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Documents to Notarize in UAE

Documents to Notarize in UAE

Public and private notary has the competence to notarize documents and records as required by the law or as requested by a concerned party, authenticate signatures of concerned parties – at their request, reviewing the date of customary documents. A notary is also needed for attesting and notarizing all declarations and affirmations, and affixing the executive wording on any attested documents, according to the provisions of the law.

Eligibility to act as a Private Notary a person must:

  • Have a UAE law degree?
  • Have no criminal convictions.
  • Be a UAE national

Some of the documents that have to be notarized:

Company documents.  Corporate documents have to be notarized when a company wants to create their presence in another country. Authentication all the documents related to the company is required by authorities in the UAE.

Marriage certificate: In the UAE, notarization on the marriage certificate is mandatory to authorize the legalization of marriage in a foreign country. In accordance with UAE laws, it is illegal for a couple to live together if they are not married.

For applying a resident visa for the spouse, the marriage certificate has to be notarized from the authority of the issuing country and in UAE.

Academic certificate: This kind of document is most needed in companies when employees are asked to submit proof of their educational achievements. notarization will prove that documents are valid in a particular country.

Power of attorney: a power of attorney basically serves as written authorization for an individual to act on someone else’s behalf with respect to personal affairs and other things as mentioned in the power of attorney.

Special conditions

  • Presence of original document
  • Applicant or the legal representative must be of legal capacity
  • Documents which are required to support the notarization transaction originating from foreign countries should be attested by the relevant government authority of that country and attested by the relevant authorities in the UAE.
  • Documents to be notarized must not be in contravention with the law or the public order, and must not fall under the notary prohibitions, or under any other local jurisdiction.

General Requirements for Notarizing the documents in UAE:

  • Presence of original document
  • The applicant or the legal representative must be of legal capacity
  • Documents which are required to support the notarization transaction originating from foreign countries should be attested by the relevant government authority of that country and attested by the relevant authorities in the UAE.
  • Documents to be notarized must not be in contravention with the law or the public order, and must not fall under the notary prohibitions, or under any other local jurisdiction.
  • Related persons, agents or representatives must be present (for some specific documents).

Notaries can notarize the following documents:

  • Notarization of documents as required by the law
  • Documents and contracts should be authenticated by signatures.
  • The date of the documents and contracts should be verified by assigning them consecutive numbers in the registers maintained for this purpose; record the date of their submission.
  • Verifying all, the signatures contracts of marriage between Non-Muslims and the documents issued by Churches and legal references licensed in the Emirate.
  • Notaries the wills of Non-Muslims
  • review any other competencies according to the applicable law in Dubai or which is entrusted to them by the Chief Justice or the Director of the Courts.

Restricted documents from notarization

Notaries are restricted from notarizing the following:

  • To notarize any transaction related to the personal status of Muslims.
  • To notarize any transaction related to the establishment, change, transfer or removal of a right of ownership or any right in-kind on a property.
  • To notarize or authenticate any transaction that includes a violation of applicable law, public ethics or public order.

Take note: All documents must be legally translated into Arabic before being notarized. Documents which are required to support the notarization transaction originating from foreign countries should be attested by the relevant government authority of that country and attested by the relevant authorities in the UAE

Notary Services in UAE

Notarizing a document increases the legal validity of documents in the country you need to use it. There are many conditions and limitations to notary services in the UAE. The fees of not rising a document depend upon the pages and type of documents presented. If you want to know more about the notary services then make sure you take the help of a lawyer who is eligible to provide you, notary, in the documents.

Notarizing documents is extremely important and demands a lot of work and time. HHS lawyers can provide the best notary services in UAE and Dubai. We ensure that our approach is always professional and is helps or clients in any situation. If you are looking to notarize your documents, you can speak to one of our lawyers. Call us today.

M. Al Khairy, LL.B. is a Senior Partner of HHS Lawyers in UAE. Practicing law for almost a decade, he has in-depth knowledge on UAE legislation with particular expertise on legal drafting, contract drafting, labor disputes, family law, and regulatory compliance for business organizations. Al Khairy also provides counsel on legal rights and obligations in the UAE to clients, including individuals and businesses subject to investigation or prosecution under Criminal Law by major regulators. Read more