Apostille, legalization, attestation and authentication of documents for the Gulf countries


The Gulf countries (the Persian Gulf countries, Gulf Cooperation Countries, GCC) represented by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, are one of the wealthiest and most prosperous countries in the world. These mentioned countries attract millions of well-educated specialists for employment and residence there.

Each of these states has its own specific requirements to foreign documents to be recognized. Meanwhile Oman and Bahrain as signatory parties to Hague Convention recognize apostillle stamps affixed in any country of the world like Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, Morocco, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, the Philippines etc., the UAE, the KSA, Qatar and Kuwait don’t recognize apostillled documents, but legalized, superlegalized, attested and authenticated by embassies/consulates of the UAE, the KSA, Qatar or Kuwait overseas.

Police clearance certificate (police records, criminal records, certificate of good conduct, non-conviction certificates, police check, criminal record check, criminal background check, PCC), marriage certificate, birth certificate, divorce certificate, diploma, transcript, supplement, agreement, contract, articles of association, power of attorney and a number of other official documents are the most popular for use in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, the KSA, Oman and Bahrain (the Gulf countries, the Persian Gulf countries, Gulf Cooperation Countries, GCC). And depending on a destination country such a document should bear apostille stamp, legalization/superlegalization/consular legalization stamp, respective attestation and authentication  

As every these Gulf countries has its own policy in documents recognition and submission, a professional apostille, legalization and translation company can handle any requirements and enquires in a proper and most affordable way. As a result, for example, to get a police clearance certificate in Ukraine with its further notarized translation, apostille, legalization, superlegalization, attestation and authentication at Embassy/Consulate of the UAE in Ukraine, Embassy/Consulate of the UAE in Poland, Embassy/Consulate of the UAE in Russia and other embassies, consulates, consular sections and diplomatic missions of the GCC states.