The idea of traveling or moving to a new destination excites us all. The legal formalities involved in the UK certificate attestation process often take all excitement away. If you travel to countries like Jordan, 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 document attestation process—including your birth certificate, degree, and marriage certificate.

Contact us to provide UK document attestation and apostille services for UK residents.

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  • Certified true copy by the Solicitor
  • Apostille by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Final Legalization by the UAE Embassy and MOFA Attestation in UAE

UK Certificate Attestation Process for UAE

Before taking your documents for attestation, ensure you have all the documents to avoid any inconvenience when you reach the offices and embassies.

Here’s your checklist of essentials for UK Certificate attestations:

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  • Original passport of the bearer of the documents (for identity verification)
  • A clear and unblemished copy of the passport
  • The documents and certificates issued in the UK

Keep them secure in a file or folder, and you are ready to go through the attestation process.

1. The Certified true copy – By the Solicitor

The process initiates with the attestations by the relevant registrars as per the type of your documents.

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  • 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

2. The Apostille – By the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Next, you must pursue the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Governors’ Offices of Jersey, 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.

3. The Legalization – By the UAE Embassy in the UK and the MOFA in UAE

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, you can collect them after attestation, on the same day, between 14:30 and 16:00.

Or, if you have posted them from within the UK, remember to include a self-addressed stamped envelope in our mail post to the UAE embassy. The attested documents will reach you within the next three working days. If you have posted the documents from UAE, the UAE Embassy in London will notify you through email. Next, you will have to arrange to collect your documents from the embassy.

After receiving the attested documents from the embassy, the next step is to get them certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. The final stage of the attestation process.

Our priority is to provide you with a clear understanding of the process. However, we are always available at your service if you want to invest your time in shopping or planning your trip. Contact Benchmark Documents with your original certificates and a clear copy of your documents, and we will take care of the rest. Happy traveling!

UK certificate attestation in Dubai

UAE is a multicultural country that welcomes foreigners to visit, work or conduct business. Attesting UK documents are required if you see for work in the UAE. Your HR manager in UAE may request legalized UK certificates as per the law. However, the provisional certificate would suffice to get your employment visa sanctioned. 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 (differs from company to company).

UAE isn’t a member of the Hague Convention, so all the documents proposed to use in the United Arab Emirates require embassy legalization, not Apostille, mostly known as attestation or authentication. Therefore, UK Certificate Attestation in Dubai is a crucial and prolonged process to guarantee the authenticity of the certificates.