MOFA Attestation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai (MOFA Dubai) is a government department in the UAE. It is responsible for maintaining bilateral relations with other countries and framing its foreign policy, among some of its primary duties and responsibilities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai is also responsible for verifying and authenticating the documents issued by other local government departments. MOFA Attestation services, provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai and by its missions abroad, include the attestation of certificates issued by local entities in the UAE or other countries, such as personal documents & commercial certificates.

What is MOFA Attestation in Dubai?

MOFA Attestation is a process to confirm the validity of the signature and seal on documents issued in the UAE or abroad. MOFA Attestation in Dubai is a must for UAE.

What documents does MOFA Attest?

There are three main categories of certificates that require MOFA Attestation. They are segregated based on their nature, shared characteristics, and the relevant government department that needs attestation. They include:

  • Educational Certificates
  • Personal Documents
  • Commercial Certificates

How much is the MOFA Attestation fee?

MOFA Attestation fees for personal and educational certificates, whether issued in the UAE or outside the UAE, will cost AED 150 for each document, plus the courier fees. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai (MoFAIC) has standard rates applicable for each document category, regardless of their origin of issuance.

MOFA Attestation for Commercial Certificates:

The cost of MOFA Attestation for commercial certificates, whether issued outside the UAE or inside the UAE, is AED 2,000 each. These certificates may include, but aren't limited to:

What are the Certificates that MOFA does not Attest?

  • National Identity Cards
  • Passports
  • Domicile Documents
  • Immovable Property Documents

How to use the MoFAIC App for MOFA Attestation?

If you're using the MoFAIC App to apply for certificate attestation in the UAE, you can follow the below process.

  1. Download the MoFAIC app
  2. Sign up for your account
  3. Log in to your account
  4. Select "My Tasks"
  5. Select "Business Services" or "Individual Services", depending on the type of the certificate
  6. Click on the "Attest Official Document, Certificates" option
  7. Complete the steps with the necessary information.
  8. Attach the certifications that you want to get attested.
  9. Select the payment option and make the payment.

MoFAIC contact details:

The MoFAIC head office is in Abu Dhabi in the Al Bateen area. You can contact them online via the Mofaic inquiry portal or use these telecommunication methods.

Contact: 800-44444



MOFA Documents Submission & Collection Procedure:

As complete the final step of MOFA Attestation in Dubai, those within the country can courier the documents to Mofa. Once the process is complete, you will receive your documents back. You can visit these five Mofaic attestation centres with your documents and payment receipt.

  • Yas Tasheel Center, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi
  • Al Tawar Center, Al Twar 2, Dubai
  • Emirates Towers, Dubai
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai office, Bur Dubai
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Customer Happiness Center, Sharjah

*Due to Covid protocol, the individuals cannot make a direct submission or by visiting any branches. You must submit through an attestation agency or registered courier services until further notice from MoFAIC UAE.

How long does it take for a MOFA Attestation?

Whether you have submitted a personal, educational, or commercial certificate for MOFA Attestation in Dubai, MoFAIC may take up to two working days. The standard courier service could take up to 4 to 5 working days. At the same time, express service ensures delivery the next day.

Benefits of MOFA Attestation in Dubai.

  • MOFA Attestation saves time and money by eliminating the need for notarisation or legalising documents.
  • It provides proof that the original paper presented is genuine and valid.
  • MOFA Attestation enables faster processing and quicker document submission, eliminating the need to contact multiple agencies.
  • Certificates that are MOFA attested can reassure potential clients that your business is legitimate and trustworthy.
  • Having your documents attested appropriately increases your chances of success when conducting legal entities in Dubai.

Benchmark – Best MOFA Attestation in Dubai

You can follow the MOFA Attestation procedure yourself or hire a reputable and affordable attestation agency to expedite the complete process. Benchmark Attestation Services is a respected name that provides the Best MOFA Attestation in Dubai that you can depend on and provide timely delivery of your attested certificates. We will ensure all your credentials are MOFA Dubai attested on time.

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