Services


- Information about Visas


- Police Clearance from Doha


- Legalisation


- Lawyers List in Qatar

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Police Clearance Certificate


In order to obtain a police clearance certificate you have to provide the embassy with:

1- Finger prints from the police and to be certified latter from the foreign and commonwealth office in England and then we will legalize it also.

2- Four (x4) personal photographs 

3- Photo copy of you passports (old &new) and photo copy of your residency in Doha.

4- Letter from your self explaining the reason for requesting the police clearance and the period of time that you worked in Qatar and also your address and contact telephone number in the united kingdom.

5- Fees of 78 pounds
6- Prepaid envelop (recorded delivery) to return your documents
Please be advised that it takes at least THREE month to process this certificate.

Visa upon arrival


Check if you need a Visa : https://www.moi.gov.qa/qatarvisas
 

The Ministry of Interior offers a number of immediate on arrival visas that are granted from the airport to enter the country without the need to obtain a visa in advance. The types of visas are given below:

  1. Toursit (90 days)
  2. Tourist(30 days)
  3. Common tourist visa for 33 countries
  4. Visa for GCC Residents and their accompaniers
  5. Visa for accompaniers of GCC citizens
  6. On-arrival visa for truck drivers from GCC residents
  7. Visa for newborn babies
  8. Visa for of seafarers
  9. Business visa (in accordance with the terms and conditions)

Apply and Pay For Your Qatar Visa online

This service is provided by VFS Global on behalf Of Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority. Applications can be made a maximum of 90 days or minimum of 4 working days prior to travel. Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and VFS Global recommend you to apply as early in advance as possible.

Click here to apply online


Documents Legalisation

All documents has to go through a certain procedure before it is submitted to the embassy and any document doesn't satisfy specific requirements will be denied by the Embassy of the state of Qatar 

1- Make sure your documents has all required stamps and supporting documents:

 All documents have to be stamped (apostil) by the Foreign and Common wealth Office (FCO) legalization department in the UK.

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO what you have to provide them in order to get your certificate stamped by them.

The Embassy of the state of Qatar regrets the fact that it is unable to help with the requirements or the procedures for document legalizations in the FCO. However, the following link to their website might be helpful for you. http://www.fco.gov.uk

The Embassy will NOT legalise foreign documents.

Documents certified and apostilled in a bundle are NOT accepted, they should be legalised individually.

           There are extra requirement for education certificate, please check the below guide.

2- Tell us in advance what you are submitting

You have to print a covering sheet which contain your tracking bar-code from our online tracking system, where you have to select the type of th documents you are going to submit, add your personal details and checkout (no payment required at this stage)
If this step is not completed your documents will be delayed significantly and might be returned without legalization.

3- Submit your physical documents to the embassy

Only after having your certificate stamped by the FCO you can submit it to the Qatari Embassy in London with the relevant fees for legalization and covering sheet generated, payments are accepted in postal order or company cheques (Cash or personal cheques are NOT accepted) payable to the Embassy of the State of Qatar.

Fees are STG 25 Pounds for personal documents, Fees are STG 38 Pounds for commercial documents

The legalization department has different opening ours to the main embassy
Documents submissions ONLY Monday and Thursday between 10:00am and 01:00pm

  The Embassy will NO longer accept legalisation applications via post. All documents can be either lodged in person at our Embassy in London or via an agent - Agencies

4- Collect your documents from the embassy 

 Track the your documents online, you will also get email notification when it is checked in, completed and ready for collection (takes about 4-5 working days), there is NO express service or exceptions.

Documents collection will be on the day you receive the email notification or any day after that day, Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 01:00pm

The Embassy can NOT give any update about the progress of your legalization by phone. 

Educational Qualification Rules

Please note that according to the request of the concerned authorities in the State of Qatar as of 1st June 2016, all Educational Qualifications (Level 5 and higher, see appendix) must be supported by the 3 items below:

  1. Certificate/Diploma
  2. Supporting transcript
  3. A cover letter from the issued educational provider confirming ALL the points below:
  • The mode of study: whether full-time or part-time
  • The type of study: whether distance learning (E-Learning) or Face to Face learning (on campus learning)
  • Location of study
  • Location of examinations
  • The actual dates of study (start date and the end date) Kindly note:
  • All 3 items mentioned above have to be attested by the UK's Foreign & Common Wealth Office (FCO) prior to submitting it for legalisation at the Embassy of State of Qatar - London.
  • Any certificate obtained via distance learning (Online) will NOT be accepted for legalisation.
  • For any certificate, where the place of study and examination are outside the UK will NOT be accepted for legalisation.

 

Rules for Non-Commercial documents issued in Republic of Ireland

It has to be stamped from the Irish ministry of foreign affairs and then submitted to the Qatari Embassy with the relevant fees.

Rules for Non-Commercia Documents issued from Norway and Iceland

It has to be stamped from the ministry of foreign affair in their country, and then submitted to the Qatari Embassy with the relevant fees.

" Documents issued in countries other than the above mentioned, have to be legalized by our Embassy in that country where it was issued "

 
The Embassy of the state of Qatar in London will only legalize documents issued from the following countries:
UK (Including Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Channel Island and British overseas territories)
Ireland, Norway and Iceland.

All documents has to go through a certain procedure before it is submitted to the embassy and any document doesn't satisfy specific requirements will be denied by the Embassy of the state of Qatar 

Non-commercial documents issued in the UK

For example marriage or birth certificates, educational degree or transcript, police clearance certificate, passport or id photocopy, personal reference letter… etc.
All these documents have to be stamped (apostil) by the Foreign and Common wealth Office (FCO) legalization department in the UK.

It is your responsibility to check with them what you have to provide them in order to get your certificate stamped by them (for example none governmental documents, e.g. Education certificates, have to be stamped by a solicitor or a notary public before submission to the FCO).

The Embassy of the state of Qatar regrets the fact that it is unable to help with the requirements or the procedures for document legalizations in the FCO. However, the following link to their website might be helpful for you.
http://www.fco.gov.uk
 
Only after having your certificate stamped by the FCO you can submit it to the Qatari Embassy in London with the relevant fees for legalization.

Non-Commercial documents issued in Republic of Ireland

It has to be stamped from the Irish ministry of foreign affairs and then submitted to the Qatari Embassy with the relevant fees.

Documents issued from Norway and Iceland

It has to be stamped from the ministry of foreign affair in their country, and then submitted to the Qatari Embassy with the relevant fees.

Fees

STG 4 Pounds  payable by postal order to the Embassy of the State of Qatar

" Documents issued in countries other than the above mentioned, have to be legalized by our Embassy in that country where it was issued "

Processing time:

 

Submission days for legalization are Mondays and Thursdays ONLY
 
We will only accept documents twice a week, Monday and Thursday.
 
Documents that are submitted on Monday can be collected on Friday the same week or any day after that.

Documents that are submitted on Thursday can be collected on NEXT Wednesday the following week or any day after that.
The opening hours of the Legalization Section are 10am-1pm.
 We are closed on bank holidays and Islamic holidays in addition to the Qatari National Day.

 

Document sent by post

 

Processing documents sent by post will take longer time (about 10 working days in our office plus the required time in the post). Alternatively you can use any Legalization Service Provider who can do it on your behalf.

Should you decide to send your documents by post you have to include you contact telephone number and stamped self-addressed envelope to enable us to send the document back to you (UK mainland address only).
If you want the document to be posted outside the UK (to EU countries ONLY) you have to add £8 extra.
Alternately you can arrange for a paid currier to collect the documents  from our office, in this case you have to include a clear note of the currier company name, your account number with the currier and all other required/relevant information for the delivery.

Note:

Due to the high number of documents we receive by post we are unable to give you an update about the process of your document, however, you can check with the post office (for registered post) whether your document has been received or posted by us.


 
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 Legalisation Department

 Embassy of the State of Qatar - London
 t +44 (0) 207 493 2200
 
f +44 (0) 207 493 2819
 
w www.qatarembassy.org.uk

 Embassy of the State of Qatar
 1 South Audley Street . London . W1K 1NB

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                               Commercial Documents and Invoices

 

Legalisation Fees (£)

Value of Invoice (£)

125

1 - 3750

250

3751 - 25000

625

25001 - 62500

1250

62501 - 250000

of the invoice value 0.6%

250001+

 

 Commercial documents include: contracts, certificate of registration or incorporation, company record*
of achievements, company trade or financial reports, memorandum and articles of association, certificate of good standing, power of attorney, an assignment or authorization for registering trademarks and patents, an authorization or an agreement for the purpose of transferring or selling company shares, an undertaking certificate, health certificate, certificate of free sale, certificate of medical product, business, veterinary, radioactivity, trade or company charity etc.

 Personal documents include: police clearance, fingerprints, copy of passport, medical report, birth,**
marriage and will certificates, university and college certificates.