Documents to be legalised for use in Qatar need first to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to be apostilled and then presented to the Consular Section of the Qatari Embassy for attestation.
The fee payable is £24 (personal and educational documents) or £36 (company documents)
5 working days
Documents may only be submitted for legalisation to the Qatari Embassy on Mondays (collection on Fridays) or Thursdays (collection on Wednesdays). It is necessary to book an an appointment in advance of submission via the website at qatarembassy.org.uk/legalisation.
The Embassy of Qatar in London also has jurisdiction for legalising documents emanating from UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Island , Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos Islands), UK Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man), the Republic of Ireland, Norway and Iceland. These documents must first be legalised by the relevant legalisation authorities in that country and, in the case of the UK Overseas Territories, re-stamped by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK prior to submission to the Embassy of Qatar.
As of 1st June 2016, new regulations apply for the legalisation of educational documents for Qatar. All degree certificates to be legalised for Qatar must include the grades transcript and a cover letter from the educational institution confirming the qualification’s authenticity, the mode of study and type of study, the place of study and the place of examinations, the title of the award, the duration of the course and the actual dates of study. The transcript and the letter cannot be bound together with the degree certificate as a bundle. Please note that only diplomas, BA/BSc, MA or PhD degrees can be legalised for Qatar; the Qatar Embassy will not accept qualifications obtained via distance-learning or online study.
Certain commercial documents, such as bills of lading, certificates of origin, invoices, etc. must be submitted via the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. An ad valorem charge may apply.
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