Attesting Indian Documents for the UAE

To use an Indian document in the UAE, it will first need to be attested. Whether it is a birth, marriage or death certificate, an educational qualification or in fact any other personal or company document that originates from India, let us save your precious time so you can get on with more interesting things.

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Attesting Indian Documents for the UAE

To use an Indian document in the UAE, it will first need to be attested. Whether it is a birth, marriage or death certificate, an educational qualification or in fact any other personal or company document that originates from India, let us save your precious time so you can get on with more interesting things.

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How does it work?

Attesting documents for the UAE that were issued in India can be very difficult. Especially if you are no longer in the country. Depending upon the type of document, and which authority it needs to be presented to, there are multiple requirements that are needed which change from document to document. The following sections lay out the usual set of processes that will be needed. However, you are advised to contact us to confirm the specific requirements needed for your own situation.

Initial Certification

Notarisation of Original

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Most Indian documents will need to go through an initial stage of certification. Typically this is the process whereby a Notary Public certifies the original document. Unlike other countries, it is most common for an original document rather than a certified copy to be processed. Certain documents may require verification from another government body. This step in the process is not however usually needed in the case of government-issued documents such as birth, marriage or death certificates, unless the original document is not in English as therefore needs translation.

Pre-Legalisation

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Legalisation by the Home Department in India

Most documents will need to be legalised by the Home Department in India before being presented to the Ministry of External Affairs. During this stage, the seal (in the case of government-issued documents) or signature of the person that certified the document is checked for its validity by a judge, magistrate or registrar.

Ministry of External Affairs in India

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Indian Legalisation

Once the document has been legalised by the Home Department, it can be presented to the Ministry of External Affairs for their legalisation stamp. During this stage, the Ministry is checking that the Home Department stamps have been correctly applied.

UAE Embassy in India

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UAE Embassy Attestation

The final step in India is to have the document stamped, known as attested, by either the UAE Embassy in New Delhi or the Consulate in Mumbai. During this stage an official UAE-government sticker and seal is applied to the document. This confirms to the authorities in the UAE that the document has completed all the required steps in India.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UAE)

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MoFA Attestation (UAE)

Once the document has reached the UAE, it requires a further attestation stamp by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE which validates that your document has been processed correctly in India. Some employers make arrangements to handle this for you, so you should check whether this needs to be completed by you or not. If you prefer to handle this process yourself, we can arrange for the required PCR test to be carried out before you attend. If your document does not require a final Arabic translation (see the next section), then once this stamp has been applied you can then use the document in the UAE.

Translation

Translation from English into Arabic

In certain circumstances, your document may also require translation into Arabic. Again, your employer may handle this for you so best to check. If required, the whole document and its relevant stamps are translated from English into Arabic by a recognised certified translator. Once the translation has been done, then everything has been completed to make it fully useable within the UAE.

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Attestation Notes

  • 1Arabic translation is usually required for use in all emirates other than Dubai, and also if the document is to be used within one of the Dubai Free Zone authorities including (but not limited to) the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
  • If your document was previously stamped from the respective Indian authorities mentioned above, it may need to be started again as the UAE authorities will not accept a document if its stamps are too old (more than a year or so, on a case-by-case basis).

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 790 AED

Per Document

This service includes:

  • Notarisation of the original document
  • Legalisation by the Home Department in India
  • Legalisation by the Ministry of External Affairs in India
  • UAE Embassy Attestation
  • MoFA Attestation in the UAE
  • Translation from English to Arabic (If Required)

Education Certificates

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From 890 AED

Per Document

This service includes:

  • Notarisation of the original document
  • Legalisation by the Home Department in India
  • Legalisation by the Ministry of External Affairs in India
  • UAE Embassy Attestation
  • MoFA Attestation in the UAE
  • Translation from English to Arabic (If Required)
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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.