The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, or MOFAIC, oversees and coordinates the UAE’s ties with foreign nations and international bodies. In addition to supporting the goals of the nation’s foreign policy, this include participating in diplomatic missions, advancing the UAE’s interests and values on the world stage, negotiating and putting into effect international accords, providing consular services to UAE citizens abroad, and participating in international negotiations.
Automating its attestation services is something that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) is focusing on. Clients that make a declaration will include invoices in their submission to the customs authorities as part of this effort. Dubai Customs must submit this information electronically with MOFAIC and mark the invoice’s attestation number as a new attribute in the pertinent instructions.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR MOFA ATTESTATION IN THE UAE?
MoFA attestation services in the UAE are extended to everyone who falls into the following categories:
How much is the MOFA Attestation fee?
MOFA Attestation fee for personal and educational certificates, whether issued in the UAE or outside the UAE, will cost AED 150 for each document, plus the courier fees. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai (MoFAIC) has standard rates applicable for each document category, regardless of their origin of issuance.
MOFA Attestation fee for Commercial Certificates:
The cost of MOFA Attestation for commercial certificates, whether issued outside the UAE or inside the UAE, is AED 2,000 each. These certificates may include, but aren’t limited to:
What are the Certificates that MoFAIC does not Attest?
- National Identity Cards
- Domicile Documents
- Immovable Property Documents
The MOFAIC exceptions will be applied to the following imports:
For this Electronic Document Attestation System (EDAS), additional terms are also given. The situations listed below are all those that will not be affected by the EDAS attestation and declaration changes:
- Goods with invoice value below AED 10,000
- Personal Imports
- Import from GCC Origin
- Import into Free Zone
- Transit Import
- Diplomatic, Police & Military, Charitable societies & International Organizations
- B2C E-Commerce movements
How do I certify my MOFA documents using the MoFAIC App?
You can follow the steps below if you’re applying for certificate attestation for the UAE via the MoFAIC App.
- Download the MoFAIC app
- Sign up for your account
- Log in to your account
- Select “My Tasks”
- Select “Business Services” or “Individual Services”, depending on the type of the certificate
- Click on the “Attest Official Document, Certificates” option
- Complete the steps with the necessary information.
- Attach the certifications that you want to get attested.
- Select the payment option and make the payment.