Consular Services


Citizen Services

Qatari citizens abroad can apply for new passport in case of Passport loss or expiry.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens on scholarships, travelling for treatment, or living outside Qatar.

Service Procedures:

The expired or damaged passport will be sent by official post of the consular administration, then the mission receives new passport with old passport and hand them over to the citizen.

Terms and requirements:

  • Fill a form for a new passport and sign it by the concerned person, or their legal guardian if they were underage, the form should be stamped by the mission and signed from an executive consular.
  • Attach the original passport.
  • Attach (2) personal photos with grey background, photo size should be ( 4.8X 3.5 ).

Service fees:

(100) QR for expired passports

(400) QR for damaged passports

A passage permit  can be issued to Qatari citizens to return to Qatar if they lost their passports.

            Beneficiaries of this service:

            Qatari citizens abroad.

            Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari mission abroad addresses the department of nationality and passports in the Ministry of Interior, after receiving the reply, a passage permit will be issued with an approval reference.
  • Passage permits are valid for three months from the date of issuance.
  • Passage permits are valid for only one entry to the State of Qatar only.

            Terms and requirements:

  • Register the loss of passport at the nearest police station abroad.
  • Copy of the passport or identity card showing the national number.
  • (2) Personal photos.

Service fees:

(50) Qatari riyals

A passage permit for newly- born Qatari babies abroad.

Beneficiaries of this service:

            Qatari citizen’s newly-born babies.

Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari mission abroad addresses the department of nationality and passports in the Ministry of Interior, after receiving the reply, a passage permit will be issued with an approval reference.
  • Passage permits are valid for three months from the date of issuance.
  • Passage permits are valid for only one entry and to the State of Qatar only.

Terms and requirements:

  • Copy of the passport or identity card of the parents showing the ID number.
  • (2) Personal photos.
  • Copy of the birth certificate attested by the official authorities and by the Mission.

Service fees:

(50) Qatari riyals

The mission of the State of Qatar can issue a general or private authorization.

  Beneficiaries of the service:

            Qatari citizens living abroad permanently or temporarily.

            Service Procedures:

  • Requires the citizen to attend personally to the consular official.
  • Print the information of the authorization on mission’s headed-paper.

            Terms and requirements:

  1. An authorization application is to be submitted to the Head of Mission after ensuring the validity of the information and that the applicant is in a normal state of mind.
  2. Elderly people and persons with special needs are exempted from appearing before the mission, instead the mission itself will visit them to complete procedures.
  3. A copy of the passport or identity card showing the their numbers should be attached with the application.

Service fees:

 (100) Qatari Riyals.

This certificate  can be issued to Qatari citizens upon request.

            Beneficiaries of the service:

Qatari citizens abroad, travelling for study or medical  treatment or other purposes. 

            Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari citizen fills an application requesting the issuance of such certificate , addressed to the Head of Mission stating the reasons for residing outside the country.

            Terms and requirements::

  1. A copy of the passport or identity card should be attached with the application.
  2. Provide a prove for residing outside the country, in case of travelling for medical treatment or study.

Service fees:

(100) Qatari Riyals

Transporting dead bodies of Qatari citizens back to the State of Qatar.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Deceased Qatari citizens outside the State of Qatar.

Service Procedures:

  • Relative of the deceased should notify the mission of the State of Qatar on the death of the citizen.
  • The mission will take necessary actions to transport the body to the State of Qatar.
  • Original passport and validated documents relating to his death should be submitted to the mission.
  • Notify the Department of Consular Affairs about the Date and time of sending the body to make arrangement with the airport.

Terms and requirements::

  • The mission is to send by mail documents related to the deceased consisting of:
  • A copy of the passport.
  • A copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the post-mortem report (and any other documents).

Visas

Beneficiaries of this service:

Official delegations. 

Service Description:

The Service is to provide an official visa for official delegations, except for those  exempted from visas, to meet with officials from the Amiri Diwan, the ministry of foreign affairs, and officials from ministries, governmental authorities and institutions, or to attend conferences held by ministries, authorities or institutions 

Terms and requirements:

  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities within (24) hours of data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period for multiple times.

visa fees:

Free of charge.


Beneficiaries of this service:

Businessmen and known commercial figures. 

Service Description:

The Service is to provide a business visa for businessmen and known commercial figures, to visit Qatar to improve investment relations between their countries and the State of Qatar. 

Terms and requirements:

  • Businessmen should provide the mission with evidence proving that they are businessmen, unless they were known commercial figures.
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities within (24) hours of data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period ( for maximum three months).

Visa fees:

200 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

Tourists. 

Service Description:

The service is to provide a visit visa for tourists, to visit Qatar and explore its monuments of historic, commercial, architectural and cultural value . 

Terms and requirements:

  • Applicants should provide a bank statement for the previous three months, showing a minimum balance of 5,000 QR, financially capable applicants known by the mission, are exempted from this condition.
  • It is recommended to have a hotel reservation in the state of Qatar in a four or five star hotel.
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities within (24) hours of data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa cannot be extended.

Visa fees:

200 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

GCC residents. 

Service Description:

The Service is to provide GCC residents with approved professions a visit visa to enter Qatar. 

Terms and requirements:

  • Applicants should provide a GCC residentship valid for six months ( three months minimum) .
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities immediately after data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a period of three months.

Visa fees:

100 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

Companions of GCC citizens such as maids, drivers and baby-sitters. 

Service Description:

The Service is to provide an entry visa for the companions of GCC citizens to visit the country with their sponsors.

Terms and requirements:

  • Applicants should provide a GCC residentship valid for six months (three months minimum) for the companions of GCC citizens such as maids, drivers and baby-sitters (under the sponsorship of the gulf citizen) .
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities immediately after data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period (three months maximum).

Visa fees:

100 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

Travelers who plan to stop over in Qatar  in their way for  a third destination. 

Service Description:

Travelers who plan to stop over in Qatar in their way for a third destination, the visa is valid for (2) days.

 

Terms and requirements:

  • This Visa doesn’t apply for travelers passing through Qatar, these passing - through travelers don’t require a visa, and will be allowed to enter the country if their transit time is more than six hours, with a commitment from the airlines company.
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities immediately after data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for (1) one month from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of (2) two days from the date of entry.
  • This visa cannot be extended.

Visa fees:

100 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

Residents of the 33 approved countries. 

Service Description:

The Service is to provide residents of the 33 approved countries with an entry visa to visit Qatar first and then visit Oman.

Terms and requirements:

  • Applicants should provide a bank statement for the previous three months, showing a minimum balance of 5,000 QR, financially capable applicants known by the mission, are exempted from this condition.
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for residents of the 33 approved countries immediately after data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for (1) one month from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of (1) one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa cannot be extended.

Visa fees:

100 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:

The nationals of Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Cyprus. 

Service Description:

This service enables the nationals of Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Cyprus to obtain an immediate tourist visa to enter the State of Qatar.

Terms and requirements:

  • Applicants should provide a bank statement for the previous three months, showing a minimum balance of 5,000 QR, financially capable applicants known by the mission, are exempted from this condition.
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for the nationals of Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Cyprus immediately after data entry in the automated system.
  • The visa is valid for (1) one month from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of (1) one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa cannot be extended.

Visa fees:

100 QR.

Beneficiaries of this service:

All Nationalities. 

Service Description:

This service enables all nationalities (except GCC citizens) to enter the State of Qatar.

Terms and requirements:

  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • The visa is issued for all nationalities (except GCC citizens).
  • The visa is valid for (3) three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of (1) one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period (six months maximum).

Visa fees:

200 QR per month.


Beneficiaries of this service:

All Nationalities. 

Service Description:

This service enables individuals who previously obtained an electronic visa through the General Directorate of Borders, Passports and Expatriates Affairs to be given  a new visa to enter the country.

Terms and requirements:

  • Some individuals who previously got an electronic visa through the General Directorate of Borders, Passports and Expatriates Affairs might have to visit Qatari Embassies or consulates abroad to stamp the visa on their passports
  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.
  • Re-issuance of official visa is exempted.

Visa fees:

200 QR.


Attestation

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens, Expats, Business, investors and visitors.

Service Procedures:

The  service aims to provide a legal approval of the commercial documents to be used in and outside Qatar, documents such as:

  • Country of origin.
  • Bill of lading (Manifesto).
  • Commercial contracts.
  • Invoices.

Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches (five branches at present and will be  eight branches at the beginning of next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs .


General instructions:

  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However,  they 'll refuse to ratify any document the  content of which proves to be  contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

Commercial Documents

 

Certificate of origin                            QR150

Packing List (Manifest)                      QR150

Business contracts                           QR150

Commercial power of attorney            QR150

 

 Commercial Invioces:

Invoices

Fees in QR

from 1 to 15,000 QR

QR500

from 15,001 to 100,000 QR

QR1,000

from 100,001 to 250,000 QR

QR2,500

from 250,001 to 1,000,000 QR

QR5,000

1,000,001 or more

Fees will be 0.6% of the total invoice amount in American Dollar

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens and Expatriates

Service description:

It is a service that aims to impart  legal status on civil documents for use inside and outside the State of Qatar, including the following letters:

  • Letters issued by the government to its employees, whether they are Qataris or expatriates.
  • Letters issued by the institutions under the supervision of government authorities and state departments to citizens and expatriates.
  • Letters issued by accredited diplomatic missions of the State of Qatar.
  • Letters issued by citizens and attested from the Ministry of Justice , the Supreme Judiciary Council, or the Ministry of Interior.
  • Letters of definition, Disclaimer letter and NOC issued to residents from their employer companies that are members of Qatar chamber of commerce, the Ministry of Labor, or the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
  • Expatriates employment contracts or partnership contracts and all documents related to companies and institutions.

Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches (five branches at present and will be eight branches at the beginning of next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

General instructions:

  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates shall not be responsible for the contents of the document. However, they 'll refuse to ratify any document that its content proves to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

 

 

Civil Documents attestation fees

 

Public Authorization

QR100

Private Authorization

QR100

Guarantee Document    

QR100

Property Sale Contract

QR100

Property Lease Contract        

QR100

Mortgage Contract

QR100

Document of Deposits

QR100

 

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens and expatriates 

Service Description:

It is a service that aims to impart  legal status on  personal documents for use inside and outside the State of Qatar, including the  following documents:

  • Birth and death certificates (citizens and expatriates)
  • Copies of Passports and Identity Cards (citizens and expatriates)
  • Free of precedents certificate (citizens).
  • Free of precedents certificate (expatriates). 
  • All documents relating to individuals.

Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches (five branches at present and will be eight branches at the beginning of next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

General instructions:

  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However, they 'll refuse to ratify any document that its content is proved to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

 

 

 

Personal Status Documents:

 

Birth Certificate

QR100

Adoption Certificate

QR100

Certification of Will

QR100

Certification of Maturity

QR100

Inheritance Enumeration Certificate

QR100

Record of will receipt and unsealing

QR100

Marriage Contract

QR100

Certificate of divorce

QR100

no-objection of marriage

QR100

Marital Approvals

QR100

 

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens and expatriates 

Service Description:

It is a service that aims to impart  legal status on  judicial documents for use inside and outside the State of Qatar, including  the following:

  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from within the State of Qatar by Supreme judiciary Council.
  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from other countries by its concerned legal authorities.

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Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches (five branches at present and will be eight branches at the beginning of next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

General instructions:

  • The document applied for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However, they 'll refuse to ratify any document that its content proves to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

 

Judiciary Documents attestation fees:

 

Authorizations    

QR100

Arbitration documents  

QR100

Litigation papers 

QR100

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens, expatriates  and visitors. 

Service Description:

It is a service that aims to impart legal status on  Educational documents for use inside and outside the State of Qatar,  such as the following:

  • Education certificates issued by Qatar University.
  • Education certificates issued by foreign Universities in Qatar, and approved by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
  • Education certificates issued by Qatari schools and attested by the supreme educational council.
  • Education certificates issued by foreign schools in Qatar and attested by the supreme educational council.
  • Diplomas issued by schools or institutes operating in Qatar, attested by the supreme educational council or any other government institutes.
  • Educational and medical certificates issued outside the State of Qatar and ratified by Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign affairs or any of its subsidiaries.

Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any of its branches (five branches at present and will be eight branches at the beginning of next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

General instructions:

  • The document applied for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However, they 'll refuse to ratify any document that its content proves to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

 

Education Documents attestation fees:

 

Academic certificates    

QR100

Other certificates 

QR100

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens, expatriates  and visitors. 

Service Description:

It is a service that aims to impart legal status to medical documents for use inside and outside the State of Qatar such as the following letters:

  • Medical documents issued by hospitals or health centers under the supervision of the supreme council of health.
  • Medical documents issued outside Qatar and attested by the supreme council of health, Ministry of Foreign, and Qatar’s mission in the country of issuance, or the country’s mission in Qatar.

Terms and requirements:

The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches (five branches at present and  will be eight branches at the beginning of the next year) ratify the stamp or Signature of the chamber of commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

General instructions:

  • The document applied for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by themselves, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar chamber of commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps, turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.
  • The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However, they 'll refuse to ratify any document that its content proves to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

                

Medical Documents attestation fees:

 

Medical certificates

QR100

Medical reports

QR100

Fees for attestation of any document which is not listed above shall be (100 ) QR, except for death certificate and converting to Islam certificate, both of which  are exempted from fees payment.

Foreigners in Qatar

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad receive applications of concern to previous residents who left Qatar permanently, through coordination with the directorate of consular affairs.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents who left Qatar permanently. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn 'll send it to the concerned department (Traffic department under Ministry of interior), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • Send a clear copy of the driving license to the directorate of consular affairs

service fees:

20 QR.


An application to validate educational certificates issued in Qatar to residents who graduated from schools or universities of Qatar, in order to use these certificates for studies or work in other countries .

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents who left Qatar permanently. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn 'll send it to the concerned department (supreme educational council or the concerned university), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • Copy of the educational certificate

Service fees:
Exempted

Requested by previous residents in Qatar to be used in their own affairs.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents who left Qatar permanently. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn  'll send it to the concerned department (Criminal Evidences and Information Department), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • A letter stating the reason of requesting this certificate, and the period of residency in Qatar.
  • An original copy of the fingerprints form issued by the security authorities, and attested by the mission.
  • Copy of the passport including the residency sticker, and a copy of the new passport (if applicable).
  • Four personal photos (5X4)

Service fees:

Attestation of fingerprints form 20 QR.

Certificate issuance from MOI 10 QR.

Certificate attestation from ministry of foreign affairs 20 QR.

Certificate attestation from the mission 20 QR.