Expatriates seeking to work, study or live in the UAE must obtain attested educational or degree certificates to apply for visas. However, the certificate attestation process in the UAE can take time due to the multiple steps and visits to different government offices. Hiring a professional attestation company can ease the process.
What is Degree Attestation?
Degree Certificate Attestation verifies the validity of an educational degree certificate by obtaining stamps and signatures from relevant authorities. The process involves the Notary Public, the State Education Department, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy. Professional attestation services can simplify and expedite the process.
What is the Degree Attestation Process for UAE?
- Notarisation: Notary Public Stamp on the Certificate
- Verification: Relevant Department or State Education Department
- Attestation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country
- Legalisation: UAE Embassy Legalization in the issuing country
- Attestation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai
Is Degree Certificate Attestation Required for a UAE Visa?
Yes, degree certificate attestation is required for most types of visas in the UAE, including employment, student, and residence visas. The UAE government requires degree certificate attestation to verify the authenticity of foreign educational degrees and ensure that individuals seeking to enter the UAE for work, study or residency purposes have the necessary qualifications. Without proper attestation, your visa application may not be accepted.
Procedure for Degree Certificate Attestation for UAE
Step 1: Notary Public Stamp
A notary public is authorised to stamp certificates before any attestation process. Their official seal and signature verify a person’s certification and identity. In this process, your identification cards and credentials are verified.
Step 2: Verification from State Education Department or Relevant Authority
The Ministry of Education of the issuing country will further authenticate your certificates. Without this, a country’s Foreign Affairs office will reject any attestation process on educational certificates.
Step 3: Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai will attest your certificate before submitting it to the UAE Embassy.
Step 4: UAE Embassy Attestation in the Country of Issue
The UAE Embassy in the issuing country must stamp your educational certificates first before using them legally in the UAE. It is the last step of the attestation process in the issuing country. Without the embassy’s stamps, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will reject attestation on your certificates.
Step 5: Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would stamp the final step of the attestation process in the UAE. Any visa processing will only be approved with UAE MOFA stamps.
How Long Does Degree Attestation Take in UAE?
Yes, it is typical for Degree Certificate Attestation in the UAE to take at least ten working days. However, this timeline can vary depending on the type of certificate, country of origin, and the specific attestation requirements. It is always best to consult a reputable attestation service provider like Stanford Global Attestation for a more accurate timeline estimation based on your circumstances.
Getting your educational documents attested will take time and requires knowledge of the procedure. Stanford Global Attestation Services has a reputable name in document attestation services because of our expert services at a reasonable cost, with free pick up and handling of the entire attestation process required by your employer, sponsor, or the country you intend to visit.
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