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Qatar Document Legalization & Authentication

Washington Express Visas provides expedited document authentication and legalization to the Qatar Embassy.

Washington Express Visas offers same day pick-up and prompt, reliable Qatar document authentication and legalization processing available 24 hours a day. When others tell you it will take weeks to get your documents, call us and we can do it in mere days. We will walk you through the process step-by-step and immediately notify you if any problems or delays occur. Your documents can either be picked up and returned directly to your office, or you can send them to us via FedEx, UPS, etc. to our Processing Office.

*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. 


Our Processing & Filing Services (Disclaimer)

Washington Express Visas is an experienced document processing provider. We can help you complete your application timely and accurately in order to avoid delays. We can also file & process your application for you for a fee. However, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees), by visiting the Qatar Embassy website. Please note that we have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

Qatar Document Legalization & Authentication:

  • Step 1: Make sure your document is notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original certified copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/State/local office.
  • Step 2: 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.  For Federally issued certifications, skip this step and go directly to Step 3.
  • Step 3: If one of the Qatari Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over your state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization; if not, please get your document authenticated by the U.S. State Department before the Qatari Embassy can provide final legalization. (Please note that your legalization application may be rejected by the Embassy/Consulate General that does not hold consular jurisdiction over the state where your document is executed.)

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Documents to be Submitted:

  • The document to be authenticated, submit both the original and two sets of photocopies. 
  • 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.
  • For educational documents, please complete and submit the Qatar Education Records Consent Form
  • Washington Express Document Processing Request Form.
  • 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.
  • If you are processing educational documents for Qatar, please read this form thoroughly before submitted your documents to Washington Express Visas.


  • 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.

Processing Times and Fees*:

  • Regular Service – 5-12 business days

*The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing time that a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office.

Qatar Consular Fees*:

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


Washington Express Visas Fees:

  • Regular Service: $215 per document
  • Out of Jurisdiction Document: $315 per document
  • Round-trip FedEx fee of $95 will be charged to ship the documents to each jurisdiction outside of Washington, DC if applicable.

**Multi-document discounts may be offered depending on your volume.

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Forward Documents to:

Washington Express Visas
1001 Connecticut Ave NW #750
Washington, DC 20036

Contact Us For Document Legalization

We ask that you send the documents listed above via FedEx or UPS so the delivery can be tracked. Please call us at 202-393-3030 to let us know that your documents have been sent.