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How To Notorize & Attest Documents from Third Countries for Immigration


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Hi, there,

We are going to start the process of visa application but have no clue how we can get our documents (namely university diploma, marriage certificate, children's birth certificates) issued outside our current country of residence notorized and attested in the US and Singapore where they were issued.

Would anyone have any experience in this and be able to point us in the right direction? Can't they all be notorized and attested in the country where we are residing now?

Thank you for all your help!

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Hi, there,

We did a little more research on the net and found that Emirates Post is now the only official agency that can carry out attestation of university diplomas. However, it appears that they will only accept physical typewritten forms on site and we cannot do this through the internet. This means we may just need to do this during our look-see. Anyone with experience in this? (Remember that we are not living in the country in which the degree was confered and will not be able to have the diploma notorized and attested personally there.)

It also looks like embassies of various countries in Dubai do have notorization services for documents issued in their respective countries. Has anyone tried that before?

Thank you again!


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Hi, there,

We did a little more research on the net and found that Emirates Post is now the only official agency that can carry out attestation of university diplomas. However, it appears that they will only accept physical typewritten forms on site and we cannot do this through the internet. This means we may just need to do this during our look-see. Anyone with experience in this? (Remember that we are not living in the country in which the degree was confered and will not be able to have the diploma notorized and attested personally there.)

It also looks like embassies of various countries in Dubai do have notorization services for documents issued in their respective countries. Has anyone tried that before?

Thank you again!
It will be great to have an answer on this. Me and my husband are South African that lives in France. We were married in SA as well. Where do we need to attestate our documents.
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Is attestation the same as apostilled? If so, we had to send all our documents back to the UK, to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. I did ask at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires and all they do is charge a big fee for sending the documents back to the UK on our behalf. It was cheaper to do it myself, although we still had to pay a fee of $48 per document.

Unfortunately, this was the only avenue we could take

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Thank you. I will try to find out where in South Africa I need to send it.

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It will be great to have an answer on this. Me and my husband are South African that lives in France. We were married in SA as well. Where do we need to attestate our documents.
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Nellie,

We are also South Africans (living in Ireland) and hoping to move out to Abu Dhabi soon. My understanding of the process is that the documents need to be certified/attested by both the issuing country and the UAE officialdom.

We had our documents attested by the South African Embassy over here in Ireland. Take the originals along with a copy and they will stamp it all. You then need to take this copy, again along with the original, to the 'Home Office' in the UAE and they will certifiy it as well. We had birth certs, marraige certs, passport page copies done.

If you are going on a 'scouting mission' it would be the ideal time to do this. We left it to the last day without relaising that the government offices are only open till luch time. So we will just have to do it next time.


We did not realise at the time we had to have the Educational things done so I'm not too sure how this works

Hope this helps,

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I know this is a silly question, but ;

1) What is meant by "Notorizing & Attesting Documents"?
2) Why do you need to do it?
3) What forms of Notorize documents are accepted?
4) Whats the difference between Notorizing & Attesting?

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I am totally confused at this point ..
we are from pakistan, studied and got married there, moved to Canada 10 yrs back..
now for us do we have to go to pakistan to get our marriage and educational documents attested , or can we take it to the embassy of pakistan here in toronto and then get them attested. also after the part 1 attestation do i have to take them to UAE embassy for attestation....

please let me know if you have an idea of the process .we only have 1 month to wind up and do all that .....
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I know this is a silly question, but ;

1) What is meant by "Notorizing & Attesting Documents"?
2) Why do you need to do it?
3) What forms of Notorize documents are accepted?
4) Whats the difference between Notorizing & Attesting?
To notorize and to attest documents is a legal way of confirming that the signatures are true and the person(s) has to sign in front of the notary who also signs as a witness.

I checked the meanings of both words and they appear to be the same.

Don't forget some people need to apostile and legalise documents. The difference here is that this is a way of confirming that an existing original document signature is true i.e. a birth/marriage certificate and the quickest and cheapest way is at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

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i called the pak embassy in toronto today and to my surprise they said if you want to get any document attested go to the ministry of foreign affairs in islamabad pakistan,i was shocked as i am in Canada for the last 15 yrs no family back home and the person on the phone is telling me to go back and get them attested.
with regret i have to say that our consulate is rude doesnt want to help and simply do not want to spend any time to explain...

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