Document for use in Qatar needs first to be legalised by way of FCO Apostille and then submitted to the Consulate of Qatar for further attestation.
The consular fee is £22 per document for documents related to personal matters or £33 per document for documents related to commercial matters.
Turnaround time is likely to be 4-5 working days. Submission of documents accepted only on Mondays and Thursdays.
Foreign documents ARE NOT accepted, EXCEPT documents issued in the Republic of Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British Overseas Territory, which must be firstly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the respective country of origin prior to submitting to the consular section of the Embassy of Qatar in the UK for further attestation.
Documents from the British Overseas Territories also need to be Apostilled by the UK FCO prior to submitting to the consulate.
Commercial documents such as: certificate of origin, invoices, packing list, bill of lading, certificate of goods…etc, must be stamped by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce prior to submitting to Consulate.
Documents notarised and Apostilled in a bundle ARE NOT accepted.
For educational certificates, the Consulate attestation must be supported by the following three items below:
2) Supported by the transcript; and
3) A cover letter from the issuing educational body confirming ALL the points set out below:
– The qualification / genuineness of the certificate,
– The mode and type of study: whether full time/part-time or distance learning (E-learning)/ proximate learning (face to face learning),
– The place of study and the place where the examination was held,
– The awarded title of the issued diploma, i.
e Degree (BA or Bsc), Masters or Doctorate program,
– The length of the course,
– The actual dates of study (start date and the end date).
Please note that items 1), 2) and 3) above must be notarised and attested by the UK FCO separately and one consular stamp is required for each single document.
In addition, any certificate obtained via distance learning or an online program will NOT be accepted for attesting as this is not in accordance with the rules of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha.
Method of payment: cash, postal order or company cheque – payable to Embassy of Qatar
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday to Friday
1 South Audley St, London W1K 1NB
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