How to have your documents authenticated by UAE Embassy Manila


This post is based on my experience in processing the documents (TOR/DIPLOMA) for my cousin who works in UAE. It may be different from yours but at least you'll have an idea should you wish to work in UAE.


1. If you're already in UAE, send your "red-ribboned" documents for authentication to your relatives or friends in the Philippines. 


The UAE Embassy in Manila doesn't accept walk-ins. The only courier that is accredited to process your documents is DHL/WWWExpress. Note that not all DHL/WWWExpress outlets have authentication service. Better call their hotline first to be sure. SM Cubao branch and Shangri-La Branch have this.

Authentication Fee: P1700
Courier Fee: P554 (From DHL SM Cubao to UAE Embassy) 

Should you wish to have it sent back to you in UAE, shipping fee is P1740.

Processing time is 7 working days and another 3 working days before your documents arrive in UAE.

Make sure you have the DFA receipt with your "red-ribboned" documents.

2. If your "red-ribboned" documents are expired, have them renewed. If it's not renewable, you have to repeat the whole process.

On my first attempt to bring the "red-ribboned" documents to the DHL/WWWExpress outlet, they were rejected because they were authenticated by DFA more than 5 years ago.  I was advised to proceed to DFA to have the front page renewed. I called DFA and was told that they will not renew the document anymore. I would need to go back to my cousin's alma mater, request for her documents and have them authenticated by CHED before I bring them to DFA for red ribbon.


3. MAKE SURE TO SEND AN AUTHORIZATION LETTER AND A COPY OF YOUR ID BEARING YOUR SIGNATURE. 

And since I needed to start from scratch, the universities and other agencies involved required me to present an authorization letter, and a photocopy of my cousin's ID and mine. Make sure to have more than 1 copy of each. Some requires authorization letter to be notarized. Glad I didn't have to.

4. Request for your Diploma and TOR from your school's registrar.

Payment for these documents especially for CAV (Certification, Authentication, Verification) may vary from one school to another. Like in my case, I paid $40 (P1788.80) and P150 for the whole package. After submitting your request, your school will be the one to bring it to CHED and CHED will bring your documents to DFA. So the stub that will be given to you by your school's registrar will be your claim stub at DFA. But this process takes a looooong time.

5. In special circumstances, the Registrar will allow you to hand-carry your documents to CHED and DFA.

Since my cousin needed her documents to be expedited, we submitted a proof of urgency (ex: job offer) to the registrar's office to allow me to bring the documents personally to CHED. The registrar then handed me the documents in a sealed envelope addressed to CHED. Make sure to double check  the documents (for typos, etc.)  before having them sealed.

6. Submit your CAV documents to CHED.

CHED NCR is located at UP Diliman along CP Garcia. From Quezon Ave MRT Station, take a UP Campus jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at CHED. Coming from Katipunan LRT2 Station, you can take a jeep also or cab for convenience.

Documents submitted to CHED between 8am-12noon will be released by 3PM of the same day. If submitted in the afternoon, it will be released the following day. I was there at 10am, paid P40 at the cashier and went back at 3PM to pick up the sealed envelope.

I was asked to provide an authorization letter before I was handed the sealed envelope addressed to DFA Ali Mall. DFA Ali Mall and DFA Megamall by the way, now has authentication services so you need not go to DFA ASEANA if you are from the north. 

7. Submit your documents to DFA.

Good thing that the authentication section of the DFA is separate from the passport section so there was no line. I proceeded to the counter and handed the envelope with authorization letter and copy of my cousin's ID and mine.

Processing Fee:
Regular (4 working days) - 100
Expedite (1 working day) - 200

I had it expedited so I was asked to go back between 3PM-6PM the following day.


8. Proceed to step no. 1.

I took the documents to DHL/WWWExpress in SM Cubao and paid for the necessary fees. 




Comments

  1. Hi! Just to clarify. Authenticated documents by DFA within less than 5 years can still be authenticated by UAE embassy, right? Salamat. :)

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    1. Sooo sorry for the super late reply. Better to call DFA to verify. =)

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  2. Hi. Im a bit confused about the process and was hoping someone can explain to me so I can understand it.

    Before I go to DHL or WWWExpress, I must have my documents authenticated already by the DFA?

    For TOR & Diploma, it needs to undergo CAV in CHED before I can send it to the DFA?

    Thank you and nice blog. :)

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    1. Yes kasi yung DHL sila yung official courier for your documents to be sent to the embassy then sent back to you or directly to UAE. Bawal kasi mag walk-in sa UAE embassy. So your process would be School>CHED>DFA>DHL. Your school registrar can explain everything to you regarding the CAV/Red Ribbon process kasi sanay sila sa ganyan.

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    2. Thank you so much! It is clear to me now.
      Just another question, do you happen to know if my sponsor should get an Affidavit of Support from the Phil Consulate in Dubai or... my sponsor (sister) can just ask an agency in Dubai to manage/process my visit visa for her?

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    3. Hi! I already have my attested documents from the Philippines. ask ko lang saan ko dadalhin dito sa UAE or Dubai yung documents para dito naman mapa attest? thank you so much!

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    4. Hi Anonymous 1, sorry I just helped my cousin process her papers for employment purposes.

      Anonymous 2 - I'm here in Manila and I haven't been to UAE. Maybe you can ask the people there? How about calling the Philippine Embassy?

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  3. ganun parin po b ang price ng pgpapaauthenticate s UAE EMABSSY? posted po kc ito mg 1yer na.

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    1. Again, better call the embassy for details as I do not know the answer to every single question about processing documents for UAE.

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  4. so all the red ribboned docs can be process only by DHL? thanks

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    1. As of last year, DHL lang. Im not sure kung until now DHL pa rin.

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    2. Hi Tin, sorry I wish to answer Aaron's question, because I just went to DHL the other after I got the authenticated documents. Yes, DHL is the ONLY local courier that UAE allows. You pay a fee of Php 2,550 plus the courier services fee (I dont remember how much).

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    3. Thanks for the input. Hope the future readers will
      also read on the comments so same set of questions aren't being asked over and over again. :)

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    4. Hi Tin, Thanks for this very informative post. I just need to clarify if I can go directly to CHED to get CAV for my TOR and Diploma(These are the first copies issued to me by my school years back) since I have my original copies with me already?

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    5. Hi Anonymous,

      Based on my experiences....( I just also processed my Dad's CAV recently) you still need to go to your school. My dad graduated in the 60s so I brought with me his wood laminated diploma. They will have it photocopied and prepared for CHED. It's on a case-case basis actually. For my cousin's docs, her school allowed me to hand -carry the docs to ched and dfa. But for my Dad's, his school gave me the ched processed docs and I brought it to DFA. If you're not in a rush, you can have your school process everything which can take a loooooong time.

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    6. Thank you tin for this blog..it's very informative..thank you also wwwexpress/DHL for making things easier for us..

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  5. ano pong docs ang kelangan ipa attest s uae embassy? kasi im planning to hunt a job in abu dhabi..thanks! DHL lng nmn po pde mgprocess non?

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    1. I dont work for the UAE embassy so hindi ko alam anong specific documents ang kailangan mo. My post is based from my experience lang in helping out my cousin. Maybe try looking for a job first then from there you can check what documents you are required to submit to the employer.

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  6. As one po ba payment ng diploma and TOR? Or separate?

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  7. It means po, only dhl can process our papers in uae embassy here in the Philippines?

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  8. I have the original copy of my Diploma and TOR, Should I go directly to CHED or I still need to go to my school? Thanks

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    1. Based on my experiences....( I just also processed my Dad's CAV recently) you still need to go to your school. My dad graduated in the 60s so I brought with me his wood laminated diploma. They will have it photocopied and prepared for CHED. It's on a case-case basis actually. For my cousin's docs, her school allowed me to hand -carry the docs to ched and dfa. But for my Dad's, his school gave me the ched processed docs and I brought it to DFA. If you're not in a rush, you can have your school process everything which can take a loooooong time.

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  9. Hello po..nong nag process ka sa DHL for UAE embassy stamp nag attached ka din po ba ng SPA or authorization letter kasama nong mga na red ribbon na na docs from DFA? Thanks in adavnce sa reply

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    1. I dont remember presenting a SPA. Authorization letter lang.

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  10. Tanong ko lang po kung sa DHL lang pwedeng ipadala ang documents papuntang UAE embassy. Thank you

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    1. As of writing this post DHL lang ang official courier nila. Hindi ko alam ngayon. Try calling UAE embassy. :)

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  11. I just had my red ribbon diploma and tor last june 23, 2016. It is still valid for authentication in the uae embassy or i have to renew it? Thank you! Pls replay

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    1. I think it is valid. As far as I remember 5 years validity but it is best to check with the embassy.

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