How to attested Degree, Certification, and officials documents from MOFA Dubai

Degree Attestation from MOFA in Dubai

  1. From Where you Can Apply?
  2. Procedure for the Application
  3. Download the ( MOFAIC ) App
  4. Fees Details
  5. FAQs

MOFA attestation in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) is (in most cases) a compulsory procedure to legalize the authenticity of important certificates and documents required for the visa,

Degree attestation
attestation
  • employment
  • study
  • medical or any other purposes.

All UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) attestation services in the country, for documents issued outside or inside the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (( MOFAIC )), better known as MOFA UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES).

 

WHO CAN APPLY FOR MOFA ATTESTATION IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)?

MOFA attestation services in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) are extended to everybody who falls into the following categories:

  • Citizens
  • Residents
  • Companies
  • Investors
  • Students
  • Tourists

WHAT CERTIFICATES CAN THEY GET ATTESTED?

Certificate attestation in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) covers a broad category of documents issued within and outside the country. The legalization process, among other things, covers:

  • Birth and death certificates
  • Divorce contracts
  • Educational certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Medical certificates
  • Powers of attorney
  • Commercial contracts and invoices
WHAT CONDITIONS APPLY FOR DOCUMENT ATTESTATION IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)?

Before you go out to get your documents attested by the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) MOFA, here’s what you need to be careful about.

  • All documents you submit must be original.
  • The MOFA will not accept any photocopies or laminated documents
  • The information included in the documents must be true
  • Foreigners applying for document attestation by MOFA UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) must first get the same attested by the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Embassy or Consulate in their home country or the country of issuance
PROCEDURE FOR ATTESTATION OF CERTIFICATES IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

To get your certificates attested by MOFA in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), there is a simple procedure that you need to follow.

STEP.NO 1: REGISTER YOURSELF in ( MOFAIC )

Open the ( MOFAIC ) registration portal

Select your customer type (

  1. individual

or

  1. company

)

Enter the information in the required fields and submit

People who already have a SmartPass account can use their credentials to log in. You may have to create a SmartPass account if you don’t already have one. The SmartPass account for individuals allows them to access all the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) smart services available for both nationals and foreigners.

STEP.NO 2: APPLY FOR ( MOFAIC ) ATTESTATION IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

Once you log in to the portal, the page redirects you to a smart form.

Fill in the form with the required info

Attach the document that you need to get attested

Select the proposed authority for attestation and submit

STEP.NO 3: APPLICATION REVIEW

After submission, your application is sent for review to your chosen authority. If the application fulfills all the conditions, and approval is sent to you so that you can progress with the payment.

STEP.NO 4: PAY THE FEES

Following the approval, visit the ( MOFAIC ) website

Log in to your account

Select “My Tasks”

Make the payment

STEP.NO 5: GET DOCUMENTS ATTESTED

As the final step of MOFA attestation in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), you need to visit the nearest Customer Happiness Centre (nationals and residents) or the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Embassy/Mission (ex-pats and foreigners) in your home country. Take the document(s) with you to get them attested.

Whether you wish to apply for marriage certificate attestation in Abu Dhabi, birth certificate attestation in Dubai, or educational documents authentication from MOFA Sharjah, the same procedure is followed for all.

USING THE ( MOFAIC ) APP FOR ATTESTATION OF CERTIFICATES IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

If you’re using the ( MOFAIC ) App to apply for document attestation in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), the process remains almost the same as detailed above. However, there are a few additional STEP.No s that you need to be mindful of.

Download the ( MOFAIC ) app

Select “Individual Services” or “Business Services” depending on user type

Click on the “Attest Official Document, Certificates” option

Sign in or create your account

Follow the procedure from STEP.NO  2, as detailed above

MOFA ATTESTATION FEES IN THE UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) has standard rates applicable for each type of the two document categories, regardless of their origin of issuance

MOFA UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) ATTESTATION FEE FOR INDIVIDUAL CERTIFICATES

The certificates listed below, whether issued in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) or outside the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), will cost AED 150 each for MOFA certificate attestation.

  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Court certificates
  • Death certificates (UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) and Non-UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) residents)
  • Educational certificates
  • Employment contract
  • Experience certificate
  • Fingerprint document
  • Judicial rulings
  • Loss of foreign passport
  • Marriage contracts
  • Medical reports
  • Power of attorney (non-trade)
  • Police report

Transfer of power of attorney (non-trade)

“To whom it may concern” certificates

Other certificates

MOFA ATTESTATION FEE FOR COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS

The following commercial documents, whether issued in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) or outside the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), the cost of MOFA attestation is AED 2,000 each. These documents may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Commercial licenses
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Board of Director decisions
  • Commercial agreements
  • Company set up the contract
  • Financial statements
  • ISO certificate
  • Patent registration
  • Article of Association
  • Other commercial documents
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Still, have a few concerns regarding the MOFA attestation procedure in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)? Here is a set of questions people frequently ask that can help you too.

WHAT ARE THE MOFA SERVICE CHANNELS?

You can access the ( MOFAIC ) services via the following service channels.

UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Embassy in your home country

UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Mission in your home country

( MOFAIC ) website

( MOFAIC ) Application

Customer Happiness Centres in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH ( MOFAIC )?

The ( MOFAIC ) head office is located on King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi. You can reach them via the ( MOFAIC ) inquiry portal online or use the following modes of communication.

 

Contact: 800-44444

Email: ask@( MOFAIC ).gov.ae

WHERE ARE THE CUSTOMER HAPPINESS CENTRES LOCATED IN UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)?

Here’s a list of all the Customer Happiness Centers in the UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) providing MOFA services.

 

ABU DHABI

MARINA CENTRE

Location: Ground floor, Marina Mall

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: 800-44444

DUBAI

AL MANARA CENTRE

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: +971-4-503-5103

AL TWAR CENTRE

Location: Al Twar Area 2

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: +971-4-202-8112

( MOFAIC ) OFFICE DUBAI

Location: Consulates Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: +971-4-404-0087

DUBAI CHAMBER

Location: Deira

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: +971-4-283-8800

Apart from these MOFA attestation centers, you can also apply for MOFA attestation in Dubai at the Service 1 Centre.

 

Location: Emirates Towers

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: 800-44444

SHARJAH

( MOFAIC ) OFFICE SHARJAH

Location: Maliha Road, Sharjah

Timings: 08:00 am t0 03:00 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: 800-44444

AJMAN

AJMAN CHAMBER

Location: Ajman Corniche Road

Timings: 07:30 am t0 02:30 pm | Closed on weekends

Contact: +971-6-744-1777

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