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Authentication of Documents Through Foreign Ministry

  • Topics : Business and Finance, Employment and Workplace, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Individuals, Business

You may submit a request to the Consular Affairs Department to have your documents authenticated.

Offline Instructions

  • Submit the document requiring authentication to the Legalization Section at the Administration Building of the Consular Affairs Department.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Service Center

  • Legalization Section at the Administration Building of the Consular Affairs Department from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Governmental Services Centers in Musaimeer, Alwakra, Um Selal, Alzubara on two shifts as follows:
  • Morning shift from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Evening shift from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Except Alzubara).
  • Diplomatic and consular missions of the State under the supervision of the Consular Affairs Department.

Additional Information

  • The Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any of its accredited branches authenticates the seal or signature of Qatar Chamber or the seal and signature of an accredited ministry or an organization accredited by the Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The document requiring authentication shall have a number of live seals and signatures ending with a seal and signature accredited by the Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The government entities in the State of Qatar shall be deemed competent to authenticate the documents they issue and the (certified) copies of such documents.
  • Qatar Chamber shall authenticate the seals and signatures of some translation offices.
  • When authenticating a document whose seals and signatures or pre-authentication content are later proven to be invalid, the authentication of the Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches is deemed void, and the Department has the right to refer the issue to the competent security entities in the State of Qatar.
  • The Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its branches are not responsible for the content of the document, yet they abstain from authenticating any document that violates the applicable regulations in the State of Qatar.
  • A transaction is reviewed and the legalization procedures are completed within a period ranging from one to five minutes, depending on the number of transactions, in the cases where the transaction is valid and complete with all the required signatures and seals. However, in case the transaction lacks any signatures or seals, the customer is requested to complete the requirements and come back to do the authentication.

Fees

A fee of QR100 applies for any document or contract that has not been mentioned, except for the death and joining Islam certificates (exempted).

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People who wish to have their judicial documents authenticated shall submit a request to the Consular Affairs Department.

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