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UK Adoption Certificate

UK Adoption Certificate

To order an official replacement UK Adoption Certificate, with or without UAE Attestation, please complete the form below. If you need this document to be used somewhere other than the UAE, please get in touch for individual advice either by phone on +971 (0)4 871 6718 or via email at

Please provide the full name of the person named on the certificate.
For a person born within the past 50 years, the full date of birth is required.
Please provide the town or city where the birth was registered.
Please provide the Father's Name of this person. If the father was not named on the certificate enter 'Not Named'.
Please provide the Mother's Full Name of this person.
Please provide the Mother's Maiden Name of this person.

Service Fee:  AED 145

Service Notes

Duplicate British Adoption Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Bank accounts
  • Pensions
  • Social Security
  • Employer ID
  • Driving licence
  • Visas & Immigration
  • Marriage
  • Adoption

What type of certificate will I get?

You will receive an official certified copy of the official adoption registration. This is a government-issued replacement which will be accepted for all official purposes.

Is this the same as a birth certificate?

If you are adopted, your adoption certificate supersedes your original birth certificate. Therefore, if you require this document for official purposes such as applying for a job, passport, visa or anything else which requires you to prove your identity, this is the certificate you will need.

Will the adoption certificate be accepted for use in the UAE?

If you require the adoption certificate to present to the UAE authorities, they will require it to be attested before it can be used. This is a process that ensures that the UAE Embassy in London has seen and verified the certificate before it is stamped. You will require the certificate to be attested if you intend to use the certificate for Visa Applications as well as many other official purposes in the UAE. We can arrange for your new certificate to be attested once it has been issued - just order this service alongside the certificate itself.

Adoption Certificate Service

Adoption certificates are closed records. In order to abide by confidentiality regulations, they are not allowed to be transcribed to an electronic database. This means that a manual search has to be conducted to locate the certificate, and this can take up to 20 working days if ordered on the standard service.

Please note that the service speed relates to the production of the certificate only and does not include any time to attest or deliver the document. The time stated is based on UK working days which are different to those in the UAE. 

Attestation Service

If you are optionally ordering the attestation of this Adoption Certificate, following the reissue of the document we will perform 3 additional services on the certificate.

  1. Legalisation at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  2. Attestation at the UAE Embassy in London
  3. Attestation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE


The service costs does not include delivery of the document. Delivery is added when you go through the checkout process and is charged per order rather than per document. 

What happens when I order this service?

When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email with your order reference. Our specialist team will personally check all of the information in your request. If there is any additional information required, or something needs clarification, we will get in touch as soon as possible.

Once the request information is ready, we will search the necessary archives in order to locate the correct record for you. We automatically cover a 5 year search each side of your given event date if required. Once the correct record is located, we will then request a duplicate certificate is issued and advise you via email that the request has been made.

As soon as the certificate is ready for dispatch, we will notify you that it's on its way. If you have requested a scan, we will email this to you at this point.