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Degree Certificate Attestation—What You Need to Know

Relocating to a foreign country is a troubling and daunting task, and all your troubles usually start with getting your documents certificated. Attestation is the process of analyzing the genuineness of your documents and legalizing them by official stamp and seal from various departments, proving their authenticity.

Educational certificates, especially degree certificates, are compulsory for individuals who need to get an employment visa, resident visa, who plan to study abroad, or migrate to another country.

Process of degree certification

Let’s assume you’re relocating from UK to UAE, and since your new employer doesn’t recognize the genuineness of your UK degree certificates, you have to get your certificates attested.

The attestation procedure goes through the following steps:

Step 1: Notary Public Stamp on the Degree Certificate

Your educational certificates need to be certified by a UK notary/solicitor. A notary public is an individual who is authorized to notarize documents. They cross check your identification and then put their sign and stamp, along with an official seal.  

Step 2: Acquire an Apostille Stamp from the FCO – Foreign & Commonwealth Office in UK

Then you need to get an Apostille Stamp attached to your documents by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). An Apostille is one page document that certifies the authenticity of your certificates. This is because UK is a member of the Hague Convention which recognizes the apostille as a certificate of authenticity of the document.

Degree certificates that are authenticated by the Apostille stamps don’t require further evidence in terms of their credibility.

Step 3: Legalization by UAE Embassy in UK

Your degree certificates along with the Apostille are then forwarded to the UAE embassy in the UK (country of issue) for attestation.

Step 4: Attestation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE

After your documents are legalized by the FCO and the UAE embassy in the UK, they need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in UAE (the host country). This is the final step of the attestation process, and upon its completion, the process requester can proceed with the visa formalities.

Degree Certificate Attestation—What You Need to Know

The process of getting your degree attested can be long and complicated—and that’s where we come in! Our UAE attestation service gives you peace of mind by handling the responsibility of getting your degree documents attested and ensuring that you receive them back in a timely manner.

Avoid slip-ups, unnecessary delays and wasteful expenses and hire a professional apostille service provider in Dubai, UAE today! We can also get your marriage and birth certificates attested.

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