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Step By Step Guide for UAE Attestation

Let us walk you through the process:

Step 1:

Check if your document/s already have a DFA Apostille (Department of Foreign Affairs) issued within 1 year as this is a requirement by the UAE Embassy. If not yet, please click here.

Please note that we cannot accept your documents for attestation if your documents have no DFA Apostille or have DFA Apostille but issued more than 1 year ago.

Step 2:

Identify the type of document/s you want to submit as we can only accept Personal and Educational types of documents. Please click here.

Kindly print and sign the Submission Checklist and Declaration Form and bring/send this along with your documents.

Step 3:

Prepare the fees to pay and how. Please click here. Kindly bring an exact amount.

Step 4:

Find the nearest VFS Attestation Centre from your location to submit your documents (including Submission Checklist and Declaration Form from Step 2) personally or via walk-in. We have one in Manila, one in Malate, and one in Cebu. Please note that you do not need an appointment to submit your documents personally. For their address, map, and submission timings, please click here.

Or, you may submit your documents via courier using the courier of your choice (LBC, 2GO, JRS, etc). You may also use Grab, Lalamove, or any other motorcycled courier to send us your documents. Please send your documents with your proof of payment (including Submission Checklist and Declaration Form from Step 2) to the address below.

Manila – UAE Attestation
VFS Global, Unit M01, Mezzanine Floor,
Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Ave.
Extension, Makati City,
Metro Manila 1231, Philippines

Important: Please ensure your documents have DFA Apostille before sending to us.

Step 5:


What happens when you arrive at one of the VFS Attestation Centres?

  • You must arrive between 9AM to 1PM to accommodate your submission.
  • You will login your name at the reception.
  • We will give you a token number and wait for it to be called.
  • After submission, we will give you a receipt and just wait for your documents to be delivered to your declared delivery address using LBC.


What happens when your documents arrive at the VFS Attestation Centre Manila?

  • We will prepare your documents and send it to UAE Embassy for attestation.
  • Processing time for UAE Attestation is 15 working days. Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays are not included.
  • Once the processing is complete and released from the Embassy, we will have it delivered to your nominated return address using LBC.

Delivery Time

  • Metro Manila – 2 to 3 days once released from the Embassy
  • Provincial Areas – 3 to 5 days depending on the location. Faster if you’re within the city.

Search procedure

In the interest of safety and security, we reserve the right to conduct random bag searches of applicants and visitors.

Our staff have the right to work without fear of abuse or intimidation. Threatening or abusive words or behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

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