Qatar Embassy Legalization – Washington, D.C.
We provide fast document authentication, certification, attestation, and Embassy legalization services for Qatar.
Because Qatar is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents must first be processed through the California Secretary of Sate, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and then through the Qatar Embassy in Washington, D.C. or the Qatar Consulate in Los Angeles.
This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Qatar.
The very first step depends on the type of document you need authenticated. If your document requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Authorization to Agent, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, etc…), you will need to meet with an experienced local notary near you notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the documents will be authenticated by the State of California and to follow the notarial laws in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.
Education documents (diploma, transcripts, etc…) have strict requirements for the country of Qatar.
- Educational Diplomas (Any university degree issued after 01/01/2000 must be submitted with a letter proving the completion of all courses in-class rather than online)
- Other Diplomas (Any university degree issued after 01/01/2000 must be submitted with a letter proving the completion of all courses in-class rather than online)
The Qatar Embassy or Consulate also requests a signed letter from the school stating all classes where completed in-class. This letter is typically signed by the school’s registrar.
Please note: If your document is written in another language (Arabic), please find a certified to translate your document to English. The U.S. Department of State will not certify a document written in a foreign language. You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website. If the translator is in another State, you can sign and notarize the document in California or the State you are currently in.
In California, documents issued by the State or County Clerk do not need notarization as these documents are already signed by a State or County Clerk official. These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree (Court Documents), Articles of Incorporation, Statement of Information, etc…
You can read more on the type of documents we authenticate for Qatar by clicking this link: Qatar Document Legalization
As mentioned earlier in this article, legalizing documents for Qatar is a three-step-process. We’ve put together a small illustration below to help you understand the process.
Step 1: California State Certification – Because Qatar is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will receive a certification from the State of California and not an Apostille. Each State’s certificate differs from the other. In the United States, we have 50 different certificates. Also, the Secretary of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. can issue a certificate for Qatar. We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. States and the U.S. Federal Government. We have six offices strategically located in the United Sates to expedite certification process. International Apostille Services offices.
The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, Arizona, and Nevada in 1-2 business days. For all other states, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion. Certifying documents for some States can take up to two weeks (Example: Michigan).
Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. – The very next step is to certify your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. You can see an example of a certificate issued by the Department of State by clicking this link: U.S. Department of State Certificate Example
The processing time with the U.S. Department of State is currently 3-4 business days. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion for your documents. During the months of May-August, the processing time can increase by a few days.
Step 3: Qatar Embassy Legalization – The Embassy of Qatar is located in Washington, D.C. In order for the Embassy to legalize your documents, they must first be certified by the State and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The cost depends on the type of documents you have. Personal documents cost less than business documents. Also, Qatar has an Embassy in Washington, D.C. and a consulate office in Los Angeles.
The processing time with the Qatar Embassy or consulate is one to two weeks (depending on your documents). Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.
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