Attestation & Legalization

Attestation & Legalization

To ensure that documents are authentic and recognized in a foreign jurisdiction, attestation and legalization require the authentication and certification of those documents. These services are especially important for both individuals and businesses involved in international operations including trade, immigration, overseas investments, or education.

Below is a list of services we offer under this category:

Document Types: Attestation and legalization services typically cover various types of documents, including educational certificates, marriage certificates, birth certificates, adoption certificates, commercial documents, and legal documents.

Notary Public Services: The process often begins with notary public services, which involve verifying the authenticity of documents. Notary services can include notarizing signatures and documents.



Attestation & Legalization

Apostille Services

Embassy or Consulate Attestation

For documents from non-Hague Convention countries, the next step is to have the document attested by the embassy or consulate of the UAE in the country of origin. This involves submitting the document to the UAE embassy or consulate, where it is verified and stamped.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Attestation

Following embassy or consulate attestation, the document must be presented to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further verification and stamping.

Local Authorities

Depending on the purpose of the document, further attestation may be required by local authorities in Dubai or other emirates. For example, educational certificates may need to be attested by the UAE's Ministry of Education, and commercial documents may require the Chamber of Commerce's endorsement.

Legal Translation

In many cases, documents must be translated into Arabic by a certified translation service in Dubai. This is essential for documents not originally in Arabic.

The attestation process can take several weeks or even months, depending on the complexity and specific requirements for each document.

To navigate the attestation and legalization process in Dubai, it’s advisable to engage a professional like Smart Zone, who have experience in handling various document types, understanding the specific requirements, and ensuring the efficient and accurate processing of documents.

Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Copyright does not protect ideas, but only their expression or fixation.

Copyright in UAE is protected under the Copyright and Authorship Protection Law No.7 for the year 2002. Protection is granted to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works of whatever the value or kind or purpose or way of expression is. Protection is provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image, motion pictures, creative titles or computer software translation of works is also protected.

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