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US Certificate Attestation in Dubai

by | Mar 24, 2017 |

If you wish to use the document issued in the U.S.A in the UAE, you need to get them verified and attested. The government of the UAE doesn’t recognize any document or certificate issued in the U.S.A unless it is attested. The attestation of the document gives it a seal of approval that it is authentic and genuine. It verifies that the certificate holder is what they claim to be. Also known as legislation, the attestation of the U.S. birth certificate, apostille marriage certificate and degrees are important if you wish to move to the UAE or are applying for a job, visa or education here. People from other countries also have to go through the procedure of their certificate and degree attestation in the UAE.

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US Certificate Attestation in Dubai

If you were born in the US or got married there, your certificates need to be attestedin the US first and then in the UAE. The process is simple, but it can be really time-consuming. Therefore, most of the people use professional US certificate attestation services for this task. Benchmark Documents is one of the leading companies offering US certificate attestation in Dubai. We have been helping people who are looking for professional attestation services for many years now. People from different countries prefer us to our competitors because of the premium quality service we offer at reasonable rates.

Steps to Follow

A birth or marriage certificate or a degree issued in the US needs to be attested by the US first and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. Here are the steps to be followed:


The first step of US certificate attestation is getting it verified by the Secretary of State of the same state, i.e., where the certificate was originally issued.


Apostille certificates are issued in the countries where the Hague Convention is enforced. It indicates that the seals and signatures on the public documents have been issued by a public authority. Once you have gotten your certificates attested by the Secretary of the respective state, i.e., where it was issued, the next step is to get it verified by the Authentications Office of the US Department of State. An apostille will be attached to your document here. You will need the following documents for the completion of this step:

  • All documents translated from any foreign language to English
  • Request of Authentication Service Form no: DS-4194. Mention UAE in the Country of Use in section 4 of the said form.

If you are currently present in the US, you can also avail the walk-in service to get your birth or marriage certificate attested on the same day. The walk-in timings are 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In case you are sending it through mail, the attestation process will require at least 18 working days.


The next step in your US birth certificate, marriage certificate or degree attestation for the UAE is to get it authenticated by the UAE Embassy located in Washington D.C. The UAE Embassy can be contacted at the following address:

The Embassy of the U.A.E.

3522 International Court, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Telephone: (202) 243-2400

The Embassy will put the final seal of attestation on your US documents. The only thing left now is getting your US documents attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. Once you are done with this step, you can use your US documents and certificates in the UAE as and when needed.

If you choose Benchmark Documents for your US certificate attestation in Dubai, you will only need to provide us with your

  • Original certificate and
  • A copy of your passport

We will take care of the rest.

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