Attestation of documents is also referred to as document legalization in some countries. To apply for an employment or educational visa in the UAE, all foreign nationals must submit legalized documents to prove their authenticity.
The legalization process involves getting documents signed and stamped by government entities that guarantee the legitimacy of these documents.
Foreign nationals within the UAE can get their certificates legalized through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Foreign certificates that need to be legalized include:
- Commercial contracts/agreements
- Educational certificates
- Marriage/divorce certifications
- Medical certificates
- Powers of Attorney
Because the legalization of documents consists of multiple steps and involves various authoritative bodies, we suggest you let the professionals take care of it. We’ve been assisting foreign nationals with document legalization services for over a decade.
We’re up-to-date with UAE’s rules and regulations regarding expatriates’ residencies and can handle all the technicalities.
The document legalization process instantly becomes easier when you leave it to an experienced third party. Since inception, we’ve had the pleasure of serving thousands of clients and have never had a rejection.
Our team is meticulous with work. We track all submitted documents closely and update our clients at every step.
We understand the sensitivity of documents, so we ensure that are always safe and secure in our possession.
Submit your documents, photos, and application fees, and let us handle the rest.
Certificates written in certain languages will have to be translated. We’ve partnered with translation companies that specialize in the translation of legal documentation. Our partners know the UAE law and translate documents accordingly.
We’ve translated legal documents in over 100 languages and have successfully used them for legalization.
How Long Does Document Legalization Take?
The duration of the legalization process depends on how long the issuing country takes to legalize the documents; the sooner the documents are legalized by the issuing country, the faster they can be attested in the UAE.
Some countries take longer than others to legalize documents. We have local partners in countries that can help us keep track of submitted documents.
The process can be long and frustrating, but we’ll make sure to follow up regularly and ensure it goes by as smoothly as possible.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of the document legalization depends on the government fee, translation services (if required), UAE MOFA fee for attestation.
Benchmark Attestation Services gives competitive rates; we make your life easier by giving you reliable services at affordable costs.
Send us an electronic copy of your documents, and we’ll send you a free quote. As soon as we get your approval, we can get to work.