If you’re planning a visit to the United Arab Emirates, being familiar with the concept of document attestation, and what it does can save you valuable time and resources when it comes to preparing the required documents for your visa application.
As one of the leading attestation services providers in the UAE, BenchMark has prepared a list of the commonly asked FAQs regarding attestation.
What exactly is Attestation?
In international law, the process of certifying a document so a foreign country’s legal system will recognize its authenticity, is referred to as attestation. The process of legalizing a foreign document differs from one country to another and is based on the nature of the document or certificate.
Is Attestation and Notarization the Same Thing?
Many people confuse attestation with notarization. However, they’re two different things. With notarization, the documents are notarized in the presence of a notary public and no one else. Attestation, on the other hand, is when a document goes through a process so that a country can agree that it is indeed authentic.
Why do you need to attest Documents?
The spoken word of an individual simply can’t be used as a form of the authenticity of the documents they’re presenting. Important documents that are required in legal procedures need to be verified for their authenticity before they can be used for legal purposes.
What are the Types of Documents That Require Attestation?
There are two types of documents that require attestation: educational and non-educational documents. The time it takes for a document to get attested can vary depending upon the rules of processing in the country it comes from and goes to. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs typically asks expats and visa applicants to get the following documents attested:
- Birth certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Educational certificates
- Experience certificates
Quality Attestation and Apostille Services in the UAE
The process of getting your documents attested typically takes a couple of weeks, depending on the concerned departments in the country where the documents originate from. It definitely requires time and patience.
BenchMark can help you expedite the process of getting your documents attested. Whether it’s your marriage or birth certificate, you need your degree attested or require Apostille services, we offer a full-range attestation services. Just reach out!
Get in touch with us online or call at 052 888 4714.