Apostille and Legalisation Requirements in the United Arab Emirates

Documents for use in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwan) require legalisation by the Consular Section of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

The fees per document are as follows:

Certificate of Registration or Incorporation – £410
Memorandum & Articles of Association – £410
Company Record of Achievements – £410
Certificate of Good Standing – £400
Private/General Power of Attorney – £30
All other documents – £30
Urgent fee – £30 per document

The document to be legalised must be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office where the fee for certification is £75 per document.

It should be noted that the Consular Section of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates will not legalise documents from Israel. If a Notary Client needs a bill of sale to be used in the United Arab Emirates, legalisation is made through the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. The fee is £24.75 + VAT plus the consular fee (see above).

Clients should remember to bring two copies of each document and that the name and address of the consignee or agent should appear on each document.

The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is located at:

6 Belgrave Square,
London
SW1X 8PH

Tel. 020 7245 6688

The Consular Section of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates is located at:

48 Princes Gate,
London
SW7 2QA

Tel: 020 7589 1281
Fax: 020 7584 0989

For further information regarding our Notary services in the UAE and other countries, please contact M D Pryke at matthew@mdpryke-notary.com.

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