Birth Certificate Attestation
A birth certificate serves as the primary identification document for minors, detailing the child’s legal name, birth location, and parental information. This document is indispensable for any future applications involving the child until they reach adulthood. Birth certificate attestation is mandatory for a UAE residence visa. This attested birth certificate process confirms the document’s legitimacy and compliance with the standards of the UAE government.
Issuing a birth certificate in the UAE can be summarized in the following steps:
- Obtain a Birth Notification: Secure a birth notification from the hospital where the child was born.
- Visit Health Authority: Take the notification to the relevant health authority (e.g., Ministry of Health and Prevention or Dubai Health Authority), along with parents’ passports, visa copies, marriage certificates, and Emirates IDs.
- Submit Application: Apply for the birth certificate, typically requiring an Arabic application form. Translation services are available if needed.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Attestation: Have the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs attest the Arabic birth certificate for use abroad.
- Translation (if needed): Translate the attested certificate into English or another required language, followed by further attestation.
- Fee Payment: Pay the applicable fees for issuing and attesting the birth certificate.
- Collect the certificate. Pick up the birth certificate from the health authority or opt for delivery, if available.
Ensure to start this process promptly after the child’s birth to avoid penalties, and check with the local health authority for any specific requirements or variations in the process.
Procedure for attestation of birth certificates issued outside the UAE:
- Secure an original and notarized copy of the birth certificate from the relevant authority in your country of origin.
- Have the birth certificate attested by your home country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), providing the notarized certificate, a copy of your passport, and any additional documents needed for the attestation process.
- Following attestation by your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, proceed to the UAE embassy or consulate within your country for additional certification.
- After the UAE embassy has attested the birth certificate, make sure it receives certification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
Purpose of attestation of a birth certificate issued inside the UAE:
- Foreign nationals born in the UAE must have their birth certificate attested to acquire a passport.
- assists in streamlining the child’s residence visa for Dubai.
- Mandatory for registering the child in schools.
- Crucial for purposes of relocating.
- Necessary for any future changes to the child’s name in educational or government records.
What documents are required for birth certificate attestation in the UAE?
For us to get your birth certificate attested, we will require you to present us with the following documents:
1. Original Birth Certificate
2. The parents’ passport copies
3. A visa copy of the applicant and the parents
4. Authorization letters requesting the attestation of the birth certificate
5. Passport-sized photographs
Please be aware that the criteria and procedure for birth certificate attestation in the UAE can differ based on the particular authority or department you’re dealing with. It’s advisable to verify with the appropriate authority or seek advice from a legal expert to confirm that all essential steps and requirements have been fulfilled.
Why is an attested birth certificate mandatory in the UAE?
In the UAE, attested birth certificates are often requested for various reasons, including:
- Marriage registration within the UAE.
- Childbirth registration for those born in the UAE.
- Spouse residence visa applications in Dubai.
- Residence visa applications for children in Dubai.
- Visa applications at foreign embassies located within the UAE.
- Enrolment in nurseries across the UAE.
Summary: How do I get the birth certificate attested for a UAE residence visa?
In the UAE, attesting a birth certificate is vital for legal and official purposes. The process, in brief:
- Obtain the birth certificate from the issuing authority.
- Authenticate it with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Present it to the UAE embassy or consulate for final attestation.
- Required for various purposes, such as residence visa applications in Dubai.
- Ensures thorough verification by all authorities involved.
Benchmark Attestation Services in Dubai simplifies the birth certificate attestation process, guiding clients through government procedures with ease. Our expert team specialises in the attestation of various documents, ensuring swift and efficient service. With our customer service available 24/7, clients receive immediate assistance and updates on their application’s progress and procedures.
Contact us for legal translation of your attested birth certificate at +971 52 888 4714.
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