Indian Documents

The Embassy/Consulate also performs notarial functions like attestation of academic certificates, diplomas, marriage and birth certificates issued in India, power of attorney and other such documents executed by Indian citizens in India and UAE. The document to be attested must be presented in original with a photocopy and signed before the Consular Officer, who will verify and satisfy himself about the identity of the executant/deponent from his passport. The original passport and a photocopy to be presented for this purpose. The service is rendered the same day.

The Government of UAE requires all educational certificates, professional or academic, emanating from India to be attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate in UAE for further attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Government before grant of UAE Visa. The UAE Government also accepts educational certificates attested by their Embassy in New Delhi and Consulate in Mumbai provided the certificates were also attested first by the Consular Section of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (Counter at Ground Floor, Patiala House, Tilak Marg, New Delhi).

All certificates submitted to the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of India Dubai, for attestation should, therefore, be got first attested in India by the agencies detailed below:-

i) School Certificates : Concerned State Board of Secondary Education.
ii) Diploma/Vocational Training Certificates/ Experience Certificates/ Marriage Certificate, Birth or Death Certificate etc. : Authorised Officer of the Department of Home Affairs of the State where the institution, which issued the certificate, is situated.
iii) Degree/PG Certificate i) Authorised Officer of the Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Scholarship Division, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, (Address: A-I/W-3, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturbha Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001 Tel: 0091-11-3384501); and
(ii) Consular Section, (CPV Division), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, (Address: Ground Floor, Patiala House, Tilak Marg, New Delhi.

The certificate/documents for attestation should be submitted to the Embassy/Consulate along with a photocopy of the certificate/document and a copy of his/her passport. The original passport should be presented for verification and return. Private firms applying for attestation of documents should submit a written request stating the purpose of the attestation.

Note: All applicants should identify themselves by presenting the original passport. (In case of submission by a company, a request letter on company letter head and duly signed by the authorized signatory of the firm should be attached).

Nature of Certificate Requirements
1) Marriage Certificate i) Original Certificate duly attested/ authenticated by the Home Department (General Administration Branch) of the concerned state and its photocopy.

ii) A copy of the passport.

2) Birth Certificate i) Original Certificate duly attested/ authenticated by the Home Department/ General Administration of the concerned state and its photocopy. Photocopy of parent’s passport, indicating page bearing resident visa.
3) Driving Licence i) The Driving Licence in original duly attested/ authenticated by the Home Department (General Administration Branch) of the concerned state and its photocopy.

ii) Sworn Affidavit (in duplicate) in the format prescribed.

iii) A photocopy of the first five pages and the page bearing the resident visa of applicant’s passport and his license.

4) Other documents i) Original document duly attested by the General Administration Branch of the concerned state (or the concerned Department/ Ministry of the State Govt.)

ii) A photocopy of the first five pages and the page bearing the resident visa of the applicant’s passport.

5) Certificates/Documents, Salary Certificates, issued by organizations in the UAE (i) Original Document, duly attested by the UAE M/o Foreign Affairs (Consular Section)

ii) Photocopy of the document and passport.

6) Sworn Affidavit/ Power of Attorney i) Original Affidavit/ Power of Attorney with a duplicate copy to be signed in the presence of the Consular officer.

ii) The original passport and a photocopy of the first five pages and the page bearing the current valid resident visa.

iii) Personal presence of the Executant with the original passport before the Consular Officer is compulsory.

iv) A recent passport size photograph of the executant (and Attorney, if present) should be affixed on top of the front page of the Power of Attorney.

6) Religion Certificate i) A declaration in the prescribed form duly filled.

ii) Photocopy of the first five pages and the page bearing the current valid resident visa of the passport of the applicant.

7) Sponsorship Declaration i) Sponsorship declaration in the format prescribed – duly filled and complete in all respects.

ii) A photocopy of the first five pages and the page bearing the current valid resident visa of the passport held by the Sponsor/ Declarant.

iii) Either the salary certificate of the sponsor or a photocopy of his/ her residence visa.

[NOTE : SD is not attested in r/o women below 30 years and those brought by private companies on visit visa for employment]