UAE witnesses the arrival of thousands of immigrants every year. Most of them in search of jobs or for starting business ventures. The large influx of expats has made the federal government formulate stringent regulations to control fraud. To ensure that only authentic certificates are being used for employment, visa requirements, setting up of business and other activities, the government has stipulated that only attested certificates would be accepted.
UK certificate attestation in UAE is generally a three-step process. The certificates for attestation have to be sent to the UK for attestation procedures. Solicitor verification and certification is the initial process. The certificate will then be forwarded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The office will peruse the document and put an Apostille stamp confirming the authenticity.
Subsequently, the embassy of the UAE in London will put the seal and sign on the document. On completion of the attestation formalities in the home country, the certificate will be forwarded to the UAE. For final attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the UAE.