Do you need UAE Embassy Attestation?
Have you been asked to certify, legalize, and attest your documents through the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.?
The most common documents we attest for the UAE is a birth certificate and marriage certificate from the United States.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents) as of this post. Documents originating from the USA and destined for the UAE requires several steps to complete. These steps are necessary in order for the country of the United Arab Emirates to accept your documents.
Below is a simple illustration to help explain the process:
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To attest your documents through the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C., you will need to follow a series of steps typically called the “Legalization Process”. Here’s a general guide on how to attest your documents:
Step 1: Certification through the State: State issued documents (birth, marriage, divorce, power of attorney, etc…) will first need to be certified by the state of issue. For example, if your birth certificate is from California, it will first need to be processed through the California Secretary of State’s office and have the certificate attached to the documents. Documents that require your signature will need to before the certificate can be attached.
Beware of websites that ask you to upload your documents to a company located in New York or a company providing online notarization.
Step 2: Certification through the US Department of State: State certified documents can be certified through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C for the UAE. The purpose of this step is for the Department of State to certify the official who has signed the state certificate. Federal documents only require the U.S. Department of State and the UAE Embassy.
Step 3: UAE Embassy Attestation/Legalization: The final step is to present your documents to the Embassy for attestation. The Embassy will review your documents including the State and US Department of State certification. Once verified, they will attach their seals to the back of the U.S. department of state certification.
Below is an example of a document attested by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.
We can certify the following documents for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) …
- Birth Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Divorce Decree
- Single Status
- Background Checks (FBI, Police)
- Power of Attorney
- FBI Background Checks
- U.S. Food and Drug Admin (FDA)
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
- IRS (Form 6166)
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
- US Federal Court – District Court (DOJ)
- Petition for Name Change
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Driver License
- Authorization Letter
- Travel Consent Letter
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Certificate of Free Sale
- Certificate of Origin
- Commercial Invoice
- Certificate to Foreign Government
- Patent and Trademark (USPTO)
- Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Please Note: We can help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States and for another country. If your documents originated from the United Arab Emirates (Example: Birth, marriage, death, divorce, etc..), you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
Legalizing documents for United Arab Emirates can be complicated and time-consuming. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the legalization process and the unique requirements of this country. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.