True copy attestation is a process of certifying a photocopy of an original document as a certified true copy. True copy of a document is usually required for official purposes to confirm that the document is authentic and was not forged. Basically, a lawyer or a solicitor cross-check the original documents and sign and stamp the photocopies with a note “I certify that this document is a true copy of the original”. Usually, the true copy attestation in Dubai is done for following documents, although they are used or submitted outside the UAE:
- Utility bills
- Tenancy contracts (EJARI)
- Application forms
- Academic documents
- Experience certificates
In UAE, true copy attestations of personal documents are generally done by lawyers. As for commercial documents (license, share certificate, commercial registry etc.), certain authorities that issued the document can certify its true copy or they can be certified by a lawyer as well, depending on the requirements of the authority where the document is submitted to.
On the other hand, some jurisdictions (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom etc.) require various legal documents to be witnessed and stamped by a lawyer or a solicitor, to be valid. Our lawyers can act as a witnesses to signatures for the following documents typically used in foreign countries:
- Application forms
- Power of attorney documents
Documents witnessed by a lawyer are used for number of purposes including immigration or residence visa applications, registering a company, selling and/or buying a real estate, bank account opening and presenting the documents to courts.
What are the steps of true copy attestation in Dubai?
This is a general overview of steps that must be completed to do a true copy attestation in Dubai. Process may vary from document to document.
- Step 1: Make sure that your document is an original one. Concerned authorities or lawyers cannot make certified copies of copies.
- Step 2: Confirm what sort of true copy attestation is required. Should it be done by a lawyer or by the authority that issued the document?
- Step 3: Make a copy of the document on white paper; do not use colored paper.
- Step 4: Submit the original document and a copy of it to a lawyer, notary or concerned authority (depending on your requirement) for stamping the copy as a true copy.
- Step 5: A lawyer or notary or concerned official verifies the original and stamps and signs the copy of the original with remarks that the original was verified and the copy taken form the original.
If you are signing a document and require your signature to be witnessed by a lawyer, then your personal presence is mandatory.
We certify true copies of the original documents as well as can witness your signature on various legal documents to be used in number of jurisdictions such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Malta, Bulgaria, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Hungary, Portugal, ST. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia etc.
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