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What is Marriage Certificate Attestation
Marriage certificate has to be attested by the authorities in the home country and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the UAE for the usage of the same for various purposes. The marriage certificate contains the personal details of the couple, information regarding place, details of witnesses and date of marriage. The marriage certificate has to be attested by the competent authorities for considering it as a legal entity for any type of official requirement in the UAE. There are a number of attestation services in the UAE, who can help you in attestation of marriage certificate and other documents.
The marriage certificate has to be initially attested by the home department in the country of origin. Subsequently by various departments/ government offices, Embassy of the UAE Or UAE Consulate in the home country. The final attestation is done at the MOFA in the UAE.
Purpose of Attesting Marriage Certificate
The purposes of attestation of marriage certificate are elaborated below.
For including spouse’s name for health benefits
You may be having health insurance or life insurance from insurance agencies/ government organisations located in the UAE. The wife/ husband’s name has to be included in the relevant documents for receiving any benefits from the scheme. The spouse’s name has to be endorsed in the claim document for insurance claims during any unfortunate incident.
The marriage certificate is the document that proves the relation between the couple. However, an unattested marriage certificate does not have any validity. Therefore, an attested marriage certificate has to be submitted for requisite documentation.
For bringing a spouse to the UAE on a resident visa
The marriage certificate is the sole document that will certify that you both are an officially married couple. An attested marriage certificate is an essential document for obtaining a resident visa for your spouse.
Inclusion of spouse’s name in the passport
You may be having a passport which was acquired when you were a bachelor. The attested marriage certificate is required for inclusion of your spouse name in the passport.
Joint purchase of property in the UAE
You along with your spouse is planning to buy property in the UAE. The registration formalities have to be completed in both your name. It necessitates an attested marriage certificate.
Children’s passport application
The parents’ name has to be endorsed in the documents whilst applying for a passport for your child. It has to have a valid, attested, marriage certificate that affirms that he/ she is the child of an officially married couple.
A divorce application necessitates attested marriage certificate.
Admission of a wife in the hospital for childbirth
An attested marriage certificate is the testimony that you are a married couple. The same will be sought by hospital authorities for admitting your wife for delivery.
Process of Attesting Marriage Certificate
The process of attestation of marriage certificate involves four segments. Attestation of the marriage certificate by the home department in the country of origin, attestation by MOFA or Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at the home country, attestation by Embassy or Consulate of the UAE, final attestation by MOFA in the UAE. Let’s have a look at each step.
Attestation by the Home Department
The marriage certificate will undergo scrutiny at the home department. It will be dispatched to the authority where the certificate was issued for confirmation from the official data held there.
The issuing authority will compare the certificate with the data held in the ledger/ computer system. It will be signed and sealed by the competent authority at the issuing office and will be returned to the home department. With the attestation of the home department, the certificate will be forwarded to MEA.
Attestation by MOFA or MEA
The external affairs department will examine the attestation by the home department. The marriage certificate will be thoroughly checked by MEA/ MOFA for any kind of irregularities. If there are any concerns or areas requiring clarifications, the certificate will be returned to the home department. Post necessary clarifications, if any, the certificate will be attested by MOFA/ MEA of the home country and forwarded to the Embassy or Consulate of the UAE in the home country.
Attestation of the marriage certificate by the Embassy of the UAE
The marriage certificate will be attested by the Embassy or Consulate of the UAE in the country of origin. They will rely solely on the remarks and attestation by the home department and MOFA.
Final attestation by MOFA in the UAE
Subsequent to attestation of the marriage certificate by the Embassy of the UAE in the home country, the marriage certificate has to be submitted to MOFA in the UAE. The officials at MOFA will undertake a thorough scrutiny of the marriage certificate prior to attestation. Post attestation by MOFA in the UAE, the marriage certificate could be used for all the official purposes in the UAE.
The marriage certificate is an important document. Only a reliable attestation agency in the UAE should be approached for attestation of the marriage certificate. Since, if misplaced, the procedure for obtaining a duplicate marriage certificate is complicated and worrisome. Prime Global Attestation Services is one of the leading attestation services in the UAE. They have been undertaking certificate attestation of educational, non-educational and commercial documents on behalf of clients. The promptness in ensuring time-bound attestation, credible performance and relentless effort to ensure the best outcome has been reasons for success. Prime Global handles the marriage certificate carefully. It will be dispatched and returned through reliable courier partner only.
They have offices in India, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and many other countries. Their representative will arrive at your place for collection of the documents/ certificate for attestation. Prime Global team at the home country will follow up and ensure timely completion of attestation of the marriage certificate. The attested marriage certificate will be safely handed over to you at your location.
Prime Global follows a well-tuned process to complete the marriage certificate attestation on behalf of you. They offer different types of services to suit the requirements of clients.
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