Attesting German Documents for the UAE

Are you from Germany and thinking about moving to the UAE? You'll need to have your documents attested. Luckily, you've come to the right place!

Vital Certificates can help you legalise your official German-issued documents for use in the UAE. 

Attesting a German document can be a difficult procedure, mainly because of the number of steps involved in legalising the document from start to finish. The most common German documents requiring legalisation are educational documents, but we can legalise any officially issued German Certificate if required. We can also help you acquire replacement German Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates if required, before legalising them for use in the UAE. The general process for attesting a document from German is as below.

How It Works

To attest your German Documents, we will require both the original certificate and a copy of your passport. 

  • Send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers.
  • We'll have them sent safely to Germany, where four things will happen:
  1. First, the document will go through a pre-legalisation process at the Ministry of Federal State.
  2. Then, the document will be translated from German into either English or Arabic, to make it acceptable for use in the UAE.  
  3. Thirdly, your document will be need to be attested at the local District Court in your area.
  4. Finally, your document with need to sent to the UAE Embassy in Berlin, where the legalisation process will end.
  • Your document will 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.

The process for different documents can vary however. For example, for an educational document, an original copy of the document will have to be pre-legalised at the Ministry of Culture and Science (Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur), rather than the Ministry of Federal State. Contact us with your requirements and we'll create a personalised quote dependant on your circumstances.

Why Vital Certificates?

As you can see, attesting a document isn't always easy! Not to worry. Vital Certificates can handle the attestation process from end-to-end, regardless of the type of document you're trying to attest, which means you can sit back, relax and let us do the work.

We've helped thousands of clients have their documents attested, and haven't once had a document rejected in the UAE. 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. Our staff are in constant contact with our legalisation partners in Germany, and as such are fully aware of the steps required to make sure your attestation goes smoothly.

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