Since the onset of the global pandemic, the UAE government has introduced a more innovative and convenient process for completing several procedures online. Individuals from outside the UAE have found it difficult to travel due to international travel bans and restrictions, and those with expired Emirates IDs have had a hard time completing and attending to their personal, legal, or business affairs in the UAE.
The Notary Public in the UAE has now introduced a process to notarize legal documents online, known as e-notarization. The e-notarization process is a very simple procedure and involves notarizing the POA and other legal documents remotely through a video call.
We, at JustPOA, can help you with the e-notarization process. We will make the process seamless and provide end-to-end assistance for the same. As the principal of the POA, all you need to do is join the video call with the Notary Public officer for identity verification purposes. Below is the complete information to help you understand the process of the e-notarization.
The e-notarization process typically takes 2-3 working days after finalization of the power of attorney.
The same documents that you provided for the drafting process are required to be submitted to the relevant government departments for the e-notarization process. Hence, you would be required to submit a clear scanned copy of the documents. It must be noted that the scanned copy must not be tilted or blurred.
Following are the documents that are typically required for the preparation and online notarization of the power of attorney:
- Passport copy of the principal.
- Residence visa and Emirates ID (if applicable and is mandatory for the e- notarization process at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department).
- Any relevant document depending on the required POA.
E-notarization with Dubai Courts Notary Public
This process will be conducted through any mobile application that supports video calling in the UAE (for example, BOTIM). The principal of the POA will have to attend a video call with the Notary Public officer for identity verification, and also to verify the powers to be given on the power of attorney.
Please be informed that all powers of attorney that are notarized by the Notary Public with this option are issued electronically and in Arabic only. Hence, there are no physical hard copies of the Powers of Attorney.
E-notarization with Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
This process is only applicable to those principals having a valid Emirates ID. This process excludes POAs with purposes of selling properties.
This online process will take place through a mobile application called Cisco WebEx. The principal of the POA will have to attend a video call with the ADJD Notary Public officer for identity verification, and also to verify the powers to be given on the power of attorney.
The Notary Public would then issue the notarized POA with an additional page that will verify the authenticity of the document.
We, at JustPOA, can assist you with the preparation and notarization of your power of attorney in the UAE. Get in touch with us and prepare your UAE power of attorney today.