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Legalising Turkish Documents for Qatar

Before you can use a document that was issued within Turkey in Qatar, it will need to be legalised (also known as 'attested'). Whether it is a birth, marriage or death certificate, an educational qualification or in fact any other personal or company document that originates from Turkey, every document will need to go through the legalisation process before it can be officially used in Qatar.

How does it work?

Legalising Turkish documents to be used in Qatar can be a highly complex matter. Depending upon the type of document, which language it has been written in, as well as which authority it needs to be presented to, there are multiple requirements that are needed which change from document to documents. The following sections lay out a general example of the processes that may be needed. However, you are advised to contact us to confirm the specific requirements needed for your own situation.

Translation into English or Arabic

The Turkish authorities will only process documents written in Turkish, however, as the Qatar Embassy in Turkey only accepts documents written in either English or Arabic, all documents will first require translation. Once completed, the translator or translation company will then swear an affidavit to confirm that the translation is accurate. Translation is not required in the case of a dual-language Turkish/Arabic or Turkish/English document.

Check out our translations page to learn more about the different types of translations, and what they're used for.
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Legal Translation
turkish notarised translation

Certification by Turkish Notary

Once the translation has been completed, it is then presented to a Notary Public in Turkey for their notarial stamp. During this process, the notary will certify that the translation company has attested to the accuracy of the translation and stamp it accordingly.
Notarial Certification
Turkey MoFA authentication stamp

Turkish Legalisation

Once a document has been notarised, it can then be presented to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for legalisation. During this process, the officials will certify that the Notary Public is recognised by their office and stamp the translation accordingly.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)
Qatar Embassy Stamp

Qatar Embassy Legalisation

The final step in Turkey is to have the document stamped, known as legalised, by the Qatar Embassy or Consulate in Turkey. During this stage an official Qatar-government sticker and seal is applied to the document. This confirms to the authorities in Qatar that the document has completed all the required steps in Turkey.
UAE Embassy in Turkey
Qatar Embassy Stamp

MoFA Legalisation (Qatar)

Once the document has reached Qatar, it requires a further legalisation stamp by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar which validates that your document has been processed correctly in Turkey. Some employers make arrangements to handle this for you, so you should check whether this needs to be completed by you or not.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Qatar)

Translation from English into Arabic

In certain circumstances, your document may also require translation into Arabic. Again, your employer may handle this for you so best to check. If required, the whole document and its relevant stamps are translated from English into Arabic by a recognised certified translator. Once the translation has been done, then everything has been completed to make it fully useable within Qatar.
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Legalisation Notes

  • Birth, marriage or death certificates can usually be processed on a scanned copy of the document. However in some cases, the Qatar Embassy may require the original to be presented alongside the translation. This is very rare though.
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We're able to legalise a range of documents for use in Qatar, no matter where you're from. You can rest assured that by using our service, your attested documents will be accepted within Qatar.
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