Before the presentation of any document, to this Embassy, for attestation, they require first to be legalised or attested by, either the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or Governors' Offices of Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Islandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, according to the region where the document originated.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will only, accept the original documents which have been signed by: The UK Registrars of, Companies, Births & Deaths & Marriages, but other UK documents should be first authenticated by a solicitor or notarised by a Notary Public as a preliminary to their legalisation.


Documents from the UAE need to be endorsed by the UAE Ministry for Foreign Affairs before this Embassy could attest them. Documents from British Overseas Territories will require attestation by the Government of the Territory concerned prior to submission for the FCO legalisation.


The Embassy will accept academic qualifications from the United Kingdom, Iceland and the Republic of Ireland, only, provided they are first legalised or attested either by the FCO, the Icelandic or the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as applicable.




Power of Attorney and similar legally binding documents should be original and signed in the presence of a Notary Public prior to submission to the FCO or other relevant local authority.


British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Contact Information:


General Contact Information

For Customers in the UK:
The Legalisation Office
PO Box 6255
Milton Keynes
MK10 1XX
For Customers from Overseas:
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Hanslope Park
Milton Keynes
MK19 7BH
Telephone Enquiry Line: Open from 12:00-15:00 Monday to Friday
UK Callers: 03700002244
International Callers: +442070085959
Legalisation by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

The Embassy will not legalise foreign documents.

Documents apostilled in a bundle are not accepted they should be certified or leglised separately.

Our Contact Information


General Contact Information

Legalisation Department
48 Prince's Gate
SW7 2 QA



We do not offer appointments, first come first served.


Hours of Operation 


Monday – Friday: 09:00 to 16:00

Consular Services: Visas, Passports & Legalisation

Monday – Friday: 09:00 to 14:00 (Document Submission)
14:30 to 16:00 (Document Collection)

Fees Per Document

All fees payable to the UAE Embassy will only be accepted using one of the following methods: Cash, Postal order or Banker’s draft drawn on a bank in the UK, personal cheques and/or cards are not accepted at any time.


Cash payments will only be accepted if lodged by hand, provided that the total amount do not exceed £1000.00 (one thousand pounds sterling).

Cash payments of any amount, sent by post, will not be accepted.


Postal orders or banker’s draft should be made payable to the UAE Embassy in the exact due amount (please write your full name, address, e-mail and telephone number on the back). Should the payment exceed the due amount, the UAE Embassy will not offer refunds.


Please state clearly in the covering letter the number of documents and the exact amount you are enclosing. Should the enclosed amount be insufficient the documents will be kept pending until the correct amount payable is received.


If you are posting the documents from the UK, please enclose a covering letter (including an e-mail address) and self-addressed stamped envelope. It takes tree working days to post document back. If posting from Europe, USA, Canada or Australia then you could add an extra £10 for postage and enclose a self-addressed envelope with the covering letter. If posting from the rest of the world then please arrange collection, we will notify by email when documents are ready for collection (if by a courier then the courier should have a pre filled airway bill, we do not offer this service).


Certificate of Registration or Incorporation


Company Record of Achievements


Memorandum or Articles of Association

£500 each

Company Trade or Financial Report


Certificate of Good Standing




Commercial or Company Power of Attorney 


Agency Agreement or Company Contract


An Assignment or an Authorization for registering Trade Marks and Patents


Any other Company or Commercial Document


A Company Undertaking Certificate


Certificate of Incumbency

Certificate of Compliance, Conformity and Health       £37.50
Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice, and Analysis £37.50

Personal Power of Atorney (i. e. buying or selling a vehicle, a plot of land or a property, etc.

37.50 each
All other documents cost  £37.50 each.

Collection of Documents
Documments lodged in person will be  ready for collecton the same day from 14:30-16:00 hrs. 

Police Clearance Certificate from the UAE
Obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate / Certificate of Good Conduct from the UAE requires the applicant to have their fingerprints taken by the police in their country of residence and subsequently attested by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK or other relevant local authority (such as: the Governors’ Offices of Jersey, Guernsey & Isle of Man, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland). Once the certificate is obtained, the UAE Embassy in London will attest it for a fee of £37.50, as well as provide the applicant with an application form which they have to fill in and either lodge it or post it to the Embassy with the following: 
  1. Two personal passport size photographs 4 x 6
  2. Photocopy of the passport bearing the residence permit
  3. Photocopy of the current passport if different
  4. Payment of 115DHS in bank notes
  5. A stamped self-addressed envelope and
  6. A further fee of £37.50

The Embassy will forward the above documents on behalf of the applicant to the relevant authorities in the UAE, who will conduct the appropriate investigation and issue the certificate accordingly. If successful, the certificate will be returned to the UAE Embassy for legalization, after which it will be sent to the applicant in the self-addressed envelope provided by themselves.

Please note that the quickest way to obtain the certificate is, if you still have connections in the UAE then, those connections, should inquire from the UAE police if they could hand them your application, on your behalf, but please ensure they have the Police Clearance certificate (when they receive it) certified by the UAE Ministry for Foreign Affaires before sending it to you.


Individual who used to reside in the Emirates of Dubai could if they wish send their application directly to Dubai Police.



General Contact Information

Permits & Certificates Section,
Dubai Police General H.Q.
Dubai Police General H.Q.
P.O. Box 1493
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +97146096412 / 6096418
Fax: +97146096408 / 6096440



Shipping Documents, Commercial Invoices and Certificates of Origin
The UAE Embassy does not accept invoices and Certificates of Origin directly from individuals or businesses. These should be referred to the Embassy through the Arab British Chamber of Commerce or the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, whichever is applicable, via local Chambers of Commerce.