Legalisation

General Information

 

All documents (including academic qualifications) presented to the UAE Embassy’s Consulate Section for Legalization must first be certified by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) or other relevant local authority (such as the Governors’ Offices of JerseyGuernsey & Isle of Man, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland.

 
Documents from British Overseas Territories will require attestation by the Government of the territory in question prior to submission to the FCO for certification.
Please note that the UAE Embassy is not able to legalize foreign documents. All submitted documents have to be attested or apostilled separately.

The FCO will accept for certification original documents which have been signed by:

  •             the Registrar of Companies
  •             the Registrar of Births, Marriages & Deaths
Other UK documents submitted to the FCO will first need to be either authenticated by a solicitor or notarized by a Notary Public. For more information on the Legalisation by the FCO, please visit Legalisation Office (FCO)

Documents from the UAE will need to be endorsed by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs before legalization by the UAE Embassy in London.

Power of Attorney and similar legally binding documents should be original and signed in the presence of a Notary Public prior to the attestation.
 
 
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Contact Information:
 

Address

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
Hanslope
Milton Keynes
MK19 7BH
Telephone Enquiry Line: Open from 12:00-15:00 Monday to Friday
 
UK Callers: 03700002244
International Callers: +442070085959
 
Please note that before you send your documents to the Legalisation Office, the FCO strongly advises that you read How to Apply Page.  
 
  
 
Our Contact Information
 

Address

General Contact Information

48 Prince's Gate
London
SW7 2 QA
Tel: +442078088306
       +442078088351
       +442078088354
Fax: + 442075840989
E-Mail: legalisationuk@mofa.gov.ae

 

 
 
 
Hours of Operation
 

Embassy:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 to 15:00

Consular Services: Visas, Passports & Legalisation
                                

Monday – Friday: 10:00 to 13:30 (Document Submission)
14:00 to 15:00 (Document Collection)

 

Please note that on the auspicious occasion of Eid Al-Fitr Al-Mubarak, the UAE Embassy in the UK will be closed from Monday, 28th July to Friday, 1st August, 2014. The Embassy will resume work as usual on Monday, 4th August, 2014.

 

The Legalisation section of the Consular Department will resume operations with a reduced team from Thursday 31st July, 2014.

 
Fees Per Document
 
Fees must be paid in cash, by postal order or bankers draft (drawn on a bank in the UK) made payable to UAE Embassy. Please write your name address and telephone number on the back.  Cheques and cards are not accepted.
 

If you are posting the documents from the UK, you will need to enclose a covering letter (including an e-mail address) and self-addressed stamped envelope.  However, if you are sending your documents from abroad, you will need to arrange collection, after we have notified you by e-mail that your documents are ready. If you are arranging a courier collection, please instruct the courier to have a pre-filled airway bill as we do not offer that service. 

 
    

Certificate of Registration or Incorporation

£400

Memorandum & Articles of Association as one document

£400

Company Record of Achievements

£400

Memorandum or Articles of Association

£400 each

Company Trade or Financial Report

£400

Certificate of Good Standing

£400

By-Laws

£400
 
 
 

Commercial or Company Power of Attorney 

£400

Agency Agreement or Company Contract

£400

An Assignment or an Authorization for registering Trade Marks and Patents

£400

Any other Company or Commercial Document

£400

A Company Undertaking Certificate

£400

Certificate of Incumbency

£400
Certificate of Compliance, Conformity and Health       £30
Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice, and Analysis £30
Personal Power of Atorney (i. e. buying or selling a vehicle, a plot of land or a property, etc. 30 each
 
 
All other documents cost £30 each.
 
 
 
Collection of Documents
 
The Embassy now offers same day service, therefore 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 £30.00, 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 £30.
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 themself.

However, applicants who used to reside in the Emirate of Dubai will have to send their application directly to the Dubai Police in the UAE.
 
Applicants will need to obtain their fingerprints from the police department of their country of residence, which will be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or other relevant authority and subsequently, submitted to the UAE Embassy in London for legalisation.
 
After the certificate is legalised by the Embassy in London, the applicant will forward it themselves to the Dubai Police Department at the address below, together with:
 
  • Two personal passport size photographs 4 x 6
  • Photocopy of the passport bearing the residence permit
  • Photocopy of the current passport if different and
  • A Banker's draft for $35 made payable to Dubai Police H.Q.
 
 

Address

General Contact Information

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

 

 
 
For more information on an online request for the Police Certificate of Good Conduct, please click here.
 
 

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.