There is always a challenge of getting valid documents for many travelers across the globe as they travel from one nation to another whether for business, residency or work purposes.
Should you decide to work and reside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), you need to realize that all Canadian documents need to be authenticated and legalized by UAE embassy in order to be accepted by authorities in UAE. Usually, Canadian documents get legalized by UAE embassy in Canada as it is an official UAE government representative authority in Canada.
The validation process of Canadian documents for use in UAE take several steps, the last of which is legalization of documents by UAE embassy in Canada.
First step will be to notarize your Canadian documents, the second step is to authenticate them by Canadian government authority, and the last step will be to legalize authenticated documents by UAE embassy or Consulate in Canada.
How to notarize Canadian documents for use in UAE? Does the UAE Embassy in Canada notarize them?
Notarization of documents in Canada is vital and you should not ignore it. At this stage, a notary public or a lawyer must notarize your documents as required by the law. You are then given a notary certificate in where at the end of your document, the appropriate, usually embossed seal is placed.
Not all documents require notarization as this process varies from one country to another. Hence, it is essential you contact the Legalization Service Centre for clarification.
Your documents must be authenticated before you travel to UAE. Birth certificates, marriage certificates must be authenticated before submitting to UAE Consulate for attestation
The Authentication process is carried out to confirm and certify that the seal and signature of the official who notarized the document is genuine. In addition, it validates the position of the official who is authorized to issue or approve documents so that such documents can be internationally recognized. It should be noted that authentication of documents does not legalize its contents nor make it credible and genuine.
Authentication of Canadian documents is carried out by the Global Affairs Canada, or how it was called in the past: Department of Foreign affairs, Trade and Development Canada. Remember that it is highly recommended to authenticate your documents here in Canada before leaving for the United Arab Emirates because Canadian embassy in the UAE will not often authenticate Canadian documents.
There are a lot of documents which can be authenticated by the Global Affairs Canada. Few of them are given below:
- Birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates
- Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates
- Documents which originates in a foreign country
- Documents that originates in Canada in foreign language
- Medical Reports
- Education Documents
- Court documents
- Clearance letters from police
- Sworn affidavits
- Documents indicating power of attorneys
- Health certificates from Canada
- Commercial documents, etc.
Get your Canadian documents attested by UAE Embassy in Ottawa. University Degrees, Transcripts, Powers of attorney must be attested by UAE Embassy in Canada
The last stage of the validation process is legalization. The authenticated documents are verified and attested by the UAE consulate to be used in the United Arab Emirates. UAE embassy official will place its signature and a seal on the document making it legal to be used in UAE.
If you need your university degrees validated by UAE consulate, make sure to send official transcripts to UAE consulate first before presenting your original documents.
Having explained this process, you need to understand that it may be tedious, complex and time consuming especially when you do not pass through a Canadian Agency nor familiar with the UAE embassy requirements. Here in Canada, a renowned and trusted company that specializes in assisting people get documents notarized and authenticated is Legalization Service Centre.
A lot of people who traveled abroad either for residency, work or business purposes have gotten their documents attested through LSC.
Legalization Service Centre, a seasoned, approved and experienced agency provides highly professional service of getting your documents notarized, authenticated and legalized even in the most economical way meeting UAE Embassy requirements.