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Documents Attestation

Attestation is a procedure to confirm the validity of the seal and signature on documents issued in the UAE or abroad. It is a service provided by MoFA in the UAE via its digital channels and by its embassies and consulates abroad


Individual Affairs Documents


Educational certificate  Educational transcripts   Birth certificates
 Death certificate  Medical reports  Good conduct certificate
 Marriage certificate  Court-issued certificates  Power of attorney of personal nature
 To may it concern letters  Employment contract  Employment offer
 Bank statements  Personal tax certificate  And other individual affairs documents

Commercial Documents



Contract or agreement  Commercial registration  Appointment of a manager or a director 

Minutes of meeting of board

of directors or partners

 Change the Company name  Brand registration
 Distribution agreement  Corporate insurance certificate  Corporate tax certificate

The decision of the Board


 Trade license  Partnership or shareholder certificate

Annexes and appendices in

commercial documents

 Memorandums  Company closures

Company branch


Bankruptcy documents   Financial statement
 Product registration  Patent registration or waiver  Trademark registration

Power of attorney of

commercial nature

 General power of attorney  Signature document
 End-user certificate  Tax certificate  Completion certificate

Any other document of

commercial nature



Instruction to be considered:

For documents issued inside the UAE:

  • Original document must be attested by the governing government entity except for digital documents issued by a government entity or documents attested electronically
  • Apply for attestation in the UAE through MoFA online channels.
  • The original document should be placed inside an envelope before handing it over to the delivery service employee.
  • Authentication of electronically certified documents: Please attach the QR code or any link issued by the authorized entity for verification and authentication of the document.

For documents issued outside the UAE:

  • Original document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country.
  • · The document can then be attested by one of UAE’s Embassy or Consulate in the issuing country by applying through MoFA online channels.
  • · Authentication of the document can be done through the digital channels of the Embassy or Consulate of the United Arab Emirates abroad. In case there is no UAE mission in the country you are located in, please contact the Ministry through the call center or the "Contact Us" page via the link:                                    

UAE Courier Services:

  • Normal: (3 working days) – up to 25 documents per transaction
  • Express: (1 working day) – up to 10 documents per transaction
  • For companies already registered with the delivery service (Zajel): We offer packages with no maximum limit for transaction authentication and clearance offices. For more information, please contact us.

Service Fees
Service Type
Main Service - Procedural
Service Time
Total Transactions

Service Beneficiaries

  • Foreign Missions in UAE
  • Government Entities
  • Individuals
  • Private Companies

Required Documents

  • Original document in English or Arabic (or an official translation of it)

Service Application Channels

Service Delivery Channels

  • Courier service within the UAE when applying online. 
  • UAE Missions abroad. 

Service Procedures

Service steps

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

User Guide

Terms and Conditions

  • The customer declares that all provided information is valid and correct; in case any information is deemed non-valid, the customer shall be held legally liable

  • Incorrect applications will not be considered

  • The original document must be authenticated or certified by the relevant authorities.

  • The document must not be thermally sealed..

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