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Get documents attested in Dubai or get a true copy of an original

Any undertaking by a single party or agreement between two or more parties may require an attestation. Some typical documents that need to be attested include marriage certificates, establishing commercial agent, withdrawal of partnership, clearance certificates, individual’s maid contracts with some consulates etc.

The concerned party or individual must first visit Dubai Courts Notary Public, followed by Ministry of Justice and finally The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. tip: You do not need to take leave from work for attestation as you could use a proxy, or personally go yourself after work, since the Al Twar & Al Barsha branches are also open from 4 pm to 8 pm. The document, once attested by Dubai Courts, can be given to any representative to get further attestations at the other two ministries. However, true/certified copies of an original can only be obtained in the mornings.
Step One: Dubai Courts Notary Public (DCNP)
Go to Dubai Courts Notary Public with minimum 2 original documents and all original supporting documents including passport/valid ID. If your original document needs to be in both English & Arabic, ensure that it has been legally translated & stamped on every page.
At reception, take the token and meet Notary who will verify the document. Take a new token and meet second official who will re-verify your documents and compare your signature. You will be sent to the cash counter to pay AED approximately 110 for each notarization. (100+10 for knowledge fee). Collect documents from second official and return to Notary who will store one original in the archives.
DCNP Branch Locations: Please note that attestations are no longer being done at Dubai Courts. Branches are open at Al Twar Centre in Al Qusais and Al Barsha from 7.30 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8pm. There are also two branches in DED & DM, but they follow regular government office timings.
Al Twar Centre
Al Qusais, Tel: 04-2639000
Al Barsha/Bur Dubai Traffic Department
Tel: 04-3111300
Step Two: Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is on the 5th floor of Al Serkal Building, Near Dnata/Airport Cargo Village, Dubai.
Go personally or send representative. Pay AED 52 at reception and you will be redirected to one of the rooms for the stamp, which takes place in a few minutes.
Step Three: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in Bur Dubai in the Bastakiya area, near the Omani and Jordanian consulates. Fees for various documents might differ though the average fee is AED 150 per document.
Get a true copy of an original document from Dubai Courts Notary Public
Dubai Courts Notary Public (DCNP) always takes one original for scanning and archive purpose. This means that if you ever lose your original or need a true/certifed copy, you can always obtain one from DCNP) for a small fee. The true/certified copy is legally recognized and can be used in place of the original document. Note that this service is only available in the mornings. Here are the steps:
1. Go to an authorized typist and get Arabic request typed, after showing your original or copy with the DCNP sticker which has the archive number. (Costs about AED 15)
2. Take your original, or copy showing the DCNP sticker & Arabic typed request to DCNP branch during morning hours.
3. Show proof of identity, pay AED 30 and receive a printout from DCNP computer which will be stamped with date and DCNP 'True Copy'

Published Date : 31/05/2011
Last Modified : 30/12/2013































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