US Degree Attestation for the UAE
US citizens and other foreign nationals who hold university degrees from the United States will have to get them attested to apply for an employment or student visa in the UAE.
The UAE demands that all foreign nationals provide attested degrees to verify their legitimacy. The attestation of US degrees requires sending the certificate back to the US, where the designated authorities will verify it before being handed to the UAE embassy in the US.
Once the respective US authorities and the UAE embassy have provided the apostille stamp, the degree will then be sent back to the UAE and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), which will give it the final stamp of approval.
The attestation process is complicated, but it ensures that expatriates looking to build a life in the UAE have legitimate documents to prove their qualifications and educational background.
After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attests your degree, the attestation process is complete; you will then be able to use the degree to apply for an employment or student visa.
The attestation of US degrees can be finished in a matter of a few weeks, provided all your papers are in order. However, it helps to have an experienced attestation services provider in your corner to take the lead.
Benchmark Attestation Services has assisted thousands of US degree holders with attestation so that they can pursue lucrative job opportunities in the UAE.
Getting a US Degree Attested
It can get quite stressful when you aren’t familiar with UAE’s attestation process. Your degree will have to make several stops before it is officially attested.
The lack of organization can lead to a rejection, which wastes time and money. We can complete the attestation for you in a matter of weeks.
Here are the steps for the US degree attestation process:
Step 1: Translation
Translation services aren’t always required, but sometimes, they can help move the process along. If we feel that translating your university degree can benefit you, we suggest you translate it.
We work with reliable legal translation companies to translate your documents according to UAE laws.
Step 2: Send the Degree to a Notary Public in the US
After the translation is completed, we’ll send it to the USA using a trusted courier service. Our partners will take your degree to a Notary Public, sign and stamp it as proof of its authenticity.
Step 3: Send the Degree to the Local Secretary of State in the US
All legal documents will need to be sent to the Secretary of State for attestation in the US.
Step 4: Send the Degree to the Department of State in the US
After the Secretary of State has attested the degree, we’ll submit it to the Department of State. This will be the final stamp from US authorities.
Step 5: Send the Degree to the UAE Embassy in Washington
Once the US authorities have approved, we will send the degree to the UAE embassy in Washington.
Step 6: Send the Degree to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the UAE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the final stamp of approval for the attestation for all documents. After MOFA attests the degree, you can use it to apply for a visa.
How Long Does It Take?
The duration of the attestation process varies from state to state; the faster the issuing state attests the degree, the sooner we can complete it.
We can expedite the attestation process for you if you need it urgently. Please note that this will increase the service fee.
If you send us an electronic copy US degree, our team will send you a detailed quote. Once you approve, we’ll start the attestation process right away.