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United Arab Emirates
Document Legalization

Steps to UAE documents


Make sure your document is notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/State/ local office.


The document must then be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first.


If one of the UAE Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over your state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization.

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  1. The document to be authenticated, submit both the original and a complete set of photocopy.
  2. Proof of Accreditation (if applicable).
  3. Washington Express Document Processing Request Form.
  4. Other supporting documents a consular officer may request.

United Arab Emirates Consular Fees:

  • US State Department $20.00 per document

Corporate & Legal Documents

Fee: $546.67

  • Appointment/Distributor
  • Article of Incorporation, Registration
  • Assignment
  • Authorization of Agent
  • Board Resolution
  • Business License
  • Business Registration
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Distribution Agreement, Agency…etc
  • Financial Statement
  • Free Sale Certificate/EP
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Price List
  • Resolution
  • Trademark Application
  • US Patent Application

 Fee: $41

  • Diplomas/degrees
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service (4-7 business days): $260 per document

*The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing times where a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office. Multi-document discounts may be offered depending on volume.

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Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the UAE Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

  • For educational documents, the UAE Embassy requires that you submit a Proof of Accreditation along with the U.S. Department of State attestation. The educational institution must be located in the U.S. and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). To show proof of regional accreditation, please visit the US Department of Education Database of Accreditation and print your institution’s accreditation information.
  • Educational documents (diploma, university degree, transcripts) must be authenticated separately.

Helpful Resources

Document Legalization Flow Chart

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Avoiding Embassy Document Rejection

Tips for successful document processing

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