Attesting UK Documents for use in the United Arab Emirates
Before applying for UAE employment visa, one or more documents which was/were originated in the United Kingdom should firstly be certified by an UK Notary Public, then must be legalised by the Legalisation Office (LO) of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and further be attested by the UAE Embassy in the UK. Regarding the reason of the final process through UAE Embassy that UAE is not member of Hague Convention, therefore an apostilled certificate is not accepted in UAE. As a result, legalised documents for use in UAE should be gone through the final part - attested by UAE Embassy in the UK.
What types of UK documents for attestation?
Personal documents: Degree or Master Certificate, PHDs or Diploma Qualifications or other Academic Reports, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) or Disclosure Scotland, Power of Attorney etc.
Commercial documents: Certificate of Incorporation, Tax Returns, Partnership Agreement, VAT Certificate, Company Registers, or Certificate of Name Change etc.
If I live overseas, can my documents be legalised and attested by UAE Embassy in the UK?
Yes certainly. There is no jurisdiction for documents to be legalised in the UK whether you live in oversea like UAE, USA, Canada, Malaysia etc. as long as this is a UK document. The postal application can be accepted. If you have Irish or Icelandic documents to be attested by UAE Embassy we will also help.
Three main steps for your consideration:
- Notarisation: A personal or commercial document should be certified by a UK notary public firstly.
- Legalised/apostilled by FCDO (an apostilled certificate): The Legalisation office of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) must legalise the signature, stamp or seal of a British public official such as a notary public, a registrar and an official of the Chamber of Commerce.
- UAE Attestation: The UAE Embassy in the UK will verify the signature and seal (excluding contents of documents) of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Once being verified, UAE Embassy in the UK will officially apply attested seal and signature to your document(s), which will be ready for use in UAE.
Personal Document(s): the three steps (notary, apostilled and attested by UAE Embassy) combined as a set of package charged in the following:
- One Document (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £158 + courier fee
- Two Documents (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £288 + courier fee
- Three Documents (Regular Service 3/4 weeks): £378 + courier fee
- Four Documents (Regular Service -3/4 weeks): £468 + courier fee
- Five Documents (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £518 + courier fee
Urgent Service For Personal Documents (Two weeks): Notary, apostilled and attested by UAE Embassy
Commercial Document(s): the three steps (notary, apostilled and attested by UAE Embassy) combined as a set of package charged in the following:
- One Commercial Document (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £658 + courier fee
- Two Commercial Documents (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £1258 + courier fee
- Three Commercial Documents (Regular Service - 3/4 weeks): £1758 + courier fee
Urgent Service For Commercial Documents (Two weeks): Notary, apostilled and attested by UAE Embassy
Prestigious UK Notary Public registered at the FCDO - Processed in the UK centre
Legalisation (an apostille Certificate):
Processed in FCDO located in Milton Keynes
Processed in the UAE Embassy in the UK
i2visa UK is specialised in assisting you to securely obtain legalised document(s) from the UAE Embassy (step 3) from a notary public service (step 1) and a stamped official certificate (an apostilled certificate) service (step 2). The following required documents are compulsory:
- The UK/Irish/Icelandic Document(s) that will need to be attested
- Photocopy of Applicant’s Information Page
- i2visa Order Form
Please let us know in advance or make a note with the other enclosed documents if you like to get the original degree certificate or academic certificate attestated as your special request instead of the photocopied UK documents to be attestated by UAE Embassy. It is a standard that our notary public will certify your ORIGINAL documents by default unless you have notification for us.
Please mail all the above required documents to the following address:
i2visa UK Ltd
28 Rutland Square
If you have further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us directly at 0131 460 7023 or [email protected].