Documents issued in France must be attested before using them in the United Arab Emirates. Since France is a member of the Hague Convention, its legalization is through Apostille – around 119 countries accept Apostilled documents. However, the UAE is not an Apostille country. Foreign nationals must get their documents attested to live, study, or work in the country.
You must complete full France attestation for French certificates attestation, then UAE attestation.
What Is the Procedure for French Certificates Attestation for UAE Use?
1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation in France
For French educational documents or certificates, a Certified True Copy of your certificate will be issued. The attestation authorities will accept it for the legalization process. You can also use attested Certified True Copies abroad.
French authorities only accept its original certificates during attestation for French personal documents or certificates. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not accept certified True Copies of personal French certificates in France and the UAE Embassy in Paris.
Please note that French personal certificates only have 3 months validity. Once invalid, you need to request new certificates for the attestation process.
2. UAE Embassy attestation in Paris
After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation in France, we will send your documents to the UAE Embassy in Paris. Without the UAE Embassy attestation, you cannot use your documents in the UAE as its Ministry of Foreign Affairs will reject the attestation.
3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation in the UAE
After French attestation completion, we will send your documents to the UAE for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs final stamping. Once this step is done, your certificates or documents are already fully-attested and can be used legally in the UAE.
For more information, please contact our team by calling our UAE hotline at +971 58 648 2332. We are also available on WhatsApp.