mofa attestation


Considering a move to the UAE? With its global appeal and diverse environment, the UAE attracts expatriates from all over the world. For your relocation, obtaining a residency visa, available in various categories, is a crucial step. To complete the visa application process, your documents must have a Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation. Expatriates in the UAE must first authenticate their documents in their home country, with MOFA attestation serving as the final validation.

What is a MOFA attestation?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation process, also known as MOFA attestation, validates the signatures and seals on documents, regardless of their origin in the UAE or abroad. This validation is a crucial requirement for document attestation within the UAE.

What kinds of documents does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai attest?

MOFA attestation in Dubai is required for three main categories of certificates, which are classified based on their nature, common characteristics, and the government departments that mandate the attestation:

  1. Educational Certificates: This category includes documents related to education, such as diplomas, degrees, school certificates, and academic transcripts.
  2. Personal Documents: Personal documents encompass various certificates and papers concerning individuals, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, and death certificates.
  3. Commercial Documents: These are papers related to business and commercial activities, such as trade licenses, contracts, and invoices.

What are the MOFA attestation fees?

  • For both personal and educational certificates, regardless of their place of issuance (inside or outside the UAE), the MOFA Attestation fee is AED 150 per document. Additionally, there are courier charges.
  • For commercial certificates, the fee for MOFA attestation is AED 2,000 per document, whether they originate from outside or within the UAE.

If you decide to use the MoFAIC App for your certificate attestation in the UAE, you can follow these steps for a seamless experience:

  • Download the MoFAIC app onto your device.
  • Register and create your account within the application.
  • Using your credentials, log in to your account.
  • Access the "My Tasks" section.
  • Depending on the type of certificate you need to attest, choose either "Business Services" or "Individual Services."
  • Go to the "Attest Official Documents and Certificates" option.
  • Follow the required steps and provide all necessary information as prompted.
  • Attach the certificates that require attestation.
  • Choose your preferred payment method and complete the payment process.

What are the operational hours for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai?

Operational hours for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There are several customer happiness centres located in Dubai, including Al Manara, Al Twar,
MOFAIC Office Dubai, and Dubai Chamber.
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on weekends.

As a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19 protocols, we currently prohibit individuals from making in-person submissions at any branch. Until MoFAIC UAE provides further notice, individuals should arrange document submissions through an attestation agency or registered courier services.

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