Don’t Miss This Essential Document Attestation Cheat Sheet

Fast-Track Your UAE Dreams with This Quick Reference Guide

Uncertain about navigating UAE document attestation? Fear not! This cheat sheet equips you with the essentials for a smooth process.

Before You Start:

  • Document Type: Identify the document you need attested (educational certificate, birth certificate, etc.).
  • Home Country: Research specific requirements based on your home country (procedures may differ).

The Attestation Journey:

  1. Local Attestation: Get documents verified by relevant authorities in your home country (e.g., education department, municipality).
  2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Attestation (India): (For India only) Obtain verification from the MEA.
  3. UAE Embassy/Consulate Attestation: Approach the UAE embassy/consulate in your home country for final verification.
  4. Optional: MOFA Attestation (UAE): For some countries, additional verification by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) might be required.

Checklist for Success:

  • Originals Only! Bring original documents (photocopies not accepted).
  • Translation Twist: If documents aren’t in Arabic or English, get certified translations.
  • Fees & Timelines: Expect processing fees and allow several weeks for completion.
  • Consider Pro Help: Reputable attestation services can expedite the process.

Bonus Tips:

  • Gather Information Early: Research requirements before starting the process.
  • Maintain a Paper Trail: Keep copies of receipts and communication for reference.


  • Validity: Check the validity period for attestation in the UAE.
  • No Apostille: The UAE doesn’t use the Apostille Convention; standard attestation applies.
  • Lost Documents? Replace lost or damaged documents before attestation.

Feeling overwhelmed? Refer to our comprehensive guide for a detailed breakdown of the process!


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