Degree Attestation

College and university degrees (Bachelor, Masters and PhD) are attested in the United Arab Emirates Embassy only if the degrees are issued by Canadian Institutions. Degrees or other academic documents issued outside Canada can be attested at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in the country of issue (or nearest United Arab Emirates Embassy, if not available in issuing country).



  • Please note that as of May 1, 2016, all Documents/Certificates, mailed in or submitted in person to the UAE Embassy – Ottawa, MUST be accompanied by a completed and signed legalization Form (FORM).
  •  If documents are submitted to the Embassy without a completed form, the documents will be returned to you without a legalization stamp.
  • For all Documents issued in the GTA, please refer to the important announcement section and complete the Consulate General of UAE - Toronto legalization Form.


Please follow these guidelines when requesting a degree attestation:


1.)     Submit a notarized copy OR original of the Degree to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada for attestation. (Please see LEGALIZATION General Information) Please note that the authentication of documents by DFATD is free of charge.


2.)     Submit the legalized degree to the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, along with the fees for attestation. (Please see FEES)


3.)     An original transcript MUST be mailed directly to the Embassy from the issuing institutions in a sealed and signed envelope (verification purposes). Transcripts delivered in any other form, or ones that are hand-delivered, are NOT ACCEPTABLE. The Embassy will not attest degrees before receiving the transcript.


United Arab Emirates Embassy

125 Boteler Street

Ottawa, ON.

K1N 0A4

Attn: Consular Section



Processing Time


Regular Service

3-5 business days

$54.00CAD/ document

Expedited Service

Submit before 12:00 pm

 Same Day

$54.00CAD/ document


Note: If the document is to be returned by mail, please provide a prepaid return envelope (Canada post Express post envelope or computer generated waybill from any courier of your choice) with the parcel.


Documents can be picked up at the Embassy Monday – Friday between 2:00PM - 3:00PM


NOTE:  Any INCOMPLETE document submitted for legalization to the Embassy will be retained for a maximum of two months upon receipt.  If requirements are not completed within the proposed time, documents will be disposed of safely and confidentially. If prepaid return envelope is provided, the embassy will return your document.

Money orders, certified cheques or drafts issued to the Embassy are non-refundable.


The Embassy ONLY accepts money order, certified cheque or bank draft issued in Canada, made payable to: UAE EMBASSY-OTTAWA