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UAE Emabssy Legalization for U.S. Documents

If you’re living in the UAE or planning to move there for work, you might need to attest your American documents. This process ensures your documents are legally recognized in the UAE, and it can seem daunting. Fortunately, we’re here to help streamline the entire process, making it as simple and hassle-free as possible.


The Authentication Process

Your documents will go through the following steps to fully authenticate.

  1. Secretary of State Certification: Verification at the state level.
  2. Authentication by the U.S. Department of State: Federal-level authentication.
  3.  UAE Embassy Legalization: Final attestation by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.
  4. After completing these steps, we’ll mail your documents back to you domestically or international.


Additional Information

  • Academic Documents: If you prefer not to use your original diploma, you can notarize a photocopy.
  • Vital Records: If you lack originals, let us know. We may be able to retrieve them for you or help you obtain them.
  • Commercial Documents: require an additional certification step by the U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. We can help with this step if needed.


Duration of the Process:

The entire attestation process typically takes 3-6 weeks, depending on the document type.


 Embassy Fee: 

  • Personal and Educational Documents $40.82
  • Commercial and Business Documents $544.59

Here is a detailed list of  documents that the UAE Embassy can legalize:
Personal Documents
  • Birth and Marriage Certificates: Official copies are required for residence visas and legal matters.
  • Divorce Certificates: For legal recognition of divorce in the UAE.
  • Death Certificates: Required for estate settlement and other legal processes.
  • Police Clearance Certificates: Necessary for employment and residency visa applications.
Educational Documents
  • Diplomas and Degrees: copy or original, needed for employment and further education.
  • Transcripts: Official academic records required for job applications and higher education.
  • Certificates of Enrollment and Graduation: To prove educational status for visa applications and employment.
Commercial and Business Documents
  • Power of Attorney: Legal documents granting authority.
  • Commercial Invoices: For business transactions.
  • Certificates of Incorporation: Proof of a company’s legal status for business operations.
  • Contracts and Agreements: Business contracts need legal recognition in the UAE.
Other Documents
  • Medical Reports: Needed for residency visas and employment purposes.
  • Affidavits and Declarations: Legal declarations are required for personal and business matters.
  • Employment Certificates and Letters: Proof of employment is required for visa applications.
UAE Embassy has updated its document authentication process. They now allow documents to bypass the U.S. Department of State authentication certificate and (legalized) documents that only have state certification.
However, it is always recommended to verify with the receiving agency that a specific level of authentication is required for your documents.
U.S Department of State Authentication Certificate with the U.A.E Embassy Legalization Stamp
Texas Universal Certification with the UAE Embassy Legalization Stamp
Contact us for your UAE Embassy Legalization Stamp!