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Request to attest a declaration of custody

This service allows the attestation of the applicant’s declaration that his/her children are under his/her custody.

  • Service lifecycle
  • Submit the application and the required documents through available channels
  • Sign the application before the attestation officer
  •  Application is approved by the competent judge   
  •  Pay the prescribed fees
  •  The completed form is signed  before the attestation officer.
  • Receive the attested custody declaration, after being signed by the competent judge   


  • Documents Required
  •  Identity cards of the concerned parties 
  • Official document evidencing child custody 


  • Fees

AED 100.
Fee exemption applies to: 
• Declarations made for the purpose of social and welfare support.
• Declarations related to pensions.
• Declarations made for the purpose of obtaining legal aid from ADJD.

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  • Other Government entities
OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITIES
  • Special conditions / Important Notes
• Presence of the applicant (declarant)
• Presence of the ex-husband, if there is no official document evidencing custody award.
General conditions
• If the certification is for a person who has completed 18 years of age, his / her guardian or curator must be present.
• If the document submitted is a court judgment, it must be conclusive and final.
• Judgments issued outside the country must be stamped with the executory wording of the competent court.
• If the person concerned or one of the parties fails to attend or is incapacitated, debilitated or is a legal person, the application must be submitted by a person acting on their behalf legally or lawfully, with the proof evidencing so.
• Any document issued outside the country must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• If the document is not in Arabic, it should be translated by a legal translation office certified  by the Ministry of Justice.
• No transaction shall be issued or attested if it is disputed between the parties at the time of authentication; or if it is within the jurisdiction of another authority, or otherwise contravenes sharia, laws, public order, or regulations.
• The judge may request any document that he considers necessary to prove the incident.


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