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The UAE government recognises the need to attest various documents in an effort to verify them. This procedure applies to all.
It is essential for an expatriate seeking a work permit, family residence visa, school admission or permission to set up business here. It is also necessary for single party undertakings or agreements between multiple parties.
Documents are attested or legalised and notarised by different authorities to certify their authenticity before these can be used in any government or business transactions.
There are companies in the country that specialise in document attestation services. They come in handy for individuals who are unable to complete the task personally.
These companies usually handle documents such as birth, marriage, death, medical, employment, educational and salary certificates; legal heirship, divorce papers, power of attorney, commercial documents, change of name documents, documents from consulates and police clearance, among many other important papers.
Most attestation firms offer value-added services such as free pickup and delivery all over the UAE, 24/7 customer care support, online tracking system and quick processing.
Attestation service fees vary across companies.
• Attestation covers personal, commercial papers
• Process could vary according to the documents
• Most attestation firms offer free pickup, delivery
Source: Shabnam Mondal, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer