UAE Legalization

United Arab Emirates UAE Document Attestation CertificationDo you need your documents certified and legalized for United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of legalizing your documents for the country of UAE.  All documents destined for the UAE are processed through the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Note: We can only certify and legalize documents originating from or notarized within the United States.

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff  are available to provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions including sending you the breakdown in cost and processing time.  Processing and legalizing documents for the UAE is a three step process.  Your document requires State, US Department of State, and UAE Embassy legalization.  If you have US Federal documents, then the process only requires US Department of State and the UAE Embassy.

As of this article, the cost to legalize a personal document is $45 and a business document is $600.  Also, if you need to certify and legalize a commercial invoice or certificate of origin for the UAE, we recommend that you contact us so we can provide you a good faith estimate in cost and processing time.

Our knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions.

Here is an example of a legalized document for the UAE:
UAE Legalization

Common documents we can certify and legalize for the UAE are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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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. http://www.internationalapostille.com/how-to-apostille-a-diploma/ .

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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UAE Dubai Document Legalization – Diploma & Degree

Are you planning to work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and need your diploma authenticated by the U.S. Department of State and the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC?  We provide fast certification, authentication, and attestation services.  We have authenticated hundreds of documents through the US Department of State and the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.

In this article, we are going to focus on legalizing your diploma & degree.  If you have any other documents (Power of Attorney, Corporate Documents, Free Sale Certificate, etc..) please Contact Us so we can provide you step-by-step instructions.

** The UAE is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention ***

Please note that in order for your diploma to be eligible for legalization through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., it must first be certified through the Secretary of State of the State which your document is issued from.  For example, if your diploma is from a University in Nevada, you will need to first have the diploma notarized/copy certified with the University Registrar before the document is mailed to our office for processing.  Visit this link for instructions on authenticating your school diploma: http://www.internationalapostille.com/how-to-apostille-a-diploma/ .  Please be sure to work with a notary with experience.  Because the diploma will be certified with the State, the notary must use follow the notarial laws in their State or the document will be rejected by the Secretary of State.

Once we receive the notarized/copy certified diploma from the school, the next step is to have the document certified by the Secretary of State’s office.  The purpose of this step is to ensure that the notary is a commissioned notary and in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office.  If the document has been notarized correctly, the Secretary of State will attach a certification to the diploma or a color copy of the diploma authenticating the notary’s signature.  Please note that we provide document certification for all 50 U.S. States.  We can provide you a fast price quote and time-frame if you Contact Us.

As soon as your document has been certified by the State, the next step is that we will overnight the State certified diploma to our office in Washington, D.C. for processing with the U.S. Department of State.  Our staff in Washington, D.C. will hand-deliver your certified diploma to the State Department for processing.  The typical turn-around time is 3-4 business days.  Once complete, the document will be picked-up and hand-delivered to the United Arab Emirates Embassy (UAE) the following business morning.

It’s important to note that the United Arab Emirates Embassy has strict guidelines on legalizing diplomas.  One of the requires is that 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). The Embassy also charges a specific fee to legalize diplomas and degrees.

The processing time with the Embassy is 3 to 7 business days.  Please note that certain times during the year the Embassy may take longer to process your documents.

The image above demonstrates the steps required in order for your documents to be eligible for legalization.  Our unique service can authenticate your diploma/degree from the State all the way to the Embassy. This time consuming process takes anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks.  We recommend that you work with a professional in order to save time and money.

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