Attesting BVI Documents For The UAE

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Whether you are setting up a UAE branch of a BVI-parented company, or perhaps restructuring the corporation to have your existing UAE company or branch move ownership to a BVI company vehicle, you will need to arrange for the attestation of the company formation documents. These will commonly include:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum
  • Articles of Association
  • Board Resolution
  • Shareholder Agreements

The United Arab Emirates will require documents that have been issued in the BVI to have been attested in both the BVI and UK before they can be used in the UAE. This is a five-step process which requires the following:

  • Document Notarisation in the BVI
  • Addition of a British Virgin Islands (BVI) Apostille Stamp
  • Transfer to the UK for the addition of a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Apostille Stamp
  • Attestation at the UAE Embassy in London, including commercial surcharges
  • Transfer to the UAE for attestation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

Attestation is sometimes referred to as legalisation. Find out more about attestation here

The most common BVI documents needing attestation are company-issued ones, however we can arrange to attest any officially-issued documents that may be required.

How Does It Work?

All documents we help to attest go follow our three-stage procedure:

  1. Send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers.
  2. We'll have them stamped and seen by all the relevant authorities in each territory/country, and cover all local disbursements and insured couriers.
  3. They'll be returned to the UAE and attested at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), before being sent back to you (or anywhere else you might need), safe and sound.

Why Vital Certificates?

We’ve helped thousands of clients have their UK documents attested, and haven’t once had a document rejected in the UAE.

In fact, we’re so confident in our service that we offer a 100% Acceptance Guarantee.

That’s right. If for any reason your documents are rejected we will refund your order in full.

Using our UAE attestation service gives you complete peace of mind and ensures that you get what you require in a timescale to suit your needs. We have a friendly and expert team based in the UK ready to receive your documents, who have years of experience and deal with embassies around the world on a daily basis. They’re fully aware of the steps required to make sure your attestation goes smoothly.

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