MOFA Attestation



MOFA Family Visit Visa – What is MOFA Attestation?

Simply speaking, MOFA attestation includes the legalization of documents so they can be approved to prove that they are genuine.

In this process, you can get a stamp as proof of credibility from Foreign Affairs. It determines the importance of documents. MOFA attestation is conducted after document authentication from the embassy and other documents.

When you appoint professional services for this procedure, you don’t have to present in the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a government department for Arab countries that is responsible for handling foreign affairs of the country.

It is also responsible for the MOFA apostille of documents. The government authorized MOFA attestation services can handle this procedure very well. It is a sensitive process because it includes very important documents for attestation.

Importance of MOFA Document Attestation

The Gulf countries are witnessing significant growth and opening different ways for new opportunities. MOFA Certificate attestation is a very vital legal procedure to avail such benefits.

It plays a vital role in the process of issuing MOFA family visa KSA, employment visa and other types of visas. You should have a visa or permit to seek admission in school, to get employment or pursue higher education.

MOFA verification is conducted while processing labor cards or work permits in UAE and various countries. It is acquired for employment visas or resident permits according to the Labor Ministry.

Hospitals are also getting specialized to cure diseases that cannot be cured by every department. Authentication is also required from the MEA to obtain MOFA Saudi visit visa.

In which countries MOFA is required?

Just like MOFA for UAE, attestation is also very vital for other Gulf countries. Here are the countries where MOFA attestation is required –

  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Saudi
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
What are the Documents needed for MOFA Attestation Saudi?

The requirements for MOFA attestation varies as per the country. Here are some of the basic requirements related to documents as well as a procedure –

  • Copy of visa
  • Attested passport copy
  • Original certificate attested by the embassy (educational, personal, and commercial)

What is the process required for MOFA Attestation Marriage Certificate?

The attestation process varies as per the document. You may have personal, educational or commercial documents that are considered inbound or outbound.

Hence, the MOFA attestation process applies accordingly. Here is the complete procedure for outbound and inbound documents –

  • Regional – It is the beginning of certificate verification. The University which issued the document or notary performs the verification process. It can be conducted from the Chamber of Commerce or as per the requirements when getting commercial documents.
  • State Government – The state conducts the authentication of documents with three different organizations according to the type of document. These departments include the Human Resource Department (HRD), State Home Department (SHD), and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). The legalization is considered by SDM on state-level but SDM is an independent body of state government.
  • MEA Stamp – Your country’s government will play a vital role in this process handled by the Ministry of External Affairs. Later on, MEA stamps should be applied. It deals with all foreign affairs.
  • Embassy Attestation – It is conducted by the personnel of your home country where documents are issued. It is the final step for most countries after the MEA
  • MOFA – The inbound documents should get a verification after authentication from the embassy. MOFA in the UAE or other golf nations is the last attestation for all documents.

How long does MOFA Marriage Certificate Attestation take?

The duration of the authentication of MOFA documents generally relies on different factors. MOFA attestation is one of the most vital procedures which need around 12-15 days. Sometimes, this period varies as documents may often need just only 10 days.

The time needed may be over 15 days for educational documents.

How much does MOFA attestation cost?

The charges of MOFA attestation vary as per the service you get, including emergency document attestation, pickup, and drop, type of documents and even others. The attestation fee ranges widely for educational and personal documents as well as commercial ones.


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