Legalizing Documents for the UAE

When traveling to the UAE for anything more than just a quick vacation, there’s a good chance you will need to bring legal documents with you. When applying for employment, searching for housing, or attempting to reside in the UAE for any length of time, specific documents are required that need to be properly legalized so as to be recognized by the UAE government.

How to Get Your Diploma, Transcript, Birth Certificate, Marriage License, and Power of Attorney Certified and Attested

Any documents that have been issued by the US government or an institution based in the United States must be authenticated by the US Department of State Office of Authentications, located in Washington, DC.

The first step is to attest and certify the document (or documents) with a notary. Once properly notarized, the document can be legalized at the local Secretary of State office. With the authenticated documents in hand, these items can be brought to the Embassy of the UAE. Each authenticated document must be accompanied by the appropriate fee payable to the UAE Embassy. This process is known as the attestation of documents for the UAE.

Choosing an Authentication Service for Certification and Attestation

While it’s entirely possible to handle the legalization of documents for the UAE on your own, it isn’t always feasible or cost-effective to do so. You may already be living in the UAE and the costs associated with traveling back to the US to authenticate your documents is too expensive. Or, the time required to bring these documents to the appropriate offices may not fit into your busy schedule.

In either case, hiring an authentication service is the best way to legalize your important documents. US Authentication Services handles the document authentication process from start to finish so you don’t have to waste time traveling between government offices. Another advantage to our services is that your document authentication is expedited because we hand deliver every document to the appropriate office. This is much faster than mailing your documents in for authentication.

If you would like to learn more about the document authentication services we offer, call us at 1-800-893-5807 or for international callers, dial 1-703-971-7226. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through the entire process while giving you the personal attention you deserve.

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