Many people have doubts on how birth certificate attestation is important to someone intending to visit or stay in the UAE. Following is a look at how it helps to make sure that this and other documents are attested, before you use them inside the country.
Is it Required That a UAE Visa Applicant Supply an Attested Birth Certificate?
Every adult requires a passport to acquire a visa to a foreign country, such as the UAE, for instance. This means that from the immigration standpoint, birth certificates in attested format are only needed for children lacking passports.
Where Else are Attested Birth Certificates Required?
In cases where you supply an authorized body based in a foreign country with your birth certificate, it is required that the same have been attested from your country of origin. This validates the document before the assessing party. One good example is when you wish to sponsor a child to the UAE, in which case, his or her birth certificate would need to carry attestation from the issuing country, so that it could be validly used for one or more of the following purposes.
- Applying for a fresh passport
- Visa application (for a child without a passport)
- Admission to a school or other educational institution (the birth certificate would essentially be proof of age)
- Name change at school, or on a government-related document
The process of attestation for Dubai or UAE can be completed in the country, which issued the document in question. In order to make this usable in the UAE, attestation should be done by the issuing country’s Ministry of External Affairs, respective home department, or a corresponding UAE embassy. After you have completed the required birth certificate attestation Dubai recognizes said certificate as valid. The following documents would need to be furnished for a birth certificate to be attested in this manner.
- The original birth certificate(s)
- Visa copy
- One passport copy
- Authorization letter
- 2 photographs
Attestation does not require the certificate holder to be present within the issuing country’s borders at the time, which means another party can see it through on their behalf. In fact, some companies specialize in end-to-end attestation services. Such specialists delivering attestation services in Dubai, are typically highly appreciative of the importance as well as any urgency involved, and offer the following to each customer.
- The provision to have your document attested and delivered in minimal time
- The option to track the package online, ensuring you know its whereabouts at all times
- Pick-up-cum-drop-off service for customers residing in the UAE