Legalization of French Documents

Legalization of documents for use in France

Documents issued in the United Arab Emirates which are intended for use in France, must be submitted to the French Consulate in Dubai or French Embassy in Abu Dhabi after being stamped and attested at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (MOFA).

Documents must be translated into French by one of our certified translators before (or after) submitting them to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Legalization of french documents for use in the UAE

Documents issued by French authorities in France which will be used Dubai or Abu Dhabi should be legalized, usually following this authentication process:

  1. Create a true copy of your original documents (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris;
  2. Attest the seal of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Paris;
  3. Once in the UAE, the document should be attested by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
  4. After the legalization the document in French should be translated by one of our certified translators, in English or Arabic. The translation then must be submitted to the French Consulate, which will revise and validate it. The translation is then ready for submission to the local authority (e.g. Immigration department for issuing of the residence visa)

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