MOFA Attestation Dubai

What is MOFA Attestation?

The Mofa attestation in the UAE is a mandatory process to verify the authenticity of documents and legal certificates required for a family residence visa, employment visa, students visa or any other commercial purposes in the UAE. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE (Mofaic UAE), commonly known as Mofa UAE, is the final step for attestation for certificates issued inside or outside UAE.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE (MOFA UAE) is a UAE government department. It is responsible for maintaining bilateral relations with other countries and framing its foreign policy, which is among some of its primary duties and responsibilities. The Mofa department is also responsible for verifying and authenticating the documents issued by other local government departments.

What are all certificates attested from MOFA?

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, which needs to be contacted to get them attested. They include:

  • Educational Documents
  • Personal Documents
  • Commercial Documents

How much are MOFA Attestation fees in the UAE?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofaic) has standard rates applicable for each document category, regardless of their origin of issuance. Mofa Attestation fees for educational and personal certificates, whether issued in the UAE or outside the UAE, will cost AED 150 for each document, plus the courier fees. These certificates may include, but aren't limited to, the following:

Educational Documents

  • Degree Certificates
  • Master's Degree Certificate
  • Transfer Certificates
  • Higher Education Certificates
  • Diploma Certificates
  • Any locally-recognized and international program degrees
  • School Certificates

Non-Educational/Personal Documents

  • Marriage certificates
  • Birth certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Medical reports
  • Police clearance certificates
  • Court-issued certificates
  • The power of attorney of personal nature
  • To whom it may concern letter
  • Employment contract
  • Salary certificate
  • Bank statements
  • Individual tax certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Employment-Experience Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Driving License Experience Certificate
  • Succession/Guardianship Certificate

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 documents may include, but aren't limited to:

Commercial Certificates:

  • General Power of Attorney
  • Special Power of Attorney
  • Export Invoice
  • Business contracts
  • Agency agreements
  • Commercial registration
  • Appointment of a manager or a director
  • The minutes of the meeting
  • Company changes of name
  • Brand registration
  • Distribution agreement
  • Corporate insurance certificate
  • Corporate tax certificate
  • Board Resolution
  • Trade license
  • Shareholder certificate
  • Annexes in commercial documents
  • Memorandums of association
  • Company closures

Certificates which MOFA does not attest

Here is a list of certificates to which the Mofa does not attest. They are:

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

What is the process for MOFA Attestation?

Before you get your certificates attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE, check out the steps before the submission:

Certificates issued Outside UAE:

The original document is to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the home country. You can get the certificates attested by either UAE's Embassy, the UAE Consulate in the issuing country or the foreign mission abroad. The application goes through Mofaic online channels. The final step is Mofa Attestation in the UAE to accept the documents for local use inside UAE.

Certificates issued inside UAE:

All the certificates you submit must be original. The mofa will not accept any certificates copies or laminated certificates. The relevant authority inside UAE must attest to the original certificates before submitting the documents to the Mofaic process. In the case of commercial certificates, the documents can be certified electronically by the Chamber of Commerce or any Free zone authority. You can then get the certificates attested by the embassy or consulate inside UAE to use the documents abroad or in your home country.

How to use the MOFA App for attestation for certificates in the UAE?

If you're using the Mofa 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 certificates 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 centers 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 & International Cooperation in Dubai in the Consulates, Bur Dubai
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Customer Happiness Center, Sharjah
  • *Due to Covid protocol, the individuals cannot direct submission by visiting any branches. Either you need to submit through an attestation agency or registered courier services only till 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 3 to 4 working days. At the same time, express service ensures delivery the next day.

Benefits of Mofa Attestation Dubai.

Mofa attestation could benefit individuals who wish to conduct commerce or other legal transactions in the UAE. It is a process which confirms the authenticity of documents so that they can be accepted and used legally in the UAE. With Mofa attestation, you can save time and money as you don't have to notarize or legalize the documents. Furthermore, it proves that the original paper presented is genuine and valid. It also helps streamline business processes by ensuring transparency in transactions.

Mofa attestation also allows documents to be relayed from one country to another with recognition and trust. Additionally, papers that Mofa attests enable faster processing and quicker document submission, as the company does not have to contact several agencies. By getting your documents authenticated appropriately, you can reassure prospective customers or clients that your business is legitimate and trustworthy. That means you have a greater chance of success conducting legal entities in Dubai.

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