Authentication Services

Various Malaysian organisations, including governments, businesses, and educational institutions sometimes ask for documents issued by a foreign authority to be authenticated before they are accepted.

Get Dhivehi birth certificates or other documents translated to English through the competent Maldivian government office before travelling. You might need them for various purposes such as visa applications.

Authentication services (notary services or legalisation of documents) involve the placing of the High Commission’s seal or issuing a letter certifying that a document is authentic. We only authenticate documents that are issued by government agencies in the Maldives. Generally, we provide the following services:

  • Placing the consular seal on a copy of a document, attesting that it is a true copy of the original.
  • Issuing an authentication letter verifying the details of a document which is in Dhivehi.
  • Attest the signing of a legal document to be used for legal matters in the Maldives. For example, the power of attorney or agreement to be used in a Maldivian court.
  • Issuing verification letters stating the bona fide status such as verifying your relationship to a family member.

Note: The High Commission does not attest to the authenticity of the contents of the document. For example, we verify that a power of attorney is signed by the person, but we do not attest the contents of the statement which provides the legal rights to a specific person. We also do not make statements as to the character of a person beyond acknowledging facts stated in source documents.

Authentication Services FAQs:

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