Corporate, Personal and Educational Documents

The UAE Embassy authenticates all legal and personal documents to be used in the United Arab Emirates. Documents must be submitted in person (when available) or mailed to the following address:

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

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) 243-2416 or (202) 243-2460.

Types of Attestations:

  1. Business & Corporate Documents.
  2. Personal Documents.
  3. Educational Documents

Legalization Process Route

Graphic describing the legalization process: 1. Applicant 2. Office of Authentications of the USE State Department 3. Applicant 4. UAE Consular Section

 

1. Business & Corporate Documents

Step 1: All documents must be attested by The Office of Authentication of the US State Dept. prior to sending them to the UAE Embassy.

Step 2: Send or bring the authenticated documents along with the following items to the UAE Embassy:

 

  • Money order or Cashier’s Check for the amount of $544.59 per document, payable to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Please make sure to fill out the money order as follows (Your name, address and phone number).  

You can also pay online through the following link: https://www.mofaic.gov.ae/en

Please be sure to include your online payment confirmation receipt with your documents

  • If you send the documents by mail, 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.

Important notes:

  • Please make sure not to combine more than one document under one US. State Dept. Seal. (Ex:  Resolution and Distribution agreement can’t be combined as one document)

 

2. Personal Documents

Step 1: All personal documents must be attested by The U.S Dept. of State Authentication office before sending them to the UAE Embassy.

Step 2:  Send or bring the authenticated documents along with the following items to the UAE Embassy for final authentication:

  • Money order or Cashier’s Check for the amount of $40.84 per document, payable to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Please make sure to fill out the money order as follows (Your name, address and phone number),

You can also pay online through the following link: https://www.mofaic.gov.ae/en

Please be sure to include your online payment confirmation receipt with your documents

  • If you send the documents by mail, 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.

    Examples of personal documents:

  • Personal Power of Attorney that doesn’t imply business transaction.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marital Status
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Fingerprints

 

3. Educational Documents

Step 1: All Educational documents must to be attested by The Office of Authentication of the US State Dept. prior to sending them to the UAE Embassy.

The educational institution must be located in the U.S 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 Council for Higher Education Accreditation website https://www.chea.org and print your institution’s accreditation information.

Step 2: Send or bring the authenticated documents along with the following items to the UAE Embassy for final authentication:

 

  • Money order or Cashier’s Check for the amount of $40.84 per document, payable to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Please make sure to fill out the money order as follows (Your name, address and phone number).  

You can also pay online through the following link: https://www.mofaic.gov.ae/en

Please be sure to include your online payment confirmation receipt with your documents

  • If you send the documents by mail, 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.