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How to Get Apostille and Legalization Japan Documents in UAE

Navigating the process of getting Japanese documents apostilled for use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a complex task. Whether it’s for business, legal, or personal reasons, understanding the procedure for the Apostille and Legalization of Japanese documents is crucial. This blog provides a comprehensive guide on how to apostille Japan documents in the UAE, and how Amazon Attestation Services can assist you through this process.

Understanding Japan Apostille and Legalization

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a form of certification set out by the Hague Convention, which authenticates the seals and signatures of officials on public documents issued in a country that is a party to the Convention. Japan, being a member of the Hague Apostille and Legalization Convention, requires certain documents to be apostilled for them to be recognized in the UAE.

The Process of Japan Apostille and Legalization

1. Notary Public Certification

The first step is to get your Japanese document certified by a Notary Public in Japan. This step confirms the authenticity of the document.

2. Legal Affairs Bureau

After notarization, the document needs to be taken to the Legal Affairs Bureau in Japan for further verification.

3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Attestation in Japan

The next step involves getting the document attested by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This attestation is necessary for the document to be recognized by the UAE authorities.

4. Embassy/Consulate General Attestation

Once attested by MOFA in Japan, the document should be taken to the UAE Embassy or Consulate General in Japan for final attestation.

Legalization in the UAE

After completing the above steps in Japan, the document needs to be further attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE. This final step ensures that the Japanese document is fully legalized and recognized for use in the UAE.

Key Considerations

  • Translation: If the document is in Japanese, it may need to be translated into Arabic or English by a certified translator.

  • Time Frame: The entire process can take several weeks, depending on various factors such as the type of document and the processing times of each authority.

  • Fees: Each step in the process involves certain fees.

How Amazon Attestation Services Can Help

At Amazon Attestation Services, we specialize in providing expert assistance in the verification and legalization of documents from Japan and the UAE. Our services include:

  • Guidance on Documentation: We provide comprehensive support in preparing and organizing all necessary documents.

  • Liaison with Authorities: Our team liaises with relevant authorities in Japan and the UAE to ensure a smooth legalization process.

  • Efficient and Reliable Service: We ensure a hassle-free and timely attestation process.


Obtaining an apostille for Japanese documents for use in the UAE involves a detailed process of verification and legalization. Understanding each step and seeking professional assistance can greatly simplify this task. For expert help with your document legalization needs, contact us at +971545820984 at Amazon Attestation Services in the UAE.

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