True Copy Attestation in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE
A certified true copy is a document issued by a lawyer with his signature and stamp confirming that the document in question is a ‘true copy’ of the original document. True copy attestation is typically required for documents such as passports, DEWA/utility bills and employment letters by government authorities, embassies, consulates, banks and other private institutions around the world.
What is a true copy attestation in Dubai and across the UAE?
A certified true copy is a document issued by a lawyer with his signature and stamp specifically stating that the document is a true copy of the original document. For example, a passport true copy is a photocopy of an original passport (typically the main page with photo) with the signature and stamp of a lawyer stating that it is a true copy of the original passport. In some cases, the lawyer may write specific wording confirming the true copy if there is a written guideline/requirement from the institution requesting the true copy.
Who needs true certified copies of documents?
The certification is often required by various government departments, embassies, consulates and private institutions around the world in order for them to rely on and accept copies of original documents for transactions requested by the document holder. A true copy attestation is thus an important part of document verification.
Our clients in Dubai and across the UAE typically request for the certified true copy of passports, utility bills and various other documents to fulfill the requirements from third parties and government departments across the world in the following situations:
- Immigration to various countries including but not limited to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA and United Kingdom.
- Setting up all types of companies including but not limited to offshore companies around the world.
- Property sale and purchase transactions.
- Offshore bank account opening.
- Submission of documents to the courts around the world as part of litigation process.
Lawyers providing certification services for us are trusted by embassies, consulates and government departments across the world.
Which documents do we accept?
The following documents can be certified as true copies through us:
- Utility bills (i.e. DEWA bill etc)
- Telephone bills (Etisalat and du)
- Bank statements
- Tenancy contracts
- Employment and experience letters issued by employers
- Marriage certificates
- Degree or other educational certificates
- Application forms
We may still be able to help you in case your document is not listed above. Please contact us so we can advise if we can have your document certified.
What is the difference between notary and lawyer attestation in the UAE?
We often receive requests from our clients for notary attestation of their documents in Dubai and across the UAE. The true certified copies in the UAE are however issued by lawyers instead.
How do we provide this service?
Step 1: You will first need to place the order for document certification through the website by selecting the number of documents you wish to have certified.
Step 2: We will then provide you an appointment at a time convenient for you.
Step 3: You will need to attend a meeting with the original document where the lawyer will sign and stamp cop(ies) of the original documents.
We provide hassle-free and seamless service by arranging for the certified true copies of original documents through our affiliated law firms in Dubai and the UAE.