Invoices worth Dh10,000 or more require MoFAIC attestation


A new rule by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) states that companies would be required to attest import invoices with a value of Dh10,000 and above and the attestation of invoices will be done electronically.


Key Points:

  • This will come into effect on February 1, 2023.
  • There will be an attestation cost of Dh150 per commercial invoice.
  • Customers will have a grace period of 14 days after the declaration of goods to comply with the attestation.
  • Businesses that fail to comply with this requirement will be penalized by the MoFAIC with a penalty of Dh500 per invoice.



  • Invoices with a value below Dh10,000
  • Personal imports
  • Goods imported from Gulf Cooperation Council countries
  • Goods brought into free zones
  • Transit goods imports
  • B2C E-Commerce movements
  • Diplomatic, police and military, charitable societies, and international organizations goods


MoFAIC has introduced an electronic online process for the attestation of import invoices by uploading PDF documents. This will also generate a reference number as proof of attestation.

Referral numbers are integrated into the UAE Customs system to confirm the attestation is completed by the customer before the declaration of import.

To know more about and E-attest your commercial invoices, visit and register under services for the attestation of official documents, certificates, and commercial invoices attestation.


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