UAE has been a popular country to settle in for Indian expats since many years. Along with better job prospects, UAE offers great weather, high quality of life, cultural experiences along with high quality of education, health, and transportation.
India has a high number of people that move to the UAE every year. This trend has been constant since several years now and is only expected to grow. The UAE has been trying to reduce their dependence on oil and become self-sufficient. They are trying to attract new industries and due to this reason, there will always be a demand for skilled workforce. About 38% of the population of UAE consists of Indians.
UAE is a cultural hub in many ways since there are people from all around the world that come and settle in the UAE making it an attractive place for anyone looking to make the best of their opportunities.
UAE Embassy Attestation is a process of Legalizing of documents so that they can be used in the UAE legally for employment, study or for commercial purposes. Depending on the situation and need, many different types of documents can be attested. Before UAE Embassy Attestation can be done on a document, there are 3 stages of attestation that need to be done. These three stages of attestation are done from Indian authorities. Attestation from MEA is the second last step before the document proceeds to the UAE Embassy for the Embassy Attestation.
Simply explained, you can only use your documents (Personal, Educational or Commercial) in UAE only after they have been attested by the UAE Embassy. This is a condition set by the UAE Embassy due to which your relevant documents will need to be attested before they can be used in the UAE. You will receive your Employment visa or Student visa only after your documents have been duly attested by the UAE Embassy.
The first step is the Notary which is done at the Local or Regional Level. In case of a Commercial Document, the first step is to get the Chamber of Commerce attestation.
This is the next step of the Attestation process. The three authorities who attest the document at this level are the Home Department, Human Resources Department, the Sub Divisional Magistrate. Depending on the type of document, the state from which it is issued & the final Embassy Attestation which needs to be done, you might need to get attestation done from any one of the three above-mentioned authorities. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate Attestation is on the same level as the Home Department Attestation.
The next step in the Attestation process is the MEA Attestation which is done by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The final step with in India is the Embassy Attestation. After this step is done, your document can be used in the country that you are emigrating to. Embassy Attestation is done by the authorized personnel present at the Embassy.
Mofa Attestation in the UAE is (in most cases) a mandatory procedure to validate the authenticity of important certificates and documents required for visa, employment, study, medical, set up your dream business in UAE or any other purposes.
For Educational Documents
Process 2 (Case Specific):
Process 3 (Case Specific):
For Non-Educational Documents
Process 2 (Case Specific) :
Process 3 (Case Specific) :
For Commercial Documents
Following documents are required for Attestation of educational and personal documents:
In the case of Commercial Document Attestation, following documents are required to be submitted: