Attesting New Zealand Documents For The UAE

Need your New Zealand-issued documents attested for the UAE? We can help.

The attestation process for New Zealand documents is fairly standard - documents must have an Apostille attached, and be legalised by the relevant embassy before they can be used in another country. However, since the UAE is not a member of the Hague Convention, certain documents must also be notarised before the authentication and legalisation process can take place.

How Does It Work?

  • Send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers.
  • We'll have them sent safely to New Zealand, where two things will happen:
  1. Authentication and Apostille – The document will be sent to the government’s Department of Internal Affairs for authentication. Once approved, an Apostille will be attached to the front page.
  2. UAE Embassy Legalisation – Then, your document will be sent to the UAE Embassy in Canberra, Australia, where they’ll ready the document to be sent to the UAE.
  • Finally, 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 procedure is fairly standard though there can be some variables depending on the type of document you wish to attest, and the country you wish to attest it for. For example, some documents, such as contracts, powers of attorney, educational documents, and Chamber of Commerce certificates require Notarisation before the rest of the process takes place. This means the signatures on your documents will need to be witnessed by a notary public or a lawyer, who will then attach a signed notary seal on the document to show that it is legitimate. The process of "Authentication and Legalisation" can then proceed. Any document already bearing a seal and signature of an approved government agency are not subject to notarisation requirements.

Why Vital Certificates?

As you can see, attesting a document can be quite complicated! 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 Australia and New Zealand, and as such are fully aware of the steps required to make sure your attestation goes smoothly.

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