Monthly Archives: March 2012

Attestation Guide

Special Cases – we can help

There are endless scenarios involved in documents requiring attestation. Our customers often have documents that fall into the following “special cases”: 1) For our British customers, where the document has been partially attested, for instance, the document has already been legalised at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK, but hasn’t been attested at [...]


Partnering with Corporate Human Resources and PRO Departments

Expat Docs can provide guidance to your new joiners in more than one way: 1) We can develop bespoke information to be included in your new joiner package to guide new employees through the document attestation process. This can be tailored to reflect exactly how you company interacts with new employees – for instance, some [...]

Attestation Tips

Police Clearance Sometimes Required

Employers in the UAE will ask you for a set of documentation in order to begin processing your new employment contract and the required Ministry of Labour contract and residency visa. This can include: – attested university degree (level of attestation to be clarified by your PRO) – attested marriage certificate – attest birth certificates [...]


A Note from Expat Docs – Document Verification

Expat Docs offers a free service to all of our customers – document verification. You can send use your document, free of charge, to and we will verify that the relevant government agencies will accept the document for the purposes of attestation for use in the UAE. This can all be done over email, [...]

General Information

No Spam, No Sketchy Backlinks

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Attestation Tips

Why does it take so long to get a document attested?

In most cases, documents must go through at least three steps prior to coming back to the UAE as “attested” as follows: 1) Certification / notarisation by a local solicitor or Notary Public in the relevant country. 2) Authentication / legalisation by the relevant countries Department of Foreign Affairs / Foreign Office 3) Attestation at [...]