FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Listed below are some of the questions you may have regarding ADGM Courts’ Notary Public. Should you not see the answer you are looking for, please feel free to contact us at notarypublic@adgmcourts.com .

A Notary Public is a person who is accredited, authorised, or licensed by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to attest and notarise documents and to practise all of the functions specified under Law No. (11) of 2017 concerning the Notary Public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (the Law). The ADGM Courts’ Notary Public staff are accredited, authorised and licensed by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

ADGM Courts’ Notary Public service is available for all ADGM registered entities.

The Notary Public can notarise all types of documents provided that they do not contravene Law No. (11) of 2017 concerning the Notary Public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (the Law) or are against public order.  In addition, they must not fall under the notary prohibitions, or under any other local jurisdiction, as prescribed in Article No. (1) of the Law.

ADGM Courts’ Notary Public services are fully digitised. Appointments can be made only via the ADGM eCourts Platform which can be located here. In order to make an appointment, you will need to provide your name, email address and mobile number, and you will need to upload a copy of each of the documents you wish to have notarised.

Yes. You can ask for particular dates and times for your appointment, which the Notary Public will endeavour to accommodate. However, this cannot be guaranteed. If that is the case you will be given an alternative range of dates and times for the appointment.

You must bring four (4) copies of each document in original form to be notarised by the Notary Public. The Notary Public will not be able to print an original of your documents at the time of your appointment. Two will be retained by the Notary Public and the other two will be returned to you. You must bring your Emirates ID card for identification purposes, and a credit card for payment of the fees.

The fees for ADGM Courts’ Public Notary service are set by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department pursuant to Law No. (13) of 2017 Concerning the Judicial Fees in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADGM Courts do not charge any additional fee for this service. Please refer to the “Fees” page for all notarisation fees.

Payment must be made at the time of the appointment with the Notary Public.  The notarisation cannot take place without payment at the time of the service. Payments can only be made via credit or debit card. Cash or cheque will not be accepted.

The Notary Public will not be able to proceed with notarising the documents. You will need to correct your documents and make another appointment to have them notarised. The Notary Public will do their best to accommodate the earliest next appointment date for you.

The Notary Public will not be able to proceed with notarising the documents. The Notary Public will not be able to print an original of your documents at the time of your appointment. The Notary Public will do their best to accommodate the earliest next appointment date for you.

All documents must be in dual language (in the same document) in Arabic and English unless there is a requirement for the document to be either in Arabic or English. The translation of the documents must be certified by a licensed legal translator.

The office is located on the 3rd Floor of the ADGM Authorities Building. The reception is at ADGM Courts reception desk, which is on the South side of the floor (Rosewood Hotel side). The business hours are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.