Legalisation from the United Arab Emirates

Consular Legalisation of Vietnamese documents for use abroad

Docsbase Consular Services is a leading UK and Ireland translation, Apostille and global legalisation company, and we can offer you an innovative and convenient solution for your UAE consular services and document legalisation requirements.

We work with both private and corporate clients, and we have an in-house team of solicitors and lawyers available to certify and legalise your documentation, providing a high level of service for our clients worldwide.

We are specialists in Apostille legalisation, authentication, and consular and embassy legalisation of private and corporate documents, and since we’re experts in this field, you can rest assured that we have all the key knowledge of essential requirements when dealing with UAE documentation for overseas use, or alternatively, international documentation for use in the UAE.

We handle the entire process for you, therefore, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you won’t be missing any stamps or essential documents.

What Does The Term Apostille Mean And Is Apostille And Consular Legalisation In UAE Different From Other Countries?

 Apostilles are certificates that are issued officially from a country’s government then added to documentation so that they can be recognised as official when they are presented to the authorities overseas.

Once a document has had an Apostille attached, its signatures and seals are confirmed to be authentic, and therefore, the documents can be presented to any country that recognises the Apostille where they are accepted as true and valid without any additional evidence or proof necessary.

Documents from Ireland or the UK that are intended for use in the United Arab Emirates must have both an Apostille, and also additional legalisation from the UAE embassy.

Both personal and corporate documents require attestation by the United Arab Emirates embassy if they are to be accepted in the UAE. Some documents require certification by a solicitor before receiving an Apostille stamp and legalisation at the UAE embassy.

Which Documents Must Be Apostilled And Legalised For Use In UAE?

 Documents that are commonly Apostilled and legalised for used in UAE include essential civil records like birth and marriage certificates, documentation with regard to legal proceedings, and key business records like commercial register extracts and registration certificates.

The documents that can be apostilled and legalised for use in the UAE include:

  • Marriage, divorce, death and birth certificates
  • Copies of passports
  • Criminal record and police clearance certificates
  • Medical reports for visas
  • Powers of attorney
  • Driving licenses
  • Diploma, college, university, school, and post-graduate degree certificates
  • Primary school certificates
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Letters of introduction
  • Commercial register extracts
  • Notarised document copies and translations
  • Court decisions
  • Business records including tax registrations

What Are The Differences Between Consular Legalisation Of Documents And Apostille?

 The terms Apostille and legalisation may mean similar things, but they aren’t the same. These two terms may both be used to refer to the legalisation of documentation from one nation in order for it to be recognised in another country, but the processes are different.

Apostilles are added to documents issued in one Apostille Convention member country so that they can be recognised in all the other member nations. On the other hand, consular document legalisation certifies documents so they can be recognised in a country which isn’t a member country.

Usually, consular legalisation is carried out for documents that are already Apostilled but that are going to be presented in a non-member country like the UAE.

The UAE, along with other non-member countries, demand that documents are submitted to a local embassy or consulate to obtain an additional level of legalisation so the preliminary certification can be verified. This is a complex process and it has to be done in-person. This is why professional agents are required.

Which Type Of Legalisations Do We Carry Out For UAE?

 We offer an extensive range of certification and legalisation services for UAE and other countries. These include:

  • Legalisations of certified translations – Typically, a local authority will accept only documents that are in the official language of the country. Our in-house translation company,, provides official translations as well as official certifications or legalisations of documentation.
  • Visa Work – We’re proud to have an in-house visa services company called We can, therefore, legalise a range of documents that are required during the visa application process of our clients, whether they’re visiting the UAE for business, tourism, study, immigration, or employment purposes.
  • Notarial Work – Our in-house public notaries are able to supply simple and affordable notary services that suit your individual requirements. Our notaries are able to certify true copies as well as signature verifications for a variety of purposes.
  • Apostille (MOFA legalisations) for documentation that is intended to be presented to another Apostille Convention country.
  • Consular legalisations for documentation that is intended for use in a country from outside the Apostille Convention including the UAE.

Why Use Agents When Legalising Documentation?

If you use Docsbase Consular Services, you can take advantage of many benefits if you need documents to be legalised or Apostilled. These benefits include:

  • Our expert service – we have a highly experienced team on board who have many years of expertise in the industry, and who have a close working relationship with staff in embassies. Our team remains fully up-to-date with all recent changes in requirements and pricing, so you can rest assured that we will overlook nothing.
  • Peace of mind – we only ever use providers of supporting certification that is guaranteed to be accepted by an embassy or consulate, so you’ll waste no time or money.
  • Affordable pricing – we offer our legalisation service every day in bulk, so we can offer low processing fees that save you money.
  • Convenient location – we have offices in all of the major jurisdiction such as London in the UK, Dubai in the UAE, Washington in the USA and Zurich in Switzerland.
  • Short completion time – we’re proud to complete orders for our clients 40% more rapidly than our competitors. This is because we’re approved agents and therefore need waste no time on organising couriers overseas, setting up embassy and MOFA accounts and carrying out research.

Using Docsbase Consular Services represents your very best option for your document legalisation and Apostille needs, so contact us now.