the legitimacy of the documents.
UK nationals who opt to start attestation from the UK will have to send their documents to a Notary Public in the UK.
Benchmark Attestation Services safely transfers your documents to our partners in the UK via reliable courier services. Our partners submit the documents to a Notary Public or a Solicitor who guarantees the documents’ authenticity.
Step 2: Submit Documents to Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO-UK)
Once the British Council or a Notary Public has attested the documents, they can be passed on to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO-UK) for legalization; this is the main body in the UK that overlooks all documents attestation. It informs foreign governments that you can use the document abroad.
The respective local governments must attest documents issued by British Overseas Territories before you can send them to the FCO-UK.
Step 3: UAE Embassy Attestation
After the UK authorities have finished attesting the documents, they will need to be submitted to the UAE embassy in London, which will give the final stamp of approval before they are returned to the UAE.
Step 4: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Once in the UAE, our team will submit your UK document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). This is the last stage of the attestation process.
How Long Does Attesting UK Documents For The UAE Take?
As overwhelming as the attestation process is, it can be completed in a matter of weeks if you hire an experienced attestation services company.
Our team prides itself on providing timely services; we make it a point to keep you up-to-date during every stage. In our many years of business, we’ve never had any rejections. Our team understands the sensitivity of the type of documents that we handle, so we’re extra careful when dealing with them.
Give us an electronic copy of your UK documents and our team will send you a free quote.