Apostille Marriage Certificate UK

An Apostille is a legalisation paper issued by countries that are members of the Hague Convention, also known as Apostille countries. An apostille is a way to confirm that the seals and signatures on important documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, are legitimate copies of the original documents. Suppose you have a UK Marriage Certificate for a USA visa purpose. In this case, you only need Apostille certification from the UK, and the USA will accept your document without additional legalisation stamps.

Steps to have an Apostille on your UK Marriage Certificate:

  • Prepare your original Marriage Certificate issued by the General Register Office (GRO).
  • Submit your marriage certificate to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for Apostille legalization through post or their online services.
  • After the FCDO Apostille legalisation, the UK government verified the document's authenticity. You can collect your Apostilled Marriage Certificate from the FCDO or request them to send it through courier.

Note that the process and requirements for getting an Apostille may depend on the country where you intend to use the document.

UK Marriage Certificate Attestation for UAE

While the UK is a member of the Hague Convention, the United Arab Emirates is not. That means your UK Marriage Certificate must be attested through the legal process to be acknowledged and accepted in the UAE. Your document must be verified by both the UAE and UK foreign ministries to have the same legal acceptance. As a result, you'll need to have your marriage certificate "legalized," which serves the same purpose as an Apostille.

Attesting or legalizing a UK marriage certificate is approving or witnessing the document verified by authorized persons and authorities who add official seals and signatures to the documents. These additions certify that the marriage certificate is authentic and officially recognized in the UAE. In this case, your UK marriage certificate must be legalized by the UAE Embassy in London, UK, and the final attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai, UAE.

Why do you need an Attested UK Marriage Certificate in UAE?

Moving to the UAE comes with cultural differences and different legal obligations. You need to legalize your UK marriage certificate as per the requirements. With a legalized UK marriage certificate, you won't face any issues with visa procedures. Since the government of the UAE will officially recognize your marriage certificate, you're likely to receive a rejection or delay in processing the applications. In addition to this, you'll also need your official (attested) marriage certificate for various other purposes, such as when you're:

  • Applying for a spouse visa
  • Applying for a child’s birth certificate
  • Applying for a golden residence visa
  • Applying for your child's passport
  • Applying for child adoption
  • Filing for the divorce petition
  • Applying for your child's school admissions

What are all documents required for Apostille Attestation for UAE?

  • Original marriage certificate
  • Clear passport copies of both spouses

Are you looking for Apostille Marriage Certificate UK?

Attesting the marriage certificate for a UAE residence visa is mandatory. Moving to the UAE is all fun and games until you are requested to submit your attested marriage certificate. It is only valid with the UAE embassy's legalization. That is why you need an apostille marriage certificate in the UK.

Benchmark Attestation Services help individuals to attest their UK marriage certificates for a UAE residence visa and get the permit they need for work, business, academic, and personal issues. It also fulfills a legal requirement. Contact our expert attestation team by calling our hotline at +971 52 888 4714 or our local number at +971 4-3961284.