Suppose your legal documents and other certificates were issued in Canada. In that case, you will have to get them attested first from the relevant government ministries and the UAE Embassy in Canada to be validated for use in the UAE.
Step 1: You will first have to get your document authenticated from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), which will attach a certificate of authentication to your document.
Step 2: Next, you will have to send your documents to the UAE Embassy, located in Ottawa. They will attach a certificate of legalization to your document upon approval.
Step 3: The final step for document attestation is the authentication of the document by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
The DFAIT has authenticated your document or certificate.
A Notary Public, Commissioner of Oath, or lawyer notarizes all of your documents—legal, educational, and otherwise.
You should include an express post envelope from Canada Post with your document.
You have filled out the legalization form (for all documents, such as educational, business, birth and marriage certificates, etc.) and attached it to your documents.
The UAE Embassy in Ottawa only accepts bank drafts, certified checks, or money orders originated in Canada and does not accept any forms of payment that originate outside of Canada.
You should submit complete documents for attestation because the UAE Embassy in Ottawa only retains documents for two months and then disposes of them safely and confidentially. If you provide a return envelope, they will return your documents to you.
If you are sending your documents through courier, ensure that you attach the computer-generated waybill along with your documents.
Canadian documents, including degrees like Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D., require legalization for use in the UAE, as Canada is not part of the Hague Convention and Apostille is not applicable. The UAE embassy in Canada must legalize these documents. Benchmark Attestation Services specializes in hassle-free Canada Certificate and Degree Attestation. Attesting Canadian college and university degrees involves an additional document compared to other Canadian document attestation processes.
Notarization: Get a notary seal from a Canadian lawyer or notary public on your degree.
Authentication: Submit the degree to Global Affairs Canada for authentication. Receive an authentication certificate attached to your degree.
Legalization: Send the authenticated degree to the UAE Embassy in Ottawa for legalization. Ensure your educational institute sends sealed transcripts directly to the UAE Embassy. Wait for the Embassy to start attestation after receiving transcripts.
MOFA Attestation in Dubai: The UAE's MOFA is in charge of the final attestation. Your degree is now fully attested for use in the UAE.
Some of the certificates of colleges and institutions, such as IATA (International Air Transport Association), have to be attested only in Canada because they are registered and headquartered there. This procedure will be relevant regardless of whether the course occurred outside Canada.
The complete procedure for document attestation is tedious and time-consuming. However, for now, we are focusing on the details of the second step, i.e., document attestation from the UAE Embassy in Ottawa. For the attestation of your Canadian degree and other certificates, avail of our attestation services.
Benchmark Attestation Services provides all kind of documents attestation services. Whether it's in-country or foreign.