Many foreign nationals wish to live, study, and work in the UAE. The country offers many opportunities, but one requirement creates a bit of a hassle: certificate attestation.
What Is Certificate Attestation?
Certificate Attestation is the process of legalizing papers to be submitted to a certain country’s embassy, offices, schools, governmental office, and many more. It is one of UAE’s top requirements for foreign nationals who want to apply for a working, residence, family visa, etc.
The attestation process verifies the authenticity of your documents through stamps or seals. It allows different countries’ systems to recognize and accept your papers.
Different governmental offices are required to do various authentications. The legalization process depends on the nature and purpose of the certificate and varies from one country to another.
Certificate attestation is different from notarization – documents are only notarized in the presence of a notary public. Attestation involves various processes and several governmental authorities so that countries can agree that your documents are genuine.
What Documents Do You Need To Submit For Certificate Attestation?
Certificate attestation in the UAE has a standard procedure. You need to contact authorities who issue certificates and those who attest them. These include:
- The government department which issued the certificate in the originating country
- Government authorities that overlook the certificate issuing authorities
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE as well as the originating country
- The UAE Embassy in the issuing country
To apply for a UAE visa, you must submit certain documents depending on which specific visa you’re applying for.
Some UAE visas and documents you must submit for attestation:
Employment Visa: Medical certificate, salary certificate, covering letter, relieving letter, bank statement, & degree certificate.
Student Visa: Degree certificate, transfer certificate, covering letter, previous school ID card, school leaving certificate, HSC/SSC certificate, a genuine letter & cover letter.
Resident Visa: Birth certificate, single status or marriage certificate, bank statement, covering letter, passport copies, police clearance certificate, and good conduct certificate.
At Stanford Global Attestation Services, we can assist you with the entire process! Our team has experts and can comply with the given quotation and timeframe.
For more information, please contact our team by calling our UAE hotline at +971 58 648 2332. We are also available on WhatsApp.