MOFA Attestation Dubai
Ready to start a new life in the UAE? The UAE is home to people from all corners of the world. The country proudly boasts a multicultural population and a flourishing economy that draws thousands of expatriates year after year.
To move to the UAE as an expatriate, you’ll need to apply for a residential visa; these come in the forms of student visas, spousal visas, employment visas, and business visas. Applying for a residential visa involves submitting attested documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the UAE.
Expats applying for the visa from within the UAE will first have to get their documents attested by the issuing country to prove their authenticity; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation is the final seal of approval.
Documents that must be attested include educational certificates, marriage certificates, childbirth certificates, and business-related documents.
Document Attestation Within The UAE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE is the final authority that verifies legal documents issued outside of the country.
We will submit document attestations for visa purposes in the UAE to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the attestation of documents is happening from outside the UAE, then the UAE embassy in the issuing country will give the final stamp of approval on behalf of MOFA.
After the attestation of documents is completed, individuals can use them for any purpose in the UAE. Attested educational certificates can be used for pursuing higher education and employment.
Why Should I Hire a Professional For UAE Attestation?
Attesting documents for visa applications in the UAE can be complicated and frustrating for those who aren’t familiar with the procedure. Leaving legal documents in the wrong hands can lead to problems - documents can be misplaced, and the non-professional may not complete the steps correctly (missing signs/stamps/dates), etc.
Companies like Benchmark Attestation Services have years of experience attesting legal documents for UAE visas. All documents submitted to us by our clients are tracked carefully; we make a point to monitor the progress of the attestation process and update clients regularly.
How Long Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Take For Attestation?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will complete attestation within 3–5 days. In cases where clients require urgent services, we’re able to fast-track the process for them.
In some situations, documents may need to be translated before being sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Translation services can extend the time it takes to complete the attestation process. If a translation is required, we’ll send your documents to trusted agencies who will translate the documents for you per UAE’s rules and regulations.
Foreign nationals applying for a visa in the UAE will require attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get work legally, set up a business, pursue higher education in the country, and other residential visa requirements.