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Express Attestation

When you have to use a document that is not issued from United Arab Emirates in the region, then you will be asked in getting the document authenticated. Other countries call this process legalization. In the UAE, it is the attestation of documents. Authentication, attestation, or legalization is the official process the verifies the authenticity of signatures, stamps, and/or seals in documents.

Before starting the attestation process, there is a need to check with the department that will be using the document as they may have specific requirements. There are those that require the following:

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How long the attestation takes?

How long the attestation takes?

Express attestation takes seven to fourteen working days. Authentications will be given by different Ministries of Foreign Affairs and sent to embassies abroad. Express attestation is a service provided by HHS Lawyers to those who wish to have their documents processed as quickly as possible.

The attestation of different kinds of documents involves documents sent to different government departments for cortication that the documents are genuine and can be used legally in other countries. An example of this is Indians who currently live in the UAE. For their educational degrees to be accepted within the UAE, they have to undergo the process of attestation by appropriate consulates and embassies in India and UAE. The whole purpose of the attestation of the certificate is to ensure that it can be recognized in a foreign jurisdiction, such as UAE, without any reservations.

Take note that the process of document attestation for educational certificates is different compared to the process of evaluating foreign educational documents.

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Process of Document Attestation

Process of Document Attestation

Document attestation process involves several important steps. The first step is getting the documents that were issued outside of UAE authenticated where they originated. The step ensures that documents were issued legally and by appropriate authorities in the country where they were issued. Only government officials are able to provide verification on the authenticity of documents.

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Is apostille the same as the process of attestation?

An apostille is only used for document authentication, so a document can be used in a different country. It is attestation to ensure certificates are legalized so it’s admissible in countries that relate to Hague Convention.

Is attestation legally binding?

Attestation is the legal acknowledgement of a document’s authenticity and the verification which provides confirmation that all proper processes were being followed. The process of attestation is best carried out by professionals.

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