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What you Need for Attesting French-Issued Documents for the UAE

As a citizen of France or simply someone with French-issued vital documents, you may be faced with the need to legalize the same before entering such a radically different nation as the UAE. Measures like these serve to dispel worries over the genuineness of your documentation, and make your stay in the Emirates as smooth as possible.

The General Process for Legalizing (Attesting) Documents from France

  • Attestation from the a notary or the Ministry of Education in France
  • Attestation from the an Apostille or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France
  • Attestation from the Consulate or Embassy in France
  • Attestation from the UAE’s Ministry of foreign affairs

Documents Required

  • Passport copy
  • Declaration form
  • Original certificate(s)
  • Power of Attorney (if needed)

Based on the type of document (personal, educational, or commercial) for which you need attestation services in Dubai, the following requirements would apply. They mainly differ in terms of the authority in the origin country, which is required to handle attestation, other than the Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself.

Requirements to Attestation of French-issued Personal Documents

  • Legal translation done from France (if needed)
  • Notary seal from France
  • Apostille or Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation from France
  • Consulate or Embassy attestation from France

Requirements for Attestation of French-issued Educational Documents

  • French Attestation In UAE

    French Document Attestation

    Legal translation done from France (if needed)

  • Ministry of Education attestation from France
  • Apostille or Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation from France
  • Consulate or Embassy attestation from France

Requirements for Attestation of French-issued Commercial Documents

  • Attestation from government department or concerned authority in France
  • Apostille or Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation from France
  • Consulate or Embassy attestation from France

Whether the processed documents are accepted or rejected is based on the judgment of the government authorities handling them on each side. The requirements stated too could change as time goes on, mainly because new laws are put into place for various reasons. This makes it complicated for average person or small group to try and get their document attested without help. For speedy and sure French attestation in UAE, it is best to get in touch with a service that has a commendable track record, such as Reliance World Attestation, for instance. With the right experience and knowhow, we can significantly expedite the process for you.