UK Certificate Attestation

Do you need to legalize UK certificates for a residence in the UAE?

The idea of travelling or moving to a new destination excites us all. The legal formalities involved in the UK certificate attestation process often take all excitement away. If you travel to countries like Jordan, Maldives, or Madagascar, you won’t have to bear such a hassle. The reason is that they only need a passport and a visa upon arrival. But suppose you are a UK citizen aiming to move to the UAE. In that case, you are in for an exasperating UK document attestation process, including your birth, degree, and marriage certificates.

How do you complete UK Certificate Attestation for a residence visa in the UAE?

  • Receiving a Certified True Copy by the UK Solicitor in the London
  • Applying for an Apostille from the foreign, commonwealth and development office in London in the UK
  • Certificate Legalization from UAE Embassy London in the UK
  • Certificate attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai (MOFA Dubai) in the UAE.
  • Before taking your UK certificates for attestation, ensure you have all the supporting documents to avoid delays or inconvenience when you reach the FCDO office and the UAE embassy. Here’s your checklist of essentials for UK Document attestations for the UAE
  • Any identification document or your original passport for the personal verification
  • A clear passport photocopy of the certificate holder

Here is the exact procedure for UK Certificate Attestation in Dubai that you should follow:

Step # 1 The Certified true copy – By the UK Solicitor
  • The process initiates with the attestations by the relevant registrars as per the type of your documents.
  • Get your business documents endorsed by the Registrar of Companies
  • Get your marriage documents endorsed by the Registrar of Marriages
  • Get your birth and death certificates approved by the Registrar of Births and Deaths
Step # 2 The Apostille stamp – By the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Next, you must pursue the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office or the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Governors’ Offices of Jersey, Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, or the Isle of Man and Guernsey, as per the region of origin and issuance of your documents. You have completed 50% of the attestation process by completing this step.

Step # 3 The Embassy Legalization – By the UAE Embassy in the UK and the MOFA Attestation in UAE

You can submit your documents in person or post them to the UAE consulate in London. Remember that if you have submitted the documents in person, the Normal processing time is approximately five working days from the day after receiving your certificates at the UAE embassy. It may take longer during holidays, and further verifications were done on the educational document by contacting the issuing body.

Or, if you have posted them from within the UK, remember to include a self-addressed stamped envelope in our mail to the UAE embassy. The attested documents will reach you within the next three working days. If you have posted the documents from UAE, the UAE Embassy in London will notify you through email. Next, you will have to arrange to collect your documents from the embassy.

Step # 4 Certification Attestation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai – MOFA Attestation in UAE

After receiving the attested documents from the UAE embassy, the next step is to get them certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. The final stage of the UK certificate attestation process.

Our priority is to provide you with a clear understanding of the UK document legalization process. However, we are always available at your service if you want to invest your time in shopping or planning your trip. Contact Benchmark Attestation Services with your original certificates and a clear copy of your documents, and we will take care of the rest. Happy travelling!

UK certificate attestation in Dubai

UAE is a multicultural country that welcomes foreigners to visit, work or conduct business. Attesting UK documents are required if you see for work in the UAE. Your HR manager in UAE may request legalized UK certificates as per the law. However, the provisional certificate would suffice to get your employment visa sanctioned. Still, to stamp the employment visa on the passport, the original document would have to be attested by the educational ministry depending on which Emirate would be giving the visa application (differs from company to company).

UAE isn’t a member of the Hague Convention, so all the documents proposed in the United Arab Emirates require embassy legalization, not Apostille, mostly known as attestation or authentication. Therefore, UK Certificate Attestation in Dubai is a crucial and prolonged process to guarantee the authenticity of the certificates.Keep them secure in a file or folder, and you are ready to go through the attestation process.The process initiates with the attestations by the relevant registrars as per the type of your documents.