All the legal documents and certificates originated outside UAE should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai, without this attestation it will not be eligible for legal use within the country. Prior to MOFA attestation, all documents and certificates are first attested by the UAE embassy in the country of origin, the attestation process includes all sort of documents such as Commercial Documents (Contracts – MOA – POA – BR – License – certificate of incorporation…etc.), Personal certificates (Educational, Marriage, birth and death certificates…etc.) besides the true copy attestations.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Attestation
1. Commercial Documents Attestation in Dubai
This kind of attestation is very common in Dubai, especially the attestation of Company Registration documents, Power of attorney attestation, Memorandum of association, Board resolution and certificate of incorporation, these documents are authenticated before the Notary Public in the original country, also it should have the UAE embassy seal before applying for MOFA attestation, the attested documents are usually used for the following purposes:
2. Personal Certificates Attestation in Dubai
Educational certificate attestation
Marriage certificate attestation
Birth certificate attestation
Death certificate attestation
Medical certificate attestation
Good conduct certificate attestation
True Copy Attestation in Dubai
Department of Economic Development (DED)
Notary Public (Dubai Courts)
Forming a mainland company, branch of foreign company or Rep Office requires signing different agreements, these agreements are issued by a limited number of copies, sometimes the original copy is lost or the investor requires an extra original copy for legal or commercial purposes, in this case the Notary Public in Dubai can issue a certified true copy, the most common documents requested are: Memorandum of Associations, local service agent agreements, civil partnership agreements and Power of attorneys, the application is processed by the authorized person or his representative, the true copy is certified after paying the fees.