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The United Arab Emirates

UAE Fact File
Country name United Arab Emirates
Population 4.4 million July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], English widely spoken
Currency Dirham [D] = 100 fils
Official Religion Islam
Capital Abu Dhabi
Business Hours Varies from business to business and
from city to city.
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to UAE must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and, along with an Invoice, must be certified by the JA-ICC and then legalised by our Chamber at the UAE Embassy in Dublin. Please note all shipments for UAE must be legalised.
Certificates which do not relate to a Certificate of Origin, these must be stamped by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs before we can process these. The Chamber can offer this service.
Agency Agreements and all Power of Attorney must be originally signed and require Notary Public and the Dept. of Foreign Affairs stamps before we can process these. Please ensure that the Dept. of Foreign Affairs certifies the Notary Public Seal only. All documents that do not relate to a shipment and all Personal Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs.The Chamber can offer this service
Health Certificates are required for food, meat and poultry consignments.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Radiation Certificates are often requested.
Certificate of Origin [Original or Copy] 60.00
Copy Invoice 60.00
Value of Invoice in $ Value of Invoice in Value of Invoice in
From To From To From To Fees in
$0.01 $2,274 0.01 1,431 0.01 1,660 60.00
$2,275 $6,849 1,432 4,310 1,661 5,000 110.00
$6,850 $13,699 4,311 8,621 5,001 10,000 230.00
$13,700 $29,548 8,622 12,931 10,001 15,000 340.00
$29,549 $34,247 12,932 21,552 15,001 25,000 440.00
$34,248 $56,986 21,553 35,862 25,001 41,600 550.00
$56,987 $114,155 35,863 71,839 41,601 83,333 730.00
$114,156 $228,301 71,840 143,672 166,660 83,334 840.00
$228,302 $456,620 143,673 287,356 166,661 333,333 1,050.00
Invoices over $456,621, 287,357 and 333,334 please contact the Chamber for legalisation fee.
Certificate of Registration or Incorporation
Memorandum & Articles of Association as one document
Memorandum & Articles of Association each
Company Record of Achievements i.e. References
Company Trade or Finance Report
Certificate of Good Standing
Power of Attorney to Register a Company 1,050.00
If any of the above is accompanied by
an Agency Agreement = 30.00

Minutes of a Meeting to Register a Company 1,050.00
Company Share Certificate 1,050.00
Letter of Status from CRO 1,050.00
Company Printout from CRO 1,050.00
Power of Attorney to Register a Company 1,050.00
Agency/Distribution/Commerical Agreement 1,050.00
Company Contract 1,050.00
Assignment or an Authoriation for Registering Trade Mark or Patents 1,050.00
Authorisation of an Agreement for the purpose of transferring or selling company shares
Letter of Undertaking 1,050.00
Power of Attorney re Finance/Shares 1,050.00
Authorisation of Agent to Register Product 1,050.00
General Power of Attorney 1,050.00
All of the following Certificates Originals/Copies
Health Certificate - Radiation Certificates - Halal Certificates - Packing List,Termination of Agent/Agreement - GMP Certificates - Manufacturers License - Power of Attorney/Minutes of Meeting to open banck account - Private Power of Attorney - Additions to Agency Agreements or Contracts - Agreement to close a brach of a Company - Certificates of Free Sale - ISO/Quality Certificates - Certificates of Conformity - Court & Legal Documents - University Degrees - Copy of Passport - Transfer of Property - Specimen of Signatures - Nomination or appointment of Branch Manager - Certificates of Analysis - Reference Letter - Births, Death & Marriage Certificates -
Please ask about our EXPRESS LEGALISATION SERVICE which takes 1-2 working days. Additional fees are incurred which are an additional 30.00 euro per legalised page plus and additional 20.00 euro per courier fees as all Express documentation must reach the Embassy by 10.00am.
Federation of United Arab Emirates Chambers of Commerce & Industry
P.O.Box 3014
Tel.: (+971 2) 621 41 44
Fax: (+971 2) 633 92 10
Dubai Office:
P.O.Box 8886,
Tel.: (+971 4) 295 55 00
Fax: (+971 4) 294 12 12
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.

Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29Email:
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