MOFA and Translation Services available in the UAE
Are you having your documents attested by us, for use in the UAE? Then you’ll know that the process usually involves a few common steps.
FIRSTLY, you send us your documents or have them collected by our specially allocated couriers.
SECONDLY, we’ll have them sent safely to the country of origin, where they’ll be legalised by the relevant government department and attested at the UAE Embassy.
THIRDLY, we send them back to you (or anywhere else you need), safe and sound!
This is the general process for attesting a document for the UAE, though different documents from different countries may have other processes they have to go through first. A birth certificate from the UK won’t have the same process as a degree certificate from Russia, for example. For most documents to be accepted by your employer however, additional steps may need to be undertaken.
If your document isn’t originally in either English or Arabic, it will need to be translated before it’ll be accepted by the UAE Embassy in your country.
Fortunately, Vital Certificates can provide this service for you. Our translations are Ministry of Justice certified, so they’re guaranteed to be accepted by the UAE Embassy in your country. If you have a UK document, this step won’t be required.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Certification
Your documents will also need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai before they can be accepted by your employer. This involves sending the document to our Dubai office who will personally send the documents to MOFA on your behalf. Once this process is completed, the documents can be sent back to you, or to an address of your choice. This usually incurs an extra charge and may change the timeframe your order is completed in. Please contact us for more details.
These two additional steps can be vital towards getting your documents attested for the UAE and accepted by your new employer, so you should take care not to forget them! If you think your documents need translating, or would like us to perform the MOFA certification on your behalf, feel free to call us on +44 (0)333 220 7362, or fill in the form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!