Legalization of Documents

General Information

All documents must be submitted by hand or sent to the following address:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
3522 International Court, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20008

The Embassy accepts money orders or cashier's check only, made payable to: The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

A prepaid, self-addressed return envelope or airway bill is required. Note: do not put the UAE Embassy as the return address. Write your name and address for the sender and recipient of the return envelope or airway bill. Putting the UAE Embassy name or address anywhere on the envelope or airway bill will result in considerable delays.

The Embassy requires a minimum of 3 business days to process any document.

Please contact the UAE Embassy's Consular Section if you have any questions: (202) 243-2415.

Steps for the Legalization of Documents

  1. All legal documents need to be attested by the U.S Department of State prior to sending them to the UAE Embassy. For the US Department of State requirements, please call 202-647-4000 or visit their website.
  2. US Department of State

    Visit or send the document to the US State Department Authentication Division in Washington DC.

    Important: Please have the documents returned to you, not the UAE Embassy. This helps avoid the loss of documents during transit, and confirms that the Department of State processed your document.

  3. UAE Embassy

    Send or bring the authenticated documents along with these items to the UAE Embassy for final authentication:

    • Money order or cashier's check with the appropriate fee (list below, fees are per document), payable to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
    • If you send the documents, include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope. Write your name and address for the sender and recipient of the return envelope or airway bill.

Fees

**NOTE:  Some fee amounts paid to the Embassy in Washington, DC are different than those paid to the Consulate in Los Angeles.  Please make sure to send the correct fee amount to the location you are requesting document services from, according to the list below:

Corporate and Legal Documents

Document Type Fee ($)
General Power of Attorney

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Resolution

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Distribution Agreement, Agency...etc

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Article of Incorporation, Registration

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Appointment/Distributor

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Authorization of Agent

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Assignment

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Board Resolution

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Certificate of Incorporation

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

By Laws

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

US Patent Application

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Trademark Application

600 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

600 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Certificate of Good Standing

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Free Sale Certificate/EP

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Price List

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Financial Statement

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Educational Documents

The UAE Embassy requests the following for educational documents:

  • In addition to the US Department of State attestation, please be advised that a Proof of Accreditation is required.
  • The educational institution must be located in the US and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). To show proof of regional accreditation, please visit the CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs and print your institution’s accreditation information.

Personal and Education Documents

Document Type Fee ($)
Education Document (diplomas, degrees)

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Birth Certificate, Fingerprints, etc.

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Marital Status

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Power of Attorney (Personal)

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)

Certificate of Good Conduct

45 (Embassy in Washington, DC)

45 (Consulate in Los Angeles)