Middle East Document Legalisation

Working in the Middle East

The Middle East is widely regarded as a growing hub of prosperity in a time where many Western countries are stagnating. An abundance of jobs, high wages and the absence of personal income tax has incentivised many to pursue employment in the Middle East.

If you are planning to make this transition you should be aware of the requirements surrounding the legalisation of your documents.


Many people emigrate to the UAE for work, retirement or otherwise and this is evident when considering the demographics of Dubai which is made up primarily of expatriates. The high standard of living and tax free earnings attract many people seeking work.

The next step for successful applicants making the transition is the attestation of their documents. In most cases this will involve legalising the highest professional qualification they have obtained.

When applying for a family visa it may also be necessary to attest marriage and birth certificates where appropriate.

We recommend contacting your future employer for clarification on exactly what documents are required in your case as this can vary from role to role.

Our fully inclusive UAE embassy attestation service is typically completed in 5-6 working days and is as simple as sending your original documents to us.

Please see out website for more information on our UAE attestation service.


As with the UAE, Qatar is rising in popularity as a desirable place to work. Over the last decade the economy in Qatar has grown significantly and this has led to the creation of many jobs, particularly in the construction and teaching sectors.

Prospective employees moving to Qatar will often be asked to attest their documentation. As of June 2016 the Qatar authorities have implemented some new regulations with regards to the attestation of academic documents. Individual academic documents can no longer be legalised on their own. In addition to the professional qualification candidates must also legalise:

(1) Transcript

(2) A covering letter from the issuing body confirming the following points:

  • The qualification and certificates authenticity
  • The mode and type of study (e.g. full-time, part-time, distance learning, e-learning, face to face)
  • The place of study and place where the examinations were held
  • The awarded title of the certificate issued (Degree BSc or BA, Masters MA, or Doctorate PhD)
  • The duration of the course studied
  • The actual dates of study start date and end date)

Certain roles will also require applicants to attest a police background check. There are several organisations that can issue such a document such as:

  • NPCC
  • ACPO
  • ACRO
  • Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS)
  • Basic Disclosure
  • Enhanced Disclosure
  • Disclosure Scotland

It is essential that you check with your future employer as to which documents are required in your case. Our fully inclusive Qatar attestation service is typically completed in 7-10 working days. Please see our website for more information on the Qatar embassy attestation service.


Kuwait is rich in both culture and job opportunities. Before moving to Kuwait it is essential that you attest the requisite documentation.

For most jobs, this will be the highest professional qualification and a criminal record check where fitting.

Applicants seeking a family visa may also be asked to attest the birth and marriage certificates of their family.

As with any country we recommend contacting your future employer to confirm the document requirements.

Our fully inclusive Kuwait attestation service is typically completed in 4-5 working days. Please see our website for more information on this service.

Do you need more information?

We have assisted many happy customers pursuing employment in the Middle East with their document legalisation needs. If you need any further guidance on this please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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