Legal Documentation

An Apostille or commonly known as super legalization is the legalization of a document for international use.

An Apostille certificate verifies that the document to which it relates is authentic and has been checked in its country of origin. Once this certificate or stamp has been attached the document is legalized and is acceptable to overseas authorities in countries that have joined the Hague Convention. Requirements vary from country to country and many countries that are not party to the Convention also recognize Hague Apostille Certificates. Those that do not may require further embassy legalization.
The Government of UAE requires all educational certificates, professional or academic or Masters emanating from to be attested by the UAE Embassy where the certificate is issued from for further attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Government before grant of UAE Visa. The UAE Government accepts educational certificates attested by their Embassy provided the certificates were also attested first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that particular country of origin.

Why do I need an Apostille?

In order for documents to be accepted and recognized abroad in another country, they will most likely need to be legalized for authenticity. The body or organization which you are presenting the documents to should be able to advise you whether you need to have them legalized / Apostilled. You can obtain advice generally from the relevant Government Department, Educational Establishment, Embassy, and Consulate.

Which documents needed for Apostille?

An Apostille is required for educational certificates such as degree certificate, diploma certificate, school certificate (high school certificate, higher secondary certificate, transfer certificate (TC) and also for personal documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate, power of attorney, affidavits and many more.