United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a non-apostille country that has special requirements for document legalization called Embassy Legalization. At Washington Consular Services, we take great care in processing your documents and we provide the highest level of service--your account representative will keep you apprised through every step of the process. Learn more about the WCS premier legalization process.

For volume document pricing discounts, please contact us at 866-255-3627.

Document Types and Pricing

Here are the categories of documents and a breakdown of pricing for United Arab Emirates (UAE):

Government Issued Documents

Government issued documents are any document or certificate issued by the Federal government. Not sure what qualifies as a Government Issued Document? Find out >>

UAE Embassy fees vary greatly based on document type. If you don’t see your document listed below and would like a quote, please contact us. PRICING BREAKDOWN:

Legalization Fees (U.S. Dept of State + Embassy Fees)
Certificate to Foreign Government (CFG) (original) $608
Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP)(original) $608
U.S Patent Application $608
Trademark Application $608
Free Sale Certificate/EP $608
Birth Certificate, Fingerprints, etc. $53
Certificate of Good Conduct $53
WCS Service fee (incl. messenger) $75

U.S. Dept of State: 4 days, Embassy: 6-9 days
$128 or $683 total

General Documents

General documents are any document or certificate NOT issued by the Federal government. This is the largest catch-all category. Not sure what qualifies as a General Document? Find out >>

UAE Embassy fees vary greatly based on document type. If you don’t see your document listed below and would like a quote, please contact us. PRICING BREAKDOWN:

Legalization fees* (Notary + D.C. Treasury + U.S. Dept. of State + Embassy fees)
ISO Certification $628
Certificate to Foreign Government (CFG) (copy) $628
Certificate of Pharmaceutical Pro duct (CPP) (copy) $628
Design Certificate $628
Export Certificate $628
General Power of Attorney $628
Resolution $628
Distribution Agreement, Agency, etc $628
Article of Incorporation, Registration $628
Appointment/Distributor $628
Authorization of Agent $628
Assignment $628
Board Resolution $628
Certificate of Incorporation: $628
By Laws $628
Certificate of Good Standing $628
Price List $628
Financial Statement $628
Education Document (diplomas, degrees)** $73
Power of Attorney (Personal) $628
Declaration of Conformity $628
WCS Service fee (incl. messenger) $90

*Not all steps are necessary depending on how the document comes to us. This price reflects if all of the steps were necessary. Please contact us for a personalized quote. **In addition to the US Department of State attestation, please be advised that a Proof of Accreditation is required. The educational institution must be located in the US and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). To show proof of regional accreditation, please visit the CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs and print your institution’s accreditation information.


D.C. Treasury: 2 days, U.S. Dept of State: 4 days, Embassy: 6-9 days

$163 or $718 total

Commercial Shipping/Export-related Documents

Documents like Commercial Invoices (CI) or Certificates of Origin (CO), etc used for shipping products out. Not sure what qualifies as a Shipping Issued Document? Find out >>

Special Requirements:

  • The minimum requirements for any shipments to UAE are that a CO and CI must be legalized at the Consular Section of the Embassy here in Washington DC. A Commercial Invoice (CI) must be legalized together with its Certificate of Origin (CO).
  • In order for the document to be recognized by the Embassy, it first needs to be verified by a Verification Agent at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer,& Feld. (The Embassy will no longer recognize certifications by the NUSACC.) WCS submits documents to the Verification Agent. All WCS clients must submit to the UAE Document Verification Terms and Conditions in advance of, or with, their first submission of a document for the Verification Agent.All documents must be original and must be notarized and chamberized by the local chamber of commerce where the documents originated.The fee for verification will be the same: however, documents that are rejected for any reason whatsoever, and need to be re-submitted for verification, will be charged at $10.00 per page.
  • We need original documents plus three photocopies per Embassy requirements


Legalization fees (Notary + Akin Gump + Embassy fees)
Certificate of Origin (CO) $85
Commercial Invoice (CI) based on its value:
$1.00 – $2,500.00 $70
$2,501.00 – $7,500.00 $100
$7,501.00 – $15,000.00 $160
$15,001.00 – $22,500.00 $220
$22,501.00 – $37,500.00 $280
$37,501.00 – $62,500.00 $340
$62,501.00 – $125,000.00 $430
$125,001.00 – $250,000.00 $490
$250,001.00 – $500,000.00 $640
For values above $500,001.00, please visit the UAE Embassy’s fee calculator icon_newWindow
WCS Service fee (incl. messenger) $90

Turnaround time in business days. Please account for additional time based on your selected return mail method.
Starts at $245

Note on Pricing

WCS offers competitive pricing and discounts for regular and high volume customers. Please contact us for more details. The process and pricing for your documents largely depends on what type of document it is, what country you are legalizing for, and how many steps we must take to get your document authenticated in the appropriate manner. Please note that the price breakdown listed above is for reference purposes only. Prices may vary based on additional requirements and requests. Specifically, if your document requires out of state processing based on jurisdictional requirements, there will be an additional charge. WCS works with each customer to confirm pricing once a request is submitted.


WCS accepts major credit cards, company checks, Cashier's checks, or Money Orders made payable to: Washington Consular Services.

Submit Your Request

Are you ready to move forward to submit your documents? Great! Just complete the Submit a Request form.
When sending us your documents, please remember to:
  • Include the original documents (signed, notarized, or state-issued documents)
  • Include a photocopy of the documents
  • Include a prepaid return envelope or UPS/FedEx account number for us to send the documents back to you. If you prefer, we can ship using our FedEx account and charge back to you.

Embassy Addresses

UAE Embassy in U.S. Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 3522 International Court, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20008 Phone: (202) 243-2400 Fax: (202) 243-2432 http://www.uae-embassy.org/ icon_newWindow U.S. Embassy in UAE P.O. Box 4009, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel. +971-2 414 2200 http://abudhabi.usembassy.gov/ icon_newWindow

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