Legal Document Notarisation Services in the UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi

Legal Document Notarisation Services in the UAE

Legal Document Notarisation Services in the UAE

What is UAE document notarisation?

Notarisation is the process of legally certifying that a document or a signature is a true copy or authentic. This authentication process is completed by either a public notary or state appointed private notary. The notarial acts of Acknowledgements and Certified Copies are the most common acts required for the process of document attestation.

How do I get documents notarised in the UAE?

The notary public laws now allow registered lawyers to act in a private notary capacity to provide notarisation services. Alternatively, individuals can request notarisation services from the government notary public which are available at the courts’ governmental buildings and in other locations across the UAE.

The process of notarisation involves the following steps:

  1. The unsigned document is presented to a notary public or private notary.
  2. The signatories’ identities are verified by the notary public/private notary via proof of identity.
  3. The document is reviewed by the notary public/private notary.
  4. Upon completion of document review and identity authentication, the notary will observe the signatories’ signing the document. The notary will look out for signals of the signatories being placed under duress to sign.
  5. A witness known to the signatory or notary public/private notary is required to be present.
  6. This notarisation process is documented and recorded and added in the notary public/private notary journal.
  7. A stamp will be added to the document upon completion of the notarisation process.

Electronic notary public services are now being offered by the government of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The application involves uploading the required documentation and scheduling an appointment to enable the process to be finalised in just one visit. Many private notary offices are also offering an electronic service to save time and increase the efficiency of the notarisation process.

The process of attestation is also referred to as legalisation, as well as consularisation (which refers to the embassy of consular stamping part of the process). The process of attestation is also sometimes referred to as notarisation, although in the UAE, local document notarisation is exclusively undertaken by a local UAE notary public – see our page here for more information on UAE document notarisation.

How can PRO Partner Group assist?

Using a professional notarisation assistance service in the UAE can reduce the stress of ensuring that all the requirements are met for notarisation and reduces the risk of costly delays or errors. PRO Partner Group can assist in offering a full notarisation service for notarisation of UAE documents. We assist fully in reviewing, uploading and preparing the relevant documents, ID and supporting approvals, as well as coordinating with the individuals required to sign and scheduling the notary appointment to ensure the timely execution of the documents.

For further information and assistance with your document notarisation, legalisation and attestation/ consularisation within the UAE and overseas, or any other document related government liaison matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman and Qatar, please call us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 in Dubai, +971 (0)2 448 5120 in Abu Dhabi, email us on or complete the contact form below.

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