Expedited Consular Services by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

On February 1st 2023, the United Arab Emirates made essential changes to the legalization of all company documents. These changes affected the price and time of processing.

Legal company documents certification is no longer required to obtain the authentication from the U.S. Department of State.

Commercial Documents will have no added fee based on the value of the invoice.

The US Arab Chamber of Commerce (USACC) designated this website to explain, and facilitate the process of obtaining consular services from UAE embassy in Washington DC, and offer possible expedite services.


A. Legal company documents certification

All types of legal documents

Examples: Agreements, Contracts, ..etc.

Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Good Standing, Agreements, Contracts, Certificate of Status, Certificate of Formation, Certificate of Free Sale
Our Processing

Documents must be signed and notarized.

The chamber will do the following:

  1. Certify the document from the court and secretary state of Maryland.
  2. Affix the stamp of the US Arab Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Pay $607 to cover the fee of the embassy of UAE.
  4. Send the document to the embassy of UAE to be legalized.
  5. Return the document to the customer.

The processing time is 9 business days.

The total fee for this service is $707 Per document (this fee is to cover the following fees):
  • $50 Per document Processing fee
  • $15 Per document Maryland notary, court and state fees
  • $607 Per document The Embassy of UAE fee
  • $35 Per document U.S. Arab chamber stamp fee

Fee can be pre-paid by a company check. Please click here if you want to pre-pay by company check.

To pre-pay by credit card, you will be charged an extra handling fee of 5%.

B. Federal issued documents to be certified

All types of documents issued by the federal government.

Examples: FDA documents, USDA documents ..etc.

Our Processing

Documents must be sent the same way as they were received.

The chamber will do the following:

  1. Send the document to the US department of State for authentication.
  2. Affix the stamp of the US Arab Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Pay $607 to cover the fee of the embassy of UAE.
  4. Send the document to the embassy of UAE to be legalized.
  5. Return the document to the customer.

The processing time is 9 business days.

The total fee for this service is $707 Per document (this fee is to cover the following fees):
  • $50 Per document Processing fee
  • $15 Per document Maryland notary, court and state fees
  • $607 Per document The Embassy of UAE fee
  • $35 Per document U.S. Arab chamber stamp fee

Fee can be pre-paid by a company check. Please click here if you want to pre-pay by company check.

To pre-pay by credit card, you will be charged an extra handling fee of 5%.

C. Commercial Documents to be used for shipping

Invoices, Certificates of Origin, & Packing Lists


Our Processing

Documents must be signed and notarized.

The chamber will do the following:

  1. Courier the documents from Aking Gump by hand.
  2. Send the document to the embassy of UAE to be legalized.
  3. Return the document to the customer.
  4. Send the document to the embassy of UAE to be legalized
  5. Send the document to the embassy of UAE to be legalized

The processing time is 8 business days.

The total fee for this service is $260 (this fee is to cover the following fees):
  • $100 Processing fee
  • $70 Chamber of commerce fee
  • $45 The Embassy of UAE for Commercial Invoice
  • $45 The Embassy of UAE for Certificate Of Origin

Fee can be pre-paid by a company check. Please click here if you want to pre-pay by company check.

To pre-pay by credit card, you will be charged an extra handling fee of 5%.

Mailing

Please send your document to:

US Arab Chamber of Commerce

Legalization Department

1615 Bay Head Rd.

Annapolis MD 21409

Tel: (202) 468-4200