Legalization of Documents
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
Los Angeles, CA. 90067
The Consulate accepts money orders or cashier's check only, 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 UAE Embassy's Consular Section if you have any questions: (310) 551-6534.
Steps for the Legalization of Documents
- 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.
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.
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: Consulate General 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.
Corporate and Legal Documents
|Fee: $546.67 each||Fee: $546.67 each|
|General Power of Attorney||
Certificate of Good Standing
Free Sale Certificate/EP
|Distribution Agreement, Agency...etc||
|Article of Incorporation, Registration||
Financial Statement (if more than one year are included the fees will be charged $546.67 per year)
|Authorization of Agent||
Certificate of Existence
|Certificate of Incorporation||
|US Patent Application||
The UAE Consulate 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
Education Document (diplomas, degrees)
Documents must be separate
Birth Certificate, Fingerprints, etc.
Power of Attorney (Personal)