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Apostille is a type of legalization accepted in nations member of the Hague Convention. However, Attestation is an authentication process required so your documents will be accepted in countries that do not belong to Apostille countries like the UAE.

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Before legally submitting or using any document in the United Arab Emirates, you must have the final stamping from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the authentication officers verify the authenticity of your UAE Embassy stamp or Consulate stamp.

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Source for the FAQ below: 4 Common FAQ related to document attestation in the UAE

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 authentic.

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The spoken word of an individual can’t be used as a form of the authenticity of the documents they’re presenting. The government must verify vital documents required in legal procedures for their authenticity before you can use them for legal purposes.

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There are two types of documents that require attestation: educational and non-educational documents.

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  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Divorce certificates
  • Educational certificates
  • Experience certificates
  • Police Clearance certificates
  • Commercial certificates