One of the first requirements while going through an important procedure in the Emirates will be authenticated certificates. You will need attested educational documents when you apply for a job or try to join a university for higher studies. Attested certificates will ensure smooth processing of your application.
If you are not aware of the attestation procedures, every simple step will feel very challenging to you. So, get advice from someone who has gone through the same to avoid hassles while attesting your educational documents.
Why do I have to attest my certificates?
When you move to a foreign country, you have to prove the authorities of that country that the documents you submit are legally valid. Document attestation is the act of authenticating your documents in order to validate your credentials.
How to attest my degree certificates?
For an educational document to be legally verified in UAE, it must have gone through attestation or legalization procedures.
The following are the usual procedures you will have to go through, for your degree certificate attestation.
Attestation from your home country:
Prior to coming UAE, Your documents must be legally verified from your home country or from the country the certificate was issued. In most of the countries, this is under the Ministry of foreign affairs of that country.
Attestation from UAE Embassy:
After getting attestation from the Foreign affairs department, go to the UAE embassy in your country along with the attested copies. These documents will be checked and verified from the embassy.
Attestation from UAE :
Finally, these documents should be attested by the Ministry of foreign affairs in UAE. The fee for this varies depending upon the document you want to attest.
Obtaining a true copy of lost certificate
If you lost an original certificate or if you need a true copy, you can get one from the Dubai courts Notary Public. A scanned copy of the original certificate will be saved in archives. A Certified copy can be used instead of an original certificate. Following are the steps for getting a true cop.
1. Get an Arabic request from a certified typist after submitting your original document or copy which has the archive number.
2. Go to the DCNP branch during morning time with the original or copy of the document which has the DCNP sticker along with the Arabic request.
3. Pay the fee after verifying your identity and get a true copy stamped DCNP-True copy along with the date.
Consult with someone experienced in these procedures in advance to avoid troubles.