The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) serves as the connecting link between UAE citizens and non-citizens, on the one hand, and the entire world on the other. The Ministry is responsible for several duties related to foreign affairs, including foreign relations, organizing communication between the country’s ministries, and several other services that benefit individuals, businesses, and diplomats.
The following blog explains the presence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in relation to business incorporations. Among its responsibilities is attesting certificates issued outside the UAE. When a foreign company wishes to establish a branch in the UAE, it must attest its entire parent document from MOFA in their respective country and in the UAE. MOFA must attest documents of parent companies, such as articles of association, incorporation certificates, or board resolutions prepared by foreign companies, before the branch company can be established
Besides business documents, any document that will serve as a proof in the UAE must also be attested by MOFA. Any personal documents, such as educational certificates, birth certificates, or marriage certificates, must be attested by UAE if they are to be used as proof for the processing of a residency visa or for any other government-related work.