Attesting Spanish Documents for the UAE

Are you from Spain? Thinking about attesting your Spanish Documents for the UAE? We can help.

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

Attesting a Spanish document can be a difficult procedure, because of how the process can vary when attesting different types of documents. The most common Spanish documents requiring legalisation are educational documents, but we can legalise any officially issued Spanish Certificate if required. We can also help you acquire replacement Spanish Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates if required, before legalising them for use in the UAE. The general process for attesting a document from Spain is as below.

How It Works

To attest your Spanish 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 Madrid, Spain where two things will happen:
  1. Your document will need to be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), where the verification process will take place.
  2. Then, the document will need to be sent to the UAE Embassy in Madrid, where it will be legalised.
  3. Thirdly, the document will be translated from Spanish into English, so it can be accepted for use in 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.

This is the general process for all Spanish Documents being attested for the UAE. However, different documents will have different requirements. For example, birth, marriage and death certificates first need to be legalised by the Regional Superior Court, and then by the Ministry of Justice, before the rest of the legalisation process can take place. If it is a University diploma, the steps to follow will depend on the type of diploma you have received; in some cases the primary legalization will have to be conducted at the Ministry of Education but in other cases the it will have to be notarised by a notary public and then by the Council of Notaries before the rest of the process can take place. Please contact us with your requirements and we'll make sure to find the best solution for your documents.

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 Spain, and as such are fully aware of the steps required to make sure your attestation goes smoothly.

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