Embassy Attestation and Legalization in the State of Kuwait
Arsan provides the attestation and legalization services at the Consular Affairs Department of the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
What is legalization?
Legalization is the process of authenticating or certifying a document for a document to be used internationally so a foreign country's legal system will recognize it. Often also a certified translation of the original document is required for full legalization.
The application process and finalizing the attestation procedure depends on the number of applications received by the Ministry, booking availability and whether the documentation is complete with all the required seals and signatures attached to it.
If you require to stamp a document issued by an office in the State of Kuwait or abroad, this can be processed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of other States concerned abroad.
Brief summary of the process:
- Each state agency ratifies / stamps original documents issued by them;
- The document then stamped and signed at the Kuwait Foreign Ministry (MoFA);
- In order to attest a document issued outside of Kuwait, the document needs to be attested first at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the document, then at the Kuwaiti Consulate in the country of origin, then at Consular Department of MoFa, Kuwait.
- Any modification to the information contained in the document makes the ratification void
Do I need to notarize the document?
All documents must be notarized by a notary public in order to be authenticated and legalized, or to receive apostille – except official, certified government-issued documents.
How do I notarize a document?
Specific procedures may vary.
The lawyer will require a valid ID and will witness the document being signed. The lawyer attests to the signature and stamps the document.
Please email us and one of our representatives will contact you with instructions.