Expats looking for a residential visa in the UAE must submit attested documents to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The purpose of getting documents attested is to determine their validity and authenticity. Attestation is carried out by various government agencies, including Customer Happiness Centers in the UAE and relevant UAE government entities abroad.
Once the documentation is attested, you must submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will use them to grant a residential visa.
Documents that you must attest:
- Powers of Attorney
- Medical certificates
- Marriage/divorce certifications
- Educational certificates
- Commercial contracts/agreements
It can be unclear for people who aren’t familiar with the attestation process. A single misstep can force you to start from the beginning. You will be required to fill out multiple applications, register on specialized websites, and submit documents and photos repeatedly.
Benchmark Attestation Services provides document attestation services in the UAE. Our team knows the document attestation process inside out, and we make it a point to stay updated with changes to rules and regulations.
Not all documents will need to be translated; it depends on their written language; some languages are accepted as is.
If your certificate needs to be translated, we’ll send it to trusted agencies in the issuing country and have it translated for you. The cost of this additional step depends on the agency’s service fee.
Why Choose Us?
When handling legal documentation, you shouldn’t compromise on quality. A single misstep can cost you time, money, and effort.
We’ve enjoyed assisting thousands of clients with our timely services and have never once had a rejection. We take great pride in what we do.
How Long Does It Take For Documents To Be Attested In UAE?
The duration of document attestation in the UAE is entirely dependent on how long it takes for the issuing country to complete the local attestation and get back to us. Once we send your documents to the issuing country, they will be passed on to various entities (from the notary to the embassy).
Only once the embassy completes the process can we take your documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the UAE.
If you require the documents urgently, we’ll fast-track the process for you with an additional charge.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of document attestation in Dubai depends on several factors, including the need for translation, the government fee of the issuing country, and the current fee of the UAE.
Send us an electronic copy of your documents, and we’ll give you a quote. Once the quote is approved, we can get to work.
We simplify the document attestation process for you. We’ll collect your documents and photos and guide you through registration and the application.
We understand that applying for a residential visa can be stressful; that’s why we take care of the technical work.