Birth Certificate Attestation
You'll need to get your children's birth certificates attested to obtain a residential visa for them in the UAE. The attestation process involves getting the document stamped and signed by the issuing authority and the relevant UAE agency.
The purpose of birth certificate attestation is to verify and guarantee the document's authenticity. Each birth certificate is unique and contains vital information about the child's birth, including the place of birth, time of delivery, parents' names, address, and even religion in some countries.
The birth certificate attestation process is different for every country. The certificate will first need to be attested/apostilled by the country in which it was issued before you can send it to UAE authorities.
Because a birth certificate is such an important document, it's only acceptable to hire a trusted attestation and apostille services company to ensure that the job is completed smoothly and that your document is returned to you safely.
Here's what you'll need to get a birth certificate attested for a residential visa in the UAE:
- The original birth certificate issued by verified authorities stating the name of the Certificate Holder
- Both parents’ passport copies
Why Should I Get Birth Certificates Attested?
An attested birth certificate is needed for all expatriates' children brought into the UAE and those born in the country.
Birth certificate attestation is crucial for all children born outside their home country. In the UAE, an attested birth certificate is needed to get a residential visa in the country.
Moreover, if a child intends to immigrate or study outside their home country in the future, it helps to have an attested birth certificate and educational documents.
Some more reasons for getting your birth certificate attested include:
- Obtaining a residential visa
- Applying to education institutions
- Immigration to foreign countries
- Getting your child’s name change in school, college or for other government documents
Birth Certificate Attestation Process
The birth certificate attestation process can be complicated if you aren’t familiar with all the government agencies involved, so professionals should carry it out.
Here’s what it involves:
- Verification of the notary
- Attestation foreign/external affairs in the issuing country
- Attestation from the embassy in the issuing country
- Attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE
How Long Does it Take?
The duration of the process is entirely dependent on how long the issuing country takes to complete attestation on their side; some are a lot faster than others.
Once the birth certificate has been attested on their end, it can be sent to UAE authorities, after which it takes around 3–5 days.
Benchmark Attestation Services understands the need to handle birth certificate attestation with extreme care since it’s an important document and will be used in the child’s future. We make it a point to partner with leading agencies in the issuing countries to ensure the process is completed quickly and securely.
If you’re an expatriate who requires birth certificate attestation for your child, get in touch with our team by calling our UAE number 04-3961284 or our hotline at +971 52 888 4714