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Demystifying MOFA Attestation: Everything You Should Know

MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) attestation is a critical process for anyone dealing with official documents in the UAE. Whether you're a resident, a business owner, or planning to move to the UAE, understanding MOFA attestation is essential. This guide will demystify the process, requirements, and importance of MOFA attestation.

What is MOFA Attestation and Why is it Important?

MOFA attestation is the final verification of documents by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. It's a stamp or seal that authenticates the document for use within the UAE. This attestation is crucial for:

  • Legalizing documents for employment, education, or business purposes.

  • Ensuring the authenticity of documents from other countries.

  • Complying with UAE regulations for foreign documents.

Step-by-Step Process of MOFA Attestation

  1. Document Verification: Initially, the document needs to be authenticated in its country of origin.

  2. Embassy/Consulate Attestation: The document is then attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of origin.

  3. MOFA Attestation in UAE: Finally, the document is attested by MOFA in the UAE.

Documents Required for MOFA Attestation

  • Original document to be attested.

  • Passport copy of the document holder.

  • Other supporting documents depend on the nature of the document.

MOFA Attestation Fees and Centers

The fees for MOFA attestation vary based on the type of document. MOFA has several centers across the UAE where you can get your documents attested. It's advisable to check the latest fees and the nearest center on MOFA's official website.

Online MOFA Attestation: A Convenient Option

MOFA offers an online attestation service, which is a convenient option for those who cannot visit the centers. This service allows you to submit your documents electronically and receive the attested documents via courier.

MOFA Attestation Timings and Working Days

MOFA centers typically operate from Monday to Friday, with specific working hours. It's recommended to check the exact timings of your nearest center for a smooth experience.

Is MOFA Attestation Mandatory for a UAE Visa?

Yes, MOFA attestation is mandatory for certain documents like marriage certificates, educational certificates, and commercial documents when applying for a UAE visa.

Common Questions about MOFA Attestation

  • How long does MOFA attestation take? The process can take a few days, depending on the nature of the document.

  • Can I get MOFA attestation for any document? MOFA attestation is applicable for most official documents, but it's best to check specific requirements for your document type.


MOFA attestation is a vital step in ensuring your documents are legally recognized in the UAE. Understanding this process can save you time and hassle, especially when dealing with official procedures.

Need Assistance?

For assistance with apostille, embassy, and MOFA attestation in the UAE, contact Amazon Attestation Services at +971545820984, or visit our website at Our team is equipped to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience. We offer MOFA attestation services across the globe and in all seven emirates of the UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

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