UAE Document Attestation

Certify documents issued in the United Arab Emirates for official use in the United States and abroad.

Certify documents issued in the United Arab Emirates for international use

Documents issued in the United Arab Emirates can be officially certified so that they are valid for formal use in other countries. This certification procedure is known as Legalization.

UAE Attestation and Authentication Services are provided to legalize documents issued in the United Arab Emirates for use worldwide. We arrange legalization of all types of official documents including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

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UAE Documents that can be legalized

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We attest UAE birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. If you need assistance obtaining a duplicate or replacement certificate for authentication or embassy attestation in the United Arab Emirates, please contact us
  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Attest UAE police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • UAE Education Certificates

    Attest UAE University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify UAE corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.
  • Trade documents

    Attest UAE certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in the United Arab Emirates to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying UAE documents for use in the United States and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in the United Arab Emirates

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize UAE Documents

UAE documents can be certified for cross-border use through legalization

Consular Legalization

Legalization is a procedure used when a UAE document needs to be certified for official use abroad. Each document requires a double certification: first by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates and secondly by the authorities of the country where the documents will be used (the receiving country). This second certification, which is generally provided by the embassy or consulate representing the receiving country in the United Arab Emirates, confirms the first certification and so validates the document for official use in the receiving country.

Certified Translation

Where UAE documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

UAE Document Resources

External resources and news about UAE documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

United Arab Emirates Document News
UAE: How expats can apply for residency visa, birth certificate for newborns
Parents must register their child and obtain the necessary documents within 120 days of the birth to avoid paying penalties.
If you need a good conduct certificate in UAE
A step-by-step guide to apply for a police clearance certificate in UAE
Notarisation in the UAE Abu Dhabi notarisation revolutionised
In the very latest of positive developments in the legal and administrative landscape of the UAE, and in a Middle East first, Abu Dhabi has overhauled its longstanding position of only providing notarisation services in Arabic.
How to report and register a death in the UAE
Guide on applying for the necessary documents and how to complete final rites
How to Get Police Clearance Certificate in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
A Good Conduct Certificate, also known as a Police Clearance Certificate, is a document that attests to your clean criminal record in the UAE.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce discusses future of private notary office services
Dubai Chamber of Commerce, one of the three chambers operating under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, recently hosted two workshops focused on identifying and overcoming the challenges faced by private notary offices in Dubai.
Mohammed bin Rashid amends Dubais Notary Public Law
Only UAE citizens with the necessary qualifications can perform the role of notary public

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
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