Red Ribbon Authentication???

Philippines
August 11, 2012 9:23am CST
It was the first time I heard about such process. My husband asked me to help his brother with the Red Ribbon authentication of their marriage certificate. He and his wife are already in Dubai working, and his wife's contract is about to expire. They want to come home together, so to postpone her flight home, they need to authenticate their marriage certificate thru DFA and UAE embassy so she can stay there the spouse of an OFW. I went online to research about the process, and found out about DHL's DFA and UAE authentication services. It's the fastest and most efficient process I found, and all I had to do is complete the requirements and go to a DHL branch, pay the fees and wait. Then, the authenticated document will be delivered to them in UAE. Has anyone tried this, before? Was there a better way than thru DHL?
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6 responses
@Raine38 (7959)
• United States
11 Aug 12
Hi there, I used to work in Dubai and I also did this prior to my contract signing. I had my transcript and diploma and license authenticated at the DFA. All you have to do is go to any DHL outlet with the certified true copy of the marriage certificate from NSO and fill up the necessary forms. They will guide you and will ask you for what country or embassy this is for. Then you'll pay the corresponding fee. The documents shall be returned to you after it has been authenticated by the DFA thru the UAE embassy. This is the easiest,and I think the only way which the UAE embassy receives documents for authentication. They do not accept walk-ins.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 12
That's right. How much was the fee, then, if you still remember? When I checked online, I saw a few pages saying it costs 1700 pesos, but when I inquired thru DHL the other day, I was quote almost 3000 for expedited service.
@Raine38 (7959)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Hmmm, I had mine done 3 years ago and it was less thank 1,000 per document. All in all I paid about 3,000 plus for all 3 documents, no rush fee needed because I was able to get it all back in 10 days. I'm just not sure of their procedure now but it is quite pricey. I remember they have a price matrix of that that is officially stamped by the DFA. It was displayed on the counter.
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
Perhaps, the demand has gone higher, so the price also bumped up. And, the timeline is longer.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Aug 12
Hi, I did the same for my papers when I left for Dubai. Lately, we did the same with our marriage certificate so that I could be under my husband's sponsorship and as well as my daughter. It is requirement of the UAE government to have such document authenticated for each and every filipino residing here. Yes, it is thru DHL. The easiest and fastest way to have it processed the papers without any hassle of travelling and queing in line at the UAE embassy in Manila. The authenticated documents will be returned to you within a maximum of 14 days. Cheers!
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
My brother in law kept making follow up on it. He's really in a rush. And, I'm getting a little annoyed. He should have requested for it earlier so he won't be too pressured with time. Stuff like these are among those you can't control, unless you know big names in the department.
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
16 Aug 12
Yeah, that's right. Maybe her wife's visa is expiring soon. Anyways, once they will have the document they still have to go to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dubai to have it stamped again. Anyway, the sponsorship process will only take an hour to finish.
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
We're done helping them here in the Philippines. We've sent out the documents to DHL and hopefully they'll get it soon. My husband said the DHL guy seems to be asking for a tip to ensure fast service. So, my husband just left the change with him, instead. I was surprised to know that, because I thought couriers just operate following their processes.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
12 Aug 12
I accompany my friend last time she process their red ribbon in DFA last May and when we already have it we went to DHL to send it to her husband. I think it's the recommended and trusted for transferring document to UAE and since almost transaction was sent to them it is safe.
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
Yeah, DHL seems to be the only way to get documents authenticated by UAE Embassy. For my convenience, I just had it all done by DHL, both DFA and UAE Authentication. Would it be faster if we did it straight thru DFA? How many days did your friend had to wait for DFA to send the document back to her?
17 Nov 12
Hello! I wanted to know how many days it will take to process the diploma & tor for DFA and UAE Embassy through DHL. need to know please!
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
If it goes thru the same process as the marriage certificate for my BIL, it took 2-3 weeks, then a couple more days to reach Dubai.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Wow, this is the first time I've heard of such process. Was it just recently created/implemented? How does it go? I'm a little confused on what it is used for. Is it only applicable to Filipinos? I have so many questions about it even though I'm not an OFW, it really got me curious.
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
It's a requirement for OFWs working in UAE. They need to have certain documents authenticated, such as TOR, Marriage Certificate, etc, by the UAE Embassy here.
@prashu228 (6056)
• India
11 Aug 12
I never heard anything like this before, quiet interesting too. By the ay what is DHL ans OFW?
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Oh, this is a process in the Philippines, that's why I posted this in the Philippines interest. I was hoping to hear from other Filipino lotters. They would know what those acronyms stand for. Anyway, for your sake, OFW stands for Overseas Filipino Worker. And, DHL is a courier.. I don't really know what those letters stand for, but they're one of the most reliable courier services here.
@riyauro (6435)
• India
11 Aug 12
I have heard it for the first time as well. I don't know anyone in Dubai and I don't know how the rules are. It is good that all happened fast. Some things on the net are real fast. thanks for sharing this good information. good day to you.