Legalizations & other documents

Legalization is an administrative act whereby a foreign public document is validated, by verifying the authenticity of the signature on the document, and the capacity in which the signatory of the document has acted.

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Legalizations
In order to legalize original documents in this Embassy you must make sure that they are signed and stamped either by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain (MAEC) or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE (MOFA) regardless of whether seals from other institutions are required.
In order to legalize translations, the legalized original document must also be provided. Translations without this legalized original document are not valid in Spain.
 
Required documentation:
· Original stamp by MAEC or MOFA
· Consular fee: 28 AED per document / stamp.
Payment must be made in cash.
 
Submission of application:
· Embassy (appointment needed)

Legalized documents can be collected after 3 days (counting from the reception by the Embassy) in the same place where they were presented.
 
True copies
Required documentation:
· Original and photocopy of the document to be certified.
· Consular fee: 12 AED per document.
Payment must be made in cash.
Submission of application:
· Embassy (appointment needed)
Original documents and certified photocopies can be collected after 3 days (from the reception by the Embassy) in the same place where they were presented.
 
Certified translations
This Embassy is authorized to verify translations of documents written in English and Arabic attesting the agreement between the translation and the original text, but lacks translation service of its own. You can obtain an updated list of translators - sworn interpreters appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in the following link

The usual procedure is for the person who wishes to verify a translation to provide the original document legalized to be translated and the translation of the document, the Embassy being limited to verify it and attest to its accuracy.
 
Required documentation:
· Original document and photocopy.
· Translation of document
· Consular fee: 121 AED per document.
Payment must be made in cash.
 
Submission of application:
· Embassy (appointment needed)
 
The original documents and the certified translation can be collected after 3 days (from the reception by the Embassy) in the same place where they were presented.
 
Signature Legitimation
In order to legitimize the signing of a document, it is necessary to get to the Embassy in person with the passport and the document (NOT SIGNED YET) to proceed with the signing of the document in front of the corresponding consular official.
 
Required documentation:
· Original document
· Passport or DNI
· Consular fee: 24 AED per document.
Payment must be made in cash.
 
Submission of application:
· Embassy (appointment needed)
 
The original documents with the legitimation of signature can be collected after 3 days.

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