UAE Diploma Legalization

Do you need your University diploma legalized through the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.?  If you are planning to continue your education or obtain a job in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), you will be asked to have your diploma certified.

In order for your diploma to be certified by the UAE Embassy, it must first be certified by a notary and the school’s registrar.  Most schools will have a notary on staff to assist the school registrar to certify the original diploma or a copy of the original diploma.  We have written an article to help explain this process more in depth. .

It’s important that the notary notarizes the document by following the notarial laws in their state.  If the notary makes a mistake, your document will be rejected by the Secretary of State costing you time and money.

Please note the following information taken from the UAE Embassy website:

The educational institution must be located in the US and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). To show proof of regional accreditation, please visit the CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs (link is external) and print your institution’s accreditation information.

Here is a brief illustration on the steps we will take to legalize your documents:

Document Legalization

Because the UAE is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your document requires additional steps in order to be certified.

In all, their are four steps required to legalize your document. We ask that you complete the first two steps below and also obtain your school’s accreditation information from the CHEA website.  CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs (link is external)

Step 1: Contact your schools registrar and request to have your diploma certified.  A notary must notarize the school registrar’s signature on the document.  Please make sure the notary follows the notarial laws in their state in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.

Step 2: Mail the notarized diploma to our office for processing.  Be sure to include our order form and credit card authorization form.

That’s it!  Once we receive your documents, we will process them through the State, U.S. Department of State, and the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C..  On average, it takes about three weeks to process your documents.  Please email or call us for an instant price quote.  We will also need to know the State where your school is located in in order to provide you an accurate estimate in fees.

Legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the legalization process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

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