Attesting French Documents for the UAE

If you've got French documents which need to be attested for use in the UAE, we can help. Whether it’s a French personal document such as a birth, marriage or death, certificate, an education award, or any other type of document, we can handle the whole process.

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Attesting French Documents for the UAE

If you've got French documents which need to be attested for use in the UAE, we can help. Whether it’s a French personal document such as a birth, marriage or death, certificate, an education award, or any other type of document, we can handle the whole process.

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How does it work?

Attesting French documents can be complex, since the process depends on the type of document being attested and for which purpose. We've outlined a general process for the attestation of French documents below, but keep in mind these may vary based on several factors. Get in touch to ensure you get the most accurate service for your circumstances.

Certification & Notarisation

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Solicitor Certification

The document will need to certified by a government-registered solicitor in France before an Apostille can be applied.

Translation

Translation from French to English

The UAE Embassy only accepts documents in either Arabic or English, so your documents will be translated before the rest of the process can take place.

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Check out our translations page to learn more about the different types of translations, and what they're used for.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France)

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Apostille Legalisation

An Apostille will be applied by the Bureau des légalisations at the Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

UAE Embassy in Paris

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UAE Embassy Attestation

The document will be taken to the UAE Embassy in Paris, where a consular stamp will be applied, readying it for use in the UAE.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UAE)

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MoFA Attestation (UAE)

The final step is to take the document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in the UAE, where a stamp will be applied that certifies it for any official use in the UAE.

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Attestation Notes

  • The UAE Embassy in France won't legalise any documents that have already been legalised by another consulate.
  • If you are legalising a birth or wedding certificate, it must be no more than 3 months old.
  • Due to a new regulation, it is no longer possible to make certified copies of documents that are not in French. Anyone holding a diploma issued in France that is in another language will need to ask the concerned school to issue a certificate in French instead.
  • We are unable to obtain any certificates on your behalf.

How much does it cost?

Prices can vary based on the type of document you have, and the processes it will have to go through to be fully attested. We've put a general guideline below based on two of the most popular document types, but it's best to get in touch for a personalised quote.

Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates

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From 2190 AED

Per Document

This service includes:

  • Solicitor Certification
  • Translation from French into English
  • Apostille Legalisation
  • UAE Embassy Attestation in Paris
  • MoFA Attestation in the UAE

Education Certificates

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From 1580 AED

Per Document

This service includes:

  • Solicitor Certification
  • Translation from French into English
  • Apostille Legalisation
  • UAE Embassy Attestation in Paris
  • MoFA Attestation in the UAE
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Why choose Vital Certificates?

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Acceptance Guarantee

We guarantee your document will be valid in the country for which it was attested.

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Document Checking

Your documents will be checked prior to submission to ensure they are accepted.

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Service Updates

Regular service updates mean you always know where your documents are.

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Industry Leading Staff

Our advisers undertake regular training so the advice they give is always up-to-date.

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Scanning Service

Get a digital copy of your completed documents prior to receiving shipment.

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Fully Inclusive Price

Fees always include all charges, shipping and VAT (where applicable).

 Docs from any country...

We're able to attest a range of documents for use in the UAE, no matter where you're from. You can rest assured that by using our service, your attested documents will be accepted within the UAE.