The Complete Procedure of MOFA Attestation in the UAE

In the UAE, MOFA attestation is a mandatory procedure in most cases to prove the authenticity of the documents and certificates required for important work, such as visa, study, and employment. All of the attestation services in the UAE for documents issued outside or inside the UAE are offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), commonly known as MOFA UAE. 

What types of certificates are attested by the MOFA?

MOFA attestation services are offered for a wide range of documents and certificates issued inside and outside the country. These services cover birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, educational certificates, divorce contracts, medical certificates, power of attorneys, and commercial contracts and invoices. 

What conditions are required to fulfill to apply for MOFA attestation?

Before you apply for MOFA attestation to get your documents attested, you need to keep the following things in mind:

  • All your certificates and documents must be original because MOFA doesn’t accept photocopies or laminated documents. 
  • The information present in the documents must be true. 
  • Foreigners who are applying for MOFA attestation have to first get their documents attested by the UAE Embassy or Consulate in their home country or the country of issuance. 

If you are meeting all these conditions, you are eligible to apply for MOFA attestation. 


Who can benefit from MOFA attestation services? 

MOFA attestation services are provided to everyone who falls in the category of citizen, resident, company, investor, student, or tourist. 


What is the procedure of MOFA Attestation?

To get your documents attested by the MOFA in the UAE, follow the given steps: