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 checks that are issued in the USA and by a US based bank only (Please include your name and phone number on the form of payment), 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.


Corporate and Legal Documents

Fee: $600 Fee: $45
General Power of Attorney

Certificate of Good Standing


Free Sale Certificate/EP

Distribution Agreement, Agency...etc

Price List

Article of Incorporation, Registration

Financial Statement


Authorization of Agent




Board Resolution


Certificate of Incorporation


By Laws


US Patent Application


Trademark Application


Business License


Business Registration


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

Fee: $45

Education Document (diplomas, degrees)

Birth Certificate, Fingerprints, etc.

Marital Status

Power of Attorney (Personal)

Certificate of Good Conduct