Birth Certificate Attestation
Birth Certificate Attestation
You’ll need to get your children’s birth certificates attested to obtain a residential visa for them in the UAE. The attestation process involves getting the document stamped and signed by the issuing authority and the relevant UAE authentication offices.
The purpose of birth certificate attestation is to verify and guarantee the document’s authenticity. Each birth certificate is unique and contains vital information about the child’s birth, including the place of birth, time of delivery, parents’ names, address, and even religion in some countries.
The birth certificate attestation process is different for every country. The certificate will first need to be attested or apostilled by the country in which it was issued before you can send it to UAE authorities.
Because a birth certificate is such an important document, it’s only acceptable to hire a trusted attestation and apostille services company to ensure that the job is completed smoothly and that your document is returned to you safely.
Here’s what you’ll need to get a birth certificate attested for a residential visa in the UAE:
- The original birth certificate issued by verified authorities stating the name of the Certificate Holder
- Both parents’ passport copies
Why Should I Get Birth Certificates Attested?
An attested birth certificate is needed for all expatriates’ children brought into the UAE and those born in the country.
Birth certificate attestation is crucial for all children born outside their home country. In the UAE, an attested birth certificate is needed to get a residential visa in the country.
Moreover, if a child intends to immigrate or study outside their home country in the future, it helps to have an attested birth certificate and educational documents.
Some more reasons for getting your birth certificate attested include:
- Obtaining a residential visa
- Applying to education institutions
- Immigration to foreign countries
- Getting your child’s name change in school, college or for other government documents
Birth Certificate Attestation Process
The birth certificate attestation process can be complicated if you aren’t familiar with all the government agencies involved, so professionals should carry it out.
Here’s what it involves:
- Verification of the notary
- Attestation by the issuing country’s ministry of foreign affairs or external affairs
- Attestation from the embassy of country where you will use the document, inside the issuing country of the document (e.g., an Indian-issued document to be used in the UAE must be attestation by the UAE Embassy in New Delhi, India)
- Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE
How Long Does It Take?
The duration of the process is entirely dependent on how long the issuing country takes to complete attestation on their side; some are a lot faster than others.
You can submit it to the UAE authorities; the UAE Embassy attestation takes around three (3) to five (5) business days.
Benchmark Attestation Services understands the need to handle birth certificate attestation with extreme care since it’s an important document and will be used in the future. We make it a point to partner with leading agencies in the issuing countries to ensure the process is completed quickly and securely.
Birth Certificate Attestation Fees
The total cost of attestation will depend on the documents and whether they need to be translated. The fee will also include the cost of courier services—for sending certificates back and forth.
If you send us an electronic copy of your certificates, our team will provide a free quote. Once you approve, we’ll start the attestation process immediately.
Why Benchmark Attestation Services?
We have years of experience under our belt. We understand the sensitivity of legal documents and the need to keep them safe and secure at all times. We work with reliable partners who handle your certificates with great care.
You can count on us to provide timely, hassle-free services.
Please give us an electronic copy of your Birth documents, and our team will send you a free quote.