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October 18, 2023

Qatar Legalisation: Legalising documents for use in Qatar

Legalising documents for use in Qatar can be tricky for those who don't know what they're doing. You need to be meticulous. Find out more in this blog.

Document legalisation is a confusing topic. It can be a maze of embassies, governmental departments and stamps. Wherever you're coming from and wherever you're going, document legalisation can be complex. If you aren't familiar with the process it's easy to make a mistake and find your plans delayed.

Qatar legalisation is no different. There are a number of pitfalls and things to look out for, and if you aren't aware of what they are they can easily catch you out and leave you struggling. In this blog, we're going to take a look at some examples of where you could slip up during the legalisation process for Qatar, and offer a really simple solution.

What makes the Qatar legalisation process so complicated?

The legalisation requirements for Qatar can be really strict. This is to make sure no fraudulent documents are used in the country. Documents need to presented in the exact right way or else they're likely to be rejected. You need to make sure that every minute detail is correct.

Let me give you an example of just one of the ways we've seen people get caught out by the Qatari legalisation process. That way you'll be able to avoid making similar mistakes yourself in the future.

When it comes to legalising a Bachelor's degree for use in Qatar, you need to include a number of supporting documents. These include:

  • The original degree certificate
  • A transcript of your results
  • A cover letter from your college or university

all of which will also need legalising. For context, here in Qatar, the majority of online degrees are not recognised (so they aren't able to be legalised). There are a couple of exceptions to this - MScs and PhDs, for example.

The cover letter that must be provided needs to state the 'Type of Study' of your qualification. This is so that the authorities can confirm that your degree was earned in person, not online. But the wording needs to be very exact.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Doha have been known to reject cover letters because of the wording of the 'Type of Study'. Although the term 'on campus' strongly suggests that the learning was done in person, it doesn't explicitly state it. We've known documents be rejected because of this small discrepancy, which is obviously extremely frustrating. The cover letter needs to specify 'in person'.

This is just one small example of how you could slip up with Qatari legalisation - it demonstrates how meticulous you need to be, and gives you an idea of the sort of things that could catch you out. There are plenty of other stumbling blocks that could cause you issues, but there are too many to name in just one blog and the process changes often. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to having your documents legalised for use in Qatar.

Us - Vital Certificates Qatar! We're document legalisation experts. We can legalise your documents for use in Qatar for you. Our service is simple: you send us the required documents, we legalise them for you and send them back to you ready for use.

You'll receive a checklist too, detailing everything you need to know in order to have your documents successfully legalised. If you need one, we can also send you a template letter that you can forward on to your university, college or learning institution requesting a cover letter to meet the exact requirements. As Qatar legalisation experts, we're on hand to help you and advise you with anything you need.

So, what are you waiting for? If you have documents that need legalising for Qatar, get in touch with our legalisation experts today. Don't take the risk of doing it yourself when we can do it for you.

Get in touch by phone, email, or Whatsapp. We're available between Sunday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM.

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Declan Ramsden

By Declan Ramsden

Declan is a Content Creator at Vital Certificates. He studied English Literature for 4 years before joining the company. Outside of work, he enjoys listening to retro music and reading classic novels – particularly Charles Dickens!
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