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Attesting Foreign Wills in Dubai

By 14/03/2011 No Comments

Well I made my way to the Notary Public (good news is you can go to the Al Barsha branch (at the Police Station – Sheikh Zayed Road near the Mall of the Emirates).

Word of advice… ladies be sure to dress very conservatively or you may be asked to leave.

The current position is that you (a non-muslim expat) can now sign your will at the Notary Public and no longer need to go to the South African Consulate.

You need to take with you –

  • Your original passport plus a copy thereof;
  • Original documentation proving ownership of the assets in your will plus a copy thereof;

The fees for attestation are charged as follows –

  1. AED 10 knowledge fee;
  2. AED 50 per signature where the value of the estate does not exceed AED 10 000;
  3. AED 100 per signature where the value of the estate does not exceed 50 000;
  4. 25 {bb7c59228909ee3c635bb54164678f79c6c2320af74994b444cd69be7e87e9c7} of the value of the estate up to a maximum of AED 10 000) where the estate exceeds AED 50 000;
  5. Where the value of the estate is undetermined, the fee will be calculated at AED 75 per signature.

Candice Stark

Note as at 14 March 2011 1 AED = R 1.86

Ian Mc Laren

Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens Attorneys September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.