UK Certificate Attestation In Dubai
Like any other foreign national seeking residency in Dubai, UK nationals also have to provide attested certificates to apply for a visa.
UK citizens will have to have their educational certificates attested by the relevant British authorities and the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
In the UK, attestation starts from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) or other local authorities that offer legalization services.
The procedure of getting documents attested in the UK has changed recently. Instead of starting the attestation process by a notary or the British Council in Dubai, all documents have to be sent to a solicitor in the UK who verifies its legitimacy and provides a stamp of approval.
We’ve listed the steps of UK certificate attestation in Dubai below:
Step 1: Send the Document to a Solicitor in the UK
A solicitor in the UK will guarantee that the document is legitimate and sign it. Give us your documents, and we’ll send them to the UK using a trusted courier service.
Step 2: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO-UK)
After the certificate has been stamped and signed by the solicitor, we will submit it to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO-UK) for attestation and legalization.
Certificates that British Overseas Territories issue will have to be attested by the local government before being submitted to the FCO.
Step 3: Attestation by the UAE Embassy in London
Once the relevant UK entities legalize the certificates, they will be sent to the UAE embassy in London via courier to be attested.
The UAE embassy provides the final stamp of approval in the UK; once it attests the certificate, we will send it to the UAE.
Step 4: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the final authoritative body in the UAE that stamps and signs certificates for attestation.
How Long Does it Take?
We can complete the process in a couple of weeks. Benchmark Attestation Services offers timely services at affordable rates to seamlessly help you get through the process. We have partners in the UK who follow up on progress and provide regular updates.
You’ll always know where your documents are when you work with us. Our team’s detail-oriented approach ensures the process is completed on time. We’ve enjoyed serving thousands of clients and have never had a rejected application.
Attestation for the UAE can be frustrating; your certificates will have to make several stops in the UK and the UAE, so it’s best to leave them in the safe hands of experienced professionals.
If you’re a UK national who’s looking to begin a life in the UAE and require attestation services, contact us by calling our UAE number 04-3961284 or our hotline at +971 52 888 4714
Please send us an electronic copy of your UK certificate, and our team will send you a free quote shortly. As soon as you approve the quote, we can get started.