Legalization of Documents

General Information

All documents must be submitted by hand or sent to the following address:

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Ste. 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90067

The Consulate accepts money orders or cashier's check only issued by a U.S based bank, made payable to: The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles.

A prepaid, self-addressed return envelope or airway bill is required. Note: do not put the UAE Consulate as the return address. Write your name and address for the sender and recipient of the return envelope or airway bill. Putting the UAE Consulate name or address anywhere on the envelope or airway bill will result in considerable delays.

The Consulate requires a minimum of 3 business days to process any document.

Please contact the Consulate if you have any questions: (310) 623-5604.

Steps for the Legalization of Documents

  1. All legal documents need to be attested by the U.S Department of State prior to sending them to the UAE Consulate. For the US Department of State requirements, please call 202-647-4000 or visit their website.
  2. US Department of State

    Visit or send the document to the US State Department Authentication Division in Washington DC.

    Important: Please have the documents returned to you, not the UAE Consulate. This helps avoid the loss of documents during transit, and confirms that the Department of State processed your document.

  3. UAE Consulate

    Send or bring the authenticated documents along with these items to the UAE Consulate for final authentication:

    • Money order or cashier's check with the appropriate fee (list below, fees are per document), payable to The Consulate of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles.
    • If you send the documents, include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope. Write your name and address for the sender and recipient of the return envelope or airway bill.
    • Please do not combined documents , document must be attested separately

Fees (Per Document)

Corporate and Legal Documents

Fee: $600 each Fee: $600 each
General Power of Attorney

Certificate of Good Standing

Resolution

Free Sale Certificate/EP

Distribution Agreement, Agency...etc

Price List

Article of Incorporation, Registration

Financial Statement (if  more than one year are included the fees will be charged $600 per year)

Appointment/Distributor

GMP Certificate
Authorization of Agent

Sanitary Certificate

Assignment

ISO Certificate

Board Resolution Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Incorporation

 

By Laws

 

US Patent Application

 

Trademark Application

 

Business License

 

Business Registration

 

FDA Certificate

 

Change of Address

 

 

Educational Documents

The UAE Embassy requests the following for educational documents:

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.

Personal and Education Documents

Fee: $45 each

Education Document (diplomas, degrees).  Documents must be separate

Birth Certificate, Fingerprints, etc.

Marital Status

Power of Attorney (Personal)

Certificate of Good Conduct

FAQ's

How do I get my diploma, university degree, transcript, birth certificate, death certificate, marriage license, police records, police report, personal power of attorney certified and attested?

If the document(s) is issued to you by a US government entity or a US institution, you must first have it authenticated by the US Department of State Office of Authentication in Washington, DC. Please review the US Department of State requirements for authentication. These include:

  • Attest and certify the document(s) with a notary (notary public or notary at a local court).
  • Have the document(s) legalized at the local Secretary of State office. Check the list of Secretaries of State to find one in your area.

For any questions about the above, please contact the US Department of State.

Once you have received your authenticated document(s) from the US Department of State, bring or mail the document(s) to the Consulate of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles with a money order for the appropriate amount ($45.00 for each certificate) payable to UAE Consulate and a pre-paid return FedEx or express mail envelope. The mailing address of the UAE Consulate is:

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90067

The Consulate does not provide recommendations for couriers. To find one in your area, please check the local phone book or search online.

If your document(s) is issued to you by:

Can the Consulate recommend a service company that will help me legalize my document(s)?

No. The UAE Consulate does not give referrals or bear responsibilities for outside document service companies.