The Consular Department of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Berlin provides legalization services for documents and certificates of various kinds, including diplomas, certificates, powers of attorney, etc. Legalization is the certification of the authenticity of a stamp and signature on a document.


The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP) in the United Arab Emirates has enacted numerous regulations for entry visas. The visa application procedure depends on the purpose of the trip and the type of visa applied for. Important information on how to apply for a visa can be found on our Embassy website and on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security of the United Arab Emirates.



Citizens or holders of passports issued by EU states listed below (Diplomatic – Official – Service – Ordinary) are exempted from UAE Entry Visa Requirements, according to reciprocity. They may stay for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180–day period.

The maximum duration of stay is 90 days in any 180–day period.

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Greece
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Iceland
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Cyprus
  • Malta
  • Romania

German citizens are exempted from UAE Entry Visa Requirements, according to reciprocity. They may stay for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period.


Only the following travel documents are accepted:

Ordinary German passport

Child passport (renewed child passports will no longer be accepted)

Diplomatic, Service, and UN passport 


Passport Validity:

For entry and transit, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

Entry with provisional passports is no longer possible.


Holder of a travel pass Travel document

Entry and transit with a Travel Document is not accepted.

A visa cannot be issued.


The European Union and the Schengen region are exempted from the state's entry visa on the principle of reciprocity.



1) Countries whose ordinary passport holders may enter the UAE without the need for a prior visa and stay for a period not exceeding 30 days in accordance with ministerial decisions:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Salomon Islands
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

India: Visa required. (Exceptions: Holders of an American Green Card or a residency visa valid for the EU and the United Kingdom receive a 14-day visa upon arrival for a fee).


2) Other Nationalities 

For more information about UAE visas (types, fees, and requirements), please visit the website of the General Authority of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of the respective emirate (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain).


Important information for travel document holders:

Holders of a travel document cannot apply for visa and are not accepted for a visa on arrival.


Diplomatic & Service passport holders:

Please contact the Embassy via email for further details (BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae).


Ordinary passport holders:

Ordinary passport holders are kindly requested to obtain a visa according to the immigration law in the United Arab Emirates prior to their departure to the UAE.


How to apply for a visa:

  1. Applying for a tourist visa: For travelers who are traveling for leisure and spending their holidays in the UAE, travel companies, hotels in the UAE, and UAE national carriers (Emirates Airline Visa Service or Etihad Airways Visa Service) can arrange a proper visa for this purpose.
  2. The application for a transit visa can be arranged by the national airlines of the UAE or other airlines, depending on their regulations.
  3. For information on other types of visa and the conditions, please visit the website of the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of the respecitve Emirate and via the  Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP Smart Services).


Only for Diplomatic, Official, and UN Pass Holders

Please follow the steps below in order to obtain the appropriate visa:

  1. Complete the visa application form electronically: (The application MUST be typed).
  2. Original passport, valid for at least another six (6) months, signed by the bearer.  
  3. Scan your passport in color (cover and first page of the passport).
  4. Send two original passport photos, in color and with a white background (4 cm x 6 cm)
  5. Obtain an original verbal note from a government department, governmental agency, Embassy or any UN organization. The verbal note should include the following details: name, status, passport type & number, purpose of the visit, date of the departure from Germany, date of arrival to the UAE and the duration of your stay in the UAE.
  6. Send your application form and the necessary requirements mentioned above by email to the UAE Embassy in Berlin: BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae
  7. As soon as we receive the approval from the home government, we will notify you by email to your email address provided in your application form.
  8. The Embassy only issues two types of visas (Official visit visa and visa for diplomatic, service and UN passport holders):

 

Type of Visa Validity Fee (in Euro)

Short-term Visa (single entry)
Maximum stay is 30 days, non-renewable.

Valid for two (2) months - Free

Long-term Visa (single entry)
Maximum stay is 90 days, non-renewable.

Valid for two (2) months - Free



Student Visas

Student visas must be sponsored by one of the licensed Universities or educational institutions in the UAE, which are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.

For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP Smart Services).


Transit Visa

Any person transiting less than 12 hours can stop at the airport until they board their connection flight, provided they have a visa and confirmed ticket to their next / final destination.

All passengers passing through UAE airports while flying to or from Europe, United States, Asia or Africa can apply for a special 96-hour transit visa, which is sponsored by the UAE's national carriers, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways. The traveler must have a valid ticket for an onward flight and the transit duration between the two trips must not be more than 8 hours.

For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP Smart Services).



If you lose your passport, you can find help on the ICP Smart Services website.

You can apply for a replacement of an identity card here.

Visit visa bearers may stay for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180 day period.

You can arrange the tourist visa in the in the following ways:

  1. Hotels & tourist companies can apply on your behalf
  2. UAE national carriers can arrange a visa on your behalf.
  3. Organisations based in the UAE can apply for visit visas and service visas.

Only a Diplomatic / Official / Service passport holder can apply through the Embassy for official visits.

No, you can apply for a visit visa in the following ways:

  1. Only organisations based in the UAE can apply for visit visas and service visas.
  2. Individuals (relatives or friends), already residing in the UAE, may apply for a visit visa on your behalf, which is of course subject to guidelines.
  • Only airlines can arrange the transit visa prior to departure.
  • Passengers should have a confirmed booking for the third destination.
  • The passport must be valid for at least six (6) months.

The passport should be valid for at least another six (6) months and signed by the bearer.

Resident visas and work permits are issued by the relevant authorities. In the UAE, please contact your sponsor (employer) for further details.

This depends on the type of visa you have been granted. Please visit the website of the UAE Ministry of Interior for more details.

  1. Please download the application form: Visa Application.pdf  Additional appendix.docx
  2. Submit two passport photographs in color and with a white background (size 4 cm – 6 cm).
  3. A verbal note from your Embassy or organisation is necessary.
  4. Mention your sponsor (employer) in the application.
  5. Clarify the purpose of your visit.
  6. Tourist and transit visa can be obtained through travel agencies or any operating hotel. The Embassy only issues two types of visas (short-term visa, long-term visa).
  7. Scan your visa application, passport (cover and first page of your passport in color), verbal note and all other documents and send them by email to the UAE Embassy in Berlin for a first screening: BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae
  8. As soon as we receive the approval from the home government, we will notify you by email to the email address provided in your application form.
  9. After receiving the approval notification, please send us all required original documents during the admission hours of the consular section for submitting applications from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The collection of your passport will be possible during the period from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  10. The Embassy issues only official visit visa.
No, the Embassy and the UAE Immigration Departments do not issue a visa on travel documents.

For information and application services regarding media activities licences please visit the website of the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MYC).


Please visit the official website of the UAE Federal Customs Authority to get a clear overview of the customs regulations and related issues.



Please make sure that the following items are mentioned in the commercial invoices and certificates of origins:

  • The name of the buyer and/or consignee and the full address with P.O. Box no., city and country have to be mentioned in all documents
  • Port of Loading and Port of Embarkation must be stated in all documents.
  • The name of the manufacturer and their full address must be stated in all documents.

Notes:

Certificates of origin and commercial invoices must first be legalized by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammer - DIHK) and then by the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V.The legalisation fees for the original invoice are charged according to their total amount.

The legalisation fee for certificates of origin and commercial invoices is 150 AED, respectively.

Certificates of origin and commercial invoices can be legalized directly ONLINE via the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC - Commercial Invoice Attestation (via eDAS)).

For Croatia, the certification must be carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the respective country following the Chamber of Commerce. 

All documents can either be sent by mail or submitted in person. If you send the document(s) for legalization by mail, please enclose a stamped envelope so that the Embassy can return the document(s) to you after legalization has been completed. The Embassy will not cover any shipping costs and will not be liable for any loss upon return.

All documents must be legalised by the Embassy first, before being submitted to the UAE. Payment can be made through the MOFA Website only, following this link.


Contact information of the Consular Department in Berlin:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Consular Section / Legalisation
Hiroshimastraße 18-20
D-10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 30 516 51-130/-131/-132/-133
Fax:+ 49 (0) 30 516 51-900
Email BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae


Since 1st of November 2019,  all German public documents in legalization process for the United Arab Emirates must be certified by the German Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Bundesamt für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten (BfAA)) in Brandenburg.






Procedures for legalizing the certificates before submitting them to the Embassy: Notary + district court ('Landgericht') + Federal Administration Office (Bundesverwaltungsgericht - BVA)

Commercial Certificates Fees (in AED)

Commercial Power of Attorney

2000 AED

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

2000 AED

Resolution of the Board of Directors

2000 AED

Certificate of Status

2000 AED

Certificate of Incorporation

2000 AED

Deed of Amalgamation

2000 AED

Certificate of Incumbency

2000 AED

Certificate of Amendment

2000 AED

Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Amalgamation,
Articles of Amendment, etc.

2000 AED

Agency Agreements (Distribution, Agricultural etc.)

2000 AED

Authorisation of Agent

2000 AED

Deed of assignment

2000 AED

Financial statements

2000 AED

Undertaking/Confirmation

2000 AED

Memorandum of Association

2000 AED

Certificate of Compliance

2000 AED

Trademarks

2000 AED

Certificate of Registration 

2000 AED

 

Kindly follow the Instructions and pay 2000 AED by credit card for each of the above mentioned documents.

Click here to register

  • Choose 'attestation'.
  • Choose 'commercial agencies'.
  • Select quantity (number of documents you have).
  • Specify Berlin as 'location'.
  • Pay.
  • Download proof of payment.
  • Send the document with proof of payment and return envelope to the Embassy.

Contact information of Consular Department in Berlin:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Consular Section / Legalisation
Hiroshimastraße 18-20
D-10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 30 516 51-6
Fax:+ 49 (0) 30 516 51-900
Email BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae


Note:

  • Any commercial document already legalised by any of the UAE Embassies worldwide or the UAE Foreign Ministry, is charged with a legalization fee of 150 AED for each document.
  • For any additional copy of the above mentioned commercial certificates, the same fee amount will be charged.
  • For Croatia the final legalisation of the above documents must be completed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the respective country.

 



Certificate Procedures Fees (in AED)

Judicial Decrees

  1. Decrees issued by individuals (support, concession and gift)
  2. Court decrees of all levels
  3. Inheritance documents and contracts of selling and buying
  4. Sponsorship (child adoption)

Notary Public Office +  Court + BVA

 


150 AED

General Certificates Procedures Fees (in AED)

Academic Certificates

(School or university)

School or University or Institution of Higher Education + Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerium) + BVA (for German Documents)

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Croatian Documents + BVA

150 AED

Death Certificate

Civil Registry Office + BVA


150 AED

Divorce Certificate

Court + BVA

150 AED

Medical Certificate

Hospital + Ministry of Health + BVA  

150 AED

Birth Certificate

Civil Registry Office + BVA

150 AED

Marriage Certificate

Civil Registry Office + BVA

150 AED

“To whom it may concern”

Notary Public Office + Court + BVA

150 AED

Employment Contract

Company + relevant chamber + BVA

150 AED

Passport Copy

Notary Public Office + Court + BVA

150 AED

Power of Attorney - personal

Notary Public Office + Court + BVA

150 AED

Kindly follow the Instructions and pay 150 AED by credit card for each of the above mentioned documents.

Please click here and follow the payment guidance:


  • Choose attestation.
  • Choose regular certificates.
  • Select quantity (number of documents you have).
  • Specify Berlin as location.
  • Pay.
  • Download proof of payment.
  • Send the document with proof of payment and return envelope to the Embassy.

 

Notes:

  • The certificates must be typed, as hand written documents  except for the signatures  are not accepted.
  • The Embassy cannot legalise any international school certificates, if the school is not accredited or officially registered with the Ministries of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany.
  • For Croatia the final legalisation of the above documents must be completed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the respective country.



Contact information of Consular Department in Berlin:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Consular Section / Legalisation
Hiroshimastraße 18-20
D-10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 30 516 51-6
Fax:+ 49 (0) 30 516 51-900
Email BerlinEMB.CONS@mofaic.gov.ae





QUICK LINKS: Frequently needed consular services


Medication

Note on carrying medication for personal use:

You need a medical certificate in English for prescription medication.

To take narcotics containing medication for personal use, you will need a prior approval from the UAE Ministry of Health.


Please use the e-service of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) to submit your application:

  • Issuing permission to import medicines for personal use '.

Please use the e-service of the Ministry of Health of the UAE to submit your application.


Other questions regarding medication:

Please note that the Embassy does not accept or process medical applications. All applications are processed by MOHAP. For all other questions, please contact the Ministry directly:

Tel: +971 800 11111

Email: info@moh.gov.ae

or via the MOHAP Live-Chat.



Travelling with a pet

For more information on the import of pets, please visit the website of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE).


Police Clearance Certificate from the UAE

Please note that a police clearance certificate can be applied for on the website of the UAE Ministry of Interior (MOI).

If you have any further questions, please contact the Ministry of Interior (MOI) directly.


Loss of passport (for residents)

Please visit the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP Smart Services).


Issue permit for staying outside UAE for over 6 months

Please visit the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP Smart Services).


Issue of a Replacement for Lost Birth Certificate

Please visit the website of the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP).


Renewal of a driver's license

Please visit the e-services of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).