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Qatar Document Legalization

Steps to Qatar documents


Make sure your document is notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/State/ local office.


The document must then be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first.


If one of the Qatar Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over your state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization.

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  1. The document to be authenticated, submit both the original and two sets of photocopies. 
  2. For individual documents, please provide one passport/driver license copy of the applicant; for corporate documents, please provide a cover letter and one passport/ driver license copy of the legal representative of the company.
  3. For educational documents, please complete and submit the Qatar Education Records Consent Form
  4. Washington Express Document Processing Request Form.
  5. Other supporting documents a consular officer will require include: certified copy of transcript for degree/diploma, letter from the Office of the Registrar proving “the completion of all courses in-class rather than online” if earned after 2000, or a copy of the job offer or work contract as proof that the document will be used in Qatar.
  6. If you are processing educational documents for Qatar, please read this form thoroughly before submitted your documents to Washington Express Visas.

*The Embassy of the State of Qatar will no longer accept the authentication of the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce on commercial documents. All commercial documents are required to be authenticated from the US Qatar Business Council (USQBC)*Therefore, all commercial documents must be signed by the local State Chamber of Commerce to indicate that the data is correct and valid, and that the products mentioned are from the USA. The document must be sealed by the Chamber of Commerce Seal. 

Qatar Consular Fees:

  • Commercial or Regular Document ranges from: $28 per document on up.
  • US State Department $20.00 per document

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service – 5-12 business days
  • Regular Service: $260 per document
  • Out of Jurisdiction Document: $385 per document
  • Round-trip FedEx fee of $95 will be charged to ship the documents to each jurisdiction outside of Washington, DC if applicable.

*The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing times where a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office. Multi-document discounts may be offered depending on volume.

See our Price List for Return Shipping information.

Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the Qatar Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

  • Please make sure you have followed the all the steps required for authentication before submitting your document to the Qatari Embassy/Consulate-General for final legalization.
  • Your document must be authentic, intact and legitimate. The Embassy/Consulate-Generals will NOT authenticate a document that contains illegal contents under Qatari laws or may cause potential threats to Qatar’s national or public interests.
  • A document containing two or more pages must be bound properly and securely, with sealing wax or paging seal/embossed seal to ensure the integrity of the document. The Embassy / Consulate-Generals will NOT authenticate a document if it is found illegitimate, or in any way forged, counterfeited, fraudulent or altered.
  • Single affidavits/certificates intended to be used for marriage registration in Qatar and certain adoption documents regarding marital status, health status, or criminal records are only valid for six months from the date of issuance. The Embassy / Consulate-Generals will NOT authenticate a document if it becomes invalid.

Helpful Resources

Document Legalization Flow Chart

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Avoiding Embassy Document Rejection

Tips for successful document processing

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