UK Certificate Attestation

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 the excitement away. If you travel to countries like Jordan, the 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.

The UAE is a multicultural country that welcomes foreigners to visit, work, or conduct business. Attesting to UK documents is required if you want to work in the UAE. Your HR manager in the UAE may request attested UK certificates as per the law. However, the educational certificate would suffice to get your employment visa approved. 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 (which differs from company to company).

The UAE isn’t a member of the Hague Convention, so all the documents proposed in the United Arab Emirates require embassy attestation, not apostille, mostly known as apostille attestation. 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 begins with the attestations by the relevant registrars as per the type of your documents.

How do I get UK certificates attested for the UAE visa?

  • Receiving a certified true copy from the UK solicitor in London.
  • Applying for an apostille from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office in London, UK
  • Certificate of Legalisation from the UAE Embassy in London, UK
  • Certificate of 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 in the UAE.
  • Any identification document or your original passport for 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 begins 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, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Governors’ Offices of Jersey, the 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 Legalisation by the UAE Embassy in the UK
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 the 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: Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dubai—MOFA Attestation in Dubai
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

UK certificate attestation

UK Certificate Attestation

Our priority is to provide you with a clear understanding of the UK document legalisation 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!

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Educational Certificates Attestation

  • Degree Certificate Attestation
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  • Transcript Attestation
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  • Memorandum of Association
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