birth certificate attestation


A birth certificate serves as a primary identification document for children, detailing their legal name, birth location, and parents' information. This certificate is vital for any future applications involving your child until they reach adulthood. For use in the UAE, such as for residence visa applications, it's essential to have the birth certificate attested. This birth certificate attestation confirms the document's legitimacy and compliance with UAE standards.

What documents are required to secure a birth certificate in Dubai?

  • Application form
  • Original hospital birth notification
  • Parents' passports and Emirates ID cards
  • Attested marriage certificate
  • Copies of residency visas (for expatriate parents)
  • Passport-sized photos of the baby and parents
  • Application fees
  • Visit the relevant government office for submissions.
  • Legal translation of documents (if necessary)

Where can I get a birth certificate in Dubai?

In Dubai, you can obtain a birth certificate for a newborn or request a copy of an existing certificate through the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. For new-borns: Shortly after a child is born in Dubai, the hospital where the birth occurred will issue a birth notification. This notification is used to apply for an official birth certificate.
  2. Application Process:
    • Visit the official website of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) or the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) to access the service for applying for a birth certificate.
    • The application can also be made in person at the DHA customer service centers or through authorized typing centers in Dubai.
  3. Required Documents: Generally, you will need to provide the following documents:
    • The birth notification from the hospital.
    • Parents' passports and copies.
    • Parents' marriage certificate and a copy, attested as per UAE requirements.
    • Any additional documents requested by the DHA or MOHAP.
  4. Fees and Processing Time: There are applicable fees for issuing a birth certificate, which may vary. The processing time can also vary, so it's advisable to check the current details through the DHA or MOHAP websites or customer service centers.

For those who are not born in Dubai but need a copy of their birth certificate, or for parents applying on behalf of their child born outside of Dubai, it's recommended to contact the embassy or consulate of the country of birth located in Dubai or the UAE for guidance on obtaining a birth certificate from abroad.

Is birth certificate attestation mandatory in the UAE?

In the UAE, attesting a birth certificate is a compulsory step for several key reasons:

  1. Mandatory for Family Visa: Birth certificate attestation is required for processing family visas in the UAE.
  2. Dependent Verification: Essential for verifying dependents like children when applying for their residence visas.
  3. School Admissions: Often necessary for school admissions and other educational purposes within the UAE.
  4. Documentation Legitimacy: Ensures the legitimacy of the birth certificate as a valid document in the UAE.
  5. Newborn Birth Registration: This complies with UAE government regulations for official documentation of expatriates.

How do I attest a birth certificate issued outside the UAE?

  1. Obtain the Original Birth Certificate: Get the notarized original from the issuing authority in your home country.
  2. Attestation by the Home Country's MoFA: Have it attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country, along with submitting a passport copy and any other required documents.
  3. UAE Embassy Attestation in Home Country: Next, get the birth certificate attested at the UAE embassy or consulate in your home country.
  4. Finally, obtain MoFA attestation in Dubai by having the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs certify the birth certificate.

How do I attest a birth certificate issued inside the UAE?

  1. Collect the Birth Certificate: Obtain the original birth certificate from the hospital where the child was born or from the relevant health authority in the UAE.
  2. Ministry of Health and Prevention Attestation: If necessary, have the Ministry of Health and Prevention attest the birth certificate.
  3. MoFAIC Attestation: Have the MoFAIC in the UAE certify your birth certificate. This step involves verifying the document's authenticity and is necessary for it to be recognized as a legal document.
  4. Embassy Attestation (If Required for Use Abroad): If the attested birth certificate is intended for use outside the UAE, it might also need to be attested by the embassy of the country where it will be used.

How do I attest Indian birth for a UAE residence visa?

  1. Notarize your birth certificate in India.
  2. Get it attested by the State Home Department in your state.
  3. Submit it to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for authentication.
  4. Take the birth certificate to the UAE Embassy for further attestation.
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) attestation is the final step.

Our highly skilled agents specialize in obtaining attestation for various documents, including apostille services for birth certificates. We guarantee that our customer representatives are readily available to address any inquiries or concerns our clients may have regarding their visa application processes. After the birth certificate attestation process is completed, we will arrange for the delivery of your birth certificate to your specified location.

For additional details and inquiries, please reach out to our team via our UAE hotline at +971 58 648 2332. You can also connect with us on WhatsApp for assistance.

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