Document Legalisation


          

Personal Documents


Educational Documents


Commercial Documents and Invoices           


Submitting your Documents


Submission from outside the UK


Processing Documents           

           

Fees


Useful Links           

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All documents submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London must go through the appropriate procedures before they can be legalised by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London.

Please note the necessary procedures required in order to get your documents legalised by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London.

  1. Each document that is to be submitted to the Embassy must be first certified individually by an accredited solicitor, (documents submitted  can be an original or true copy)
               

  2. Once each document has been certified by an accredited solicitor, they must then be taken to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or foreign affairs offices in your country to be stamped, each document individually, with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or foreign affairs offices in your country

     

  3. Each document that has been certified individually by an accredited solicitor and containing, individually, the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or foreign affairs offices, can then be submitted for legalisation to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London legalisation department

     

All documents issued in the UK have to be individually certified by a solicitor and contain the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), or foreign affairs offices before they are submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London legalisation department.

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO, or foreign affairs offices, as to what is required to use their services and get your documents stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)or foreign affairs offices in your country as different documents have different criteria.

Any document submitted the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department that does not meet the specific requirements set out below will be denied by the State of Qatar Embassy.

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Personal Documents

Before submitting your personal documents to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London for legalisation by the Embassy; you must ensure that all documents issued in the UK have been stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO, as to what is required to use their services and get your documents stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Personal documents that can be legalised by the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department in London, after they have been stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)include:

  • Police Clearance – Criminal Record Clearance

  • Fingerprints

  • Copy of Passports

  • Drivers Licence

  • Medical Report

  • Birth, Marriage, Divorce Certificate

  • Court Order

  • Inheritance Will

  • Change of Name Notification

  • Personal Power of Attorney


The Embassy of the State of Qatar Personal Document Legalisation Fees -  

£25 per document submitted

Fees must be paid by Postal Order only and made payable to “Embassy of the State of Qatar”

Disclaimer

The Embassy of the State of Qatar has no authority within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or other foreign offices and therefore has no control over their processes or procedures for document apostilles.

Each document submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London must be stamped individually by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) before they are submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London legalisation department. 

Documents certified or apostilled in a bundle will not be accepted by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London legalisation department. 
 
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Educational Documents
 

Before submitting your educational documents to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London for legalisation by the Embassy; you must ensure that all documents issued in the UK have been stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO, as to what is required to use their services and get your documents stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Educational documents that can be legalised by Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department in London, after they have been stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)include:

  • Post-Graduate Degree

  • Higher Education Degree

  • College Certificates or Diploma

  • Further Education including A-Level, BTECH, NVQ, HNC, HND, Level 1-3

  • Secondary Education include GCSE

  • Primary School Certificate – per child
    (please not primary school certificate is only relevant to parents or guardians with primary school children)

All Higher Education and Further Education certificates submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department must be supported by a covering letter and an academic transcript. 

Covering letter

All educational certificates submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department in London must be supported by a covering letter issued by the educational provider confirming all of the following information:

  • location of studies

  • location of examinations

  • start and end dates of studies

  • the mode of studies – full-time or part-time

  • the format of studies – distance learning (E-learning) or face to face (on-site learning)

Academic transcript

All educational certificates submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department in London must be supported by an academic transcript or academic record that lists

  • all the modules or subjects you studied in each year
  • the marks or grades you achieved for each module
  • the credit value and level of each module.

The academic transcript should be stamped or signed by the registry of your previous institution and be on official letter-headed paper. If you do not have an academic transcript you will need to contact your previous institution to request one.

Educational Requirement for Bachelor degree:

 

In addition to all other requirements, the Embassy of the State of Qatar requires proof of your UK student residence permit

 

This can be

  • A copy of the student's T4 visa. Its validity should cover the same period of study

Or

  • A copy of the student’s UK/EU passport

All educational documents listed above must be individually certified and apostilled by the FCO or other foreign affairs offices prior to submitting it for legalisation by the State of Qatar legalisation department in London.

The Embassy of the State of Qatar Educational Document Fees –

£25 per document submitted

Fees paid by Postal Order only made payable to Embassy of the State of Qatar

Disclaimer

Distance Learning
The Embassy of the State of Qatar does not recognise any educational certificate or document obtained via distance learning or online learning, with the exception of post-graduate MSC and PhD degree, and therefore will not be accepted by the Embassy of the State of Qatar even if it is certified with the apostille of the FCO or other foreign affairs offices.

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Commercial Documents and Invoices


Commercial documents, certificate of origin invoices, packing list, certificate and other commercial documents must be submitted through the relevant local chamber of commerce, who will then submit the documents to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department in London.

  • Arab British Chamber of Commerce for commercial documents in the UK

  • Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce for commercial documents in the Republic of Ireland

  • For Iceland and Ireland commercial documents must be certified and apostilled to the country’s foreign affairs office and then submitted directly to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department in London

  • For JerseyGuernsey and the Isle of Man, documents must be certified and apostilled by the Lieutenant Governor department and submitted directly to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London

Commercial documents that can be legalised by the Embassy of the State of Qatar legalisation department in London include:

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Certificates of Registration or Incorporation

  • Company Record of Achievement

  • Company Trade or Financial Reports

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

  • Certificate of Goods Standing

  • Commercial Powers of Attorney

  • Assignment or Authorisation for Registering Trademarks and Patents

  • Assignment or Authorisation for the Purpose of Transferring or Selling Commercial Shares

  • An Undertaking Certificate

  • Goods and Commercial Product Health Certificate

  • Certificate of Free Sale

  • Certificate of Medical Product, Business, Veterinary, Radioactivity, Trade or Company Charity

  • Product Price

The Embassy of the State of Qatar Commercial Document Fees – 

£38 per document submitted

Fees paid by Postal Order or Draft Cheque only made payable to Embassy of the State of Qatar

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Submitting your Documents for Legalisation

  • Use our online registration form to select whether you are submitting commercial or non –commercial documents

  • Then input the number of documents you are submitting for legalisation

  • At the check-out, you will be required to input your name, address and contact information

  • The tracking system will also provide you with the total payment required to process your application. Please note, that no payment is required at this stage

  • Once you have placed your order please print out the tracking reference document and attach it to your documents   

Disclaimer

Documents will not be legalised without the tracking reference document

Documents can only be submitted to the Embassy legalisation department after they have all been individually certified or apostilled by the FCO or Foreign Affairs offices.

Submitting your documents to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London

In person

You can submit all your certified and apostilled documents in person at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London. 

Please note, the legalisation department has different opening hours to the main embassy.

Documents submissions are only open on Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 01:00 pm

By Post

You can submit all your certified and apostilled documents by post to:

Embassy of the State of Qatar
Legalisation Department
South Audley Street
London
W1K 1NB
United Kingdom

Please ensure that all post is addressed to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department

All submitted documents must include a pre-paid special delivery self-addressed envelope in order to return your documents
 

Submissions from outside the UK


Countries

Documents issued in the Iceland and Ireland must be certified and apostilled from their ministry of foreign affairs and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees and include an additional £12 for the return of documents.  


British Overseas Territories

Documents issued in the countries and islands belonging to British Overseas Territories including the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands and Gibraltar must be certified and apostilled the governor of their territory and the FCO and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees. 


British Territory Exceptions

Personal documents issued in JerseyGuernsey and the Isle of Man must be certified and apostilled by the governor of their territory only and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees. 

Processing Documents

This service takes a minimum of 4 - 5 working days and there is no express service or special exceptions. 

The Embassy cannot give any update about the progress of your legalisation by phone.

For enquires regarding your application please e-mail us on consular@qatarembassy.org.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us on
020 7 493 22 00 ext 246

 
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Fees

Postal orders, company cheques, draft cheques must be made payable to the Embassy of the State of Qatar.

Type of Document

Amount

Payment Method

Personal Document

£25
per document submitted

Postal Order Only

Educational Documents

£25
per document submitted

Postal Order Only

Commercial Documents

£38
per document submitted

Postal Order
Draft Cheque

 

(Cash or personal cheques are NOT accepted)
 
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