Last Updated: May 8, 2021

Qatar Embassy in Canada

The Qatar Embassy in Ontario, Canada, provides consular assistance to Qatari citizens living or investing in Canada. The Embassy also serves foreigners who want to live in Qatar, invest or visit for a holiday.

This guide provides all you need to know about the services offered by Qatar Embassy Ottawa, processing times, fees, as well as the procedures you’ll have to follow and the documents to submit.

If you’re planning to move to Qatar or to visit for business purposes or studying, it helps to know in advance what documentation you will need.

Embassy of Qatar in Canada

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The Qatar Embassy in Canada

The Qatari Embassy processes passport and visa applications, passage permits for Qatari citizens and newborn babies, and facilitates and carries out the Qatar attestation procedure. The Embassy can attest commercial, civil, personal, judicial documents, educational and medical documents.

Its services for foreigners in Qatar include “To whom it may concern” certificates to be used for Qatari driver’s license applications, validation of education certificates and issuance of “good conduct’ certificates.

The Embassy’s Academic Office coordinates with Canadian educational institutions to facilitate the application process for Qatari students and follows up with them once they arrive in Canada for their studies.

Contact details

Qatar Embassy Ottawa Opening Hours

Payment methods

Payments must be made in CAD $ for attestation services and QR for visas and other services.

Accepted payment methods: Money Order, Certified Cheque or Bank Drafts payable to The Embassy of the State of Qatar.

A Different payment method applies for good conduct certificates.

List of Consular Services offered by the Qatari Embassy in Ontario

Qatar Embassy Attestation

Before you can use foreign documents in Qatar, they have to be attested by the Qatari Embassy in Ontario. This process is sometimes called legalization.

Similarly, if you want to use your Qatari documents in Canada, they first have to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar (MOFA Qatar).

How do I get a Qatar Embassy legalization?

The Qatar Embassy can only attest documents that have been issued in Canada and that are authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. You can learn more about the process of attestation in our helpful guide, Title of Guide.

The tables below contain practical information on the process, costs and timelines for attesting the following types of documents:

Commercial documents
When is an attestation needed?
Commercial documents must be attested by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Ottawa to be legally approved for commercial use in Qatar.
Description
  • Certificate of Origin;
  • Bill of Lading;
  • Packing List;
  • Price Certificate;
  • Manufacturer Declaration;
  • Commercial Contracts;
  • Commercial Invoices;
  • Other Commercial Documents
Who can apply?

Qatari citizens, Expats, Businesses, Investors, Visitors to Qatar

Type of Document
Certificate of origin
Bill of lading
Packing list
Price Certificate
Manufacturer Declaration
Fee (in CAD $)
75
75
75
75
75
Type of Document (Commercial) (in CAD $)
Contract
Invoice (total)
1$ - 6,000$
6,000.01$ - 40,000$
40,000.01$ - 100,000$
100,000.01$ - 400,000$
400,000.01$ And more
Fee (in CAD $)
75
250
500
1250
2500
0.60% of Total invoice value
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
The commercial document must be issued by Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada before being submitted to the Embassy.
How to submit
Documents should be submitted by Canada PostExpress (Including Return Mail) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • Documents sent by mail should include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly written, otherwise your documents will not be returned to you, nor kept on file.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal.
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
Commercial documents
When is an attestation needed?
Commercial documents must be attested by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Ottawa to be legally approved for commercial use in Qatar.
Description
  • Certificate of Origin;
  • Bill of Lading;
  • Packing List;
  • Price Certificate;
  • Manufacturer Declaration;
  • Commercial Contracts;
  • Commercial Invoices;
  • Other Commercial Documents
Who can apply?

Qatari citizens, Expats, Businesses, Investors, Visitors to Qatar

Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Certificate of origin
75
Bill of lading
75
Packing list
75
Price Certificate
75
Manufacturer Declaration
75
Type of Document (Commercial) (in CAD $)
Fee (in CAD $)
Contract
75
Invoice (total)
1$ - 6,000$
250
6,000.01$ - 40,000$
500
40,000.01$ - 100,000$
1250
100,000.01$ - 400,000$
2500
400,000.01$ And more
0.60% of Total invoice value
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
The commercial document must be issued by Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada before being submitted to the Embassy.
How to submit
Documents should be submitted by Canada PostExpress (Including Return Mail) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • Documents sent by mail should include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly written, otherwise your documents will not be returned to you, nor kept on file.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal.
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
Civil Documents
When is an attestation needed?
Civil documents issued by the State of Qatar have to be authenticated before they can be used abroad. In the same way, documents issued abroad but which you intend to use in Qatar, have to be attested by the Qatari Embassy before you can use them in Qatar.
Description
  • 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 employers that are members of Qatar’s 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.
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Public Authorization
Private Authorization
Guarantee Document
Property Sale Contract
Mortgage Contract
Document of Deposits
Fee (in CAD $)
50
50
50
50
50
50
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
How to submit
Documents should be submitted by Canada PostExpress (Including Return Mail) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • 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’s 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, and the Department of Consular Affairs has 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.
Civil Documents
When is an attestation needed?
Civil documents issued by the State of Qatar have to be authenticated before they can be used abroad. In the same way, documents issued abroad but which you intend to use in Qatar, have to be attested by the Qatari Embassy before you can use them in Qatar.
Description
  • 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 employers that are members of Qatar’s 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.
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Public Authorization
50
Private Authorization
50
Guarantee Document
50
Property Sale Contract
50
Property Lease Contract
50
Mortgage Contract
50
Document of Deposits
50
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
How to submit
Documents should be submitted by Canada PostExpress (Including Return Mail) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • 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’s 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, and the Department of Consular Affairs has 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.
Personal Documents
When is an attestation needed?
To use your personal documents in the State of Qatar, they first have to be attested by the Qatari Embassy in Ontario.
Description
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Adoption Certificate;
  • Certification of Will;
  • Certification of Maturity;
  • Inheritance Enumeration Certificate;
  • Marriage Contract;
  • Certificate of Divorce;
  • No-objection of Marriage;
  • Marital Approvals
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Birth Certificate
Adoption Certificate
Certification of Will
Certification of Maturity
Marriage Contract
Certificate of Divorce
No Objection of Marriage
Marital Approvals
Fee (in CAD $)
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
The document must have been issued by Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada
How to submit
Documents can be submitted in person (10am-12pm Mon - Fri) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • Documents sent by mail should include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly written, otherwise your documents will not be returned to you, nor kept on file.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal.
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
  • 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.
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Personal Documents
When is an attestation needed?
To use your personal documents in the State of Qatar, they first have to be attested by the Qatari Embassy in Ontario.
Description
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Adoption Certificate;
  • Certification of Will;
  • Certification of Maturity;
  • Inheritance Enumeration Certificate;
  • Marriage Contract;
  • Certificate of Divorce;
  • No-objection of Marriage;
  • Marital Approvals
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Birth Certificate
50
Adoption Certificate
50
Certification of Will
50
Certification of Maturity
50
Inheritance Enumeration Certificate
50
Marriage Contract
50
Certificate of Divorce
50
No Objection of Marriage
50
Marital Approvals
50
Processing Time
5 days
Criteria for attestation
The document must have been issued by Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada
How to submit
Documents can be submitted in person (10am-12pm Mon - Fri) or sent to the Embassy via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • Documents sent by mail should include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly written, otherwise your documents will not be returned to you, nor kept on file.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal.
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
  • 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.
Judicial Documents
When is an attestation needed?
To use judicial documents from other countries inside Qatar and Qatari judicial documents abroad, they have to be attested by Qatari authorities first. An attestation gives your documents legal status.
Description
  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from within the State of Qatar by the Supreme Judiciary Council;
  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from other countries by its concerned legal authorities.
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Authorizations
Arbitration Documents
Litigation Papers
Fee (in CAD $)
50
50
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Criteria for attestation
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
  • Your document must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp or signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to submit
There’s no information on this
Submission Notes
  • The State of Qatar is responsible for ratifying documents it issues, as well as their copies.
  • The 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 is considered void and null, and the Department of Consular Affairs has the right to file claims 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 will not ratify documents with contents that go against Qatari regulations.
Judicial Documents
When is an attestation needed?
To use judicial documents from other countries inside Qatar and Qatari judicial documents abroad, they have to be attested by Qatari authorities first. An attestation gives your documents legal status.
Description
  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from within the State of Qatar by the Supreme Judiciary Council;
  • Judiciary letters and arbitration documents from other countries by its concerned legal authorities.
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Authorizations
50
Arbitration Documents
50
Litigation Papers
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Criteria for attestation
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
  • Your document must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp or signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to submit
There’s no information on this
Submission Notes
  • The State of Qatar is responsible for ratifying documents it issues, as well as their copies.
  • The 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 is considered void and null, and the Department of Consular Affairs has the right to file claims 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 will not ratify documents with contents that go against Qatari regulations.
Educational Documents
When is an attestation needed?
You cannot use your Canadian degree and other educational documents in Qatar, including for employment purposes if they are not attested.
Description
  • Degree;
  • Letter of completion;
  • Transcript
Who can apply?
Citizens, Expats and Visitors
Type of Document
Educational Documents
Fee (in CAD $)
50 per document
Processing Time
5 business days
Criteria for attestation
Together with your original degree, you must present:
  • Original confirmation of graduation letter (letter of completion)
  • Original transcript
  • A second original transcript sent directly to the Embassy by the institution’s Registrar’s Office
  • A completed “True Copy Certificate” Form. You must fill in the form below and have it certified. The Registrar’s Office of your educational institution must then send this form in a sealed envelope to the Embassy:
 
True Copy Certificate

(Find additional information on the Qatar embassy website here)

Educational Institution’s Registration Number:
Address:City:Province: Campus:Postal Code:
Educational System: Full time Part Time Distance
Educational Institution:Public Private Others
Student Name:
Student ID Number:
Program: Official program period:2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Program Starting date (YYYY / MM / DD): / /
Program EndingDate (YYYY / MM / DD):/ /
Degree:Diploma Bachelor Master PHD
Educational Institution:
Signature and stamp Date (YYYY / MM / DD): / /
How to submit
You can submit your documents in person from 10am-12pm Monday to Friday, or via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • If you send your documents by mail, include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly printed, otherwise the Embassy won’t return your documents and they won’t be kept on file either.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
Educational Documents
When is an attestation needed?
You cannot use your Canadian degree and other educational documents in Qatar, including for employment purposes if they are not attested.
Description
  • Degree;
  • Letter of completion;
  • Transcript
Who can apply?
Citizens, Expats and Visitors
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Educational Documents
50
Arbitration Documents
50 per document
Litigation Papers
50
Processing Time
5 business days
Criteria for attestation
  • Together with your original degree, you must present:
    • Original confirmation of graduation letter (letter of completion)
    • Original transcript
    • A second original transcript sent directly to the Embassy by the institution’s Registrar’s Office
    • A completed “True Copy Certificate” Form. You must fill in the form below and have it certified. The Registrar’s Office of your educational institution must then send this form in a sealed envelope to the Embassy:
    True Copy Certificate
    (Download the form here)
    Educational Institution’s Registration Number:
    Address:City:Province: Campus:Postal Code:
    Educational System: Full time Part Time Distance
    Educational Institution:Public Private Others
    Student Name:
    Student ID Number:
    Program: Official program period:2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years Program Starting date (YYYY / MM / DD): / / Program EndingDate (YYYY / MM / DD):/ / Degree:Diploma Bachelor Master PHD
    Educational Institution:
    Signature and stamp Date (YYYY / MM / DD): / /
How to submit
You can submit your documents in person from 10am-12pm Monday to Friday, or via pre-paid mail service.
Submission Notes
  • If you send your documents by mail, include a prepaid return envelope with the return address clearly printed, otherwise the Embassy won’t return your documents and they won’t be kept on file either.
  • If a Notary Public’s seal is on the document, it has to be visible on all pages, the impression, and/or the seal
  • The Embassy will not process improperly submitted documents. You will either have to pick up the unprocessed application in person or the documents will be mailed back to you in the prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not keep an application file for improperly submitted documents.
Medical Documents
When is an attestation needed?
An attestation gives legal status to medical documents so you can use them abroad.
Description
  • Medical documents issued by Qatari hospitals or health centers under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Health.
  • Medical documents issued in Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Medical Certificates
Medical Reports
Fee (in CAD $)
50
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Criteria for attestation
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
  • Your document must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp or signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to submit
There’s no information on this
Submission Notes
  • The State of Qatar is responsible for ratifying documents it issues, as well as their copies.
  • The 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 is considered void and null, and the Department of Consular Affairs has the right to file claims 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 will not ratify documents with contents that go against Qatari regulations.
Medical Documents
When is an attestation needed?
An attestation gives legal status to medical documents so you can use them abroad.
Description
  • Medical documents issued by Qatari hospitals or health centers under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Health.
  • Medical documents issued in Canada and authenticated by Global Affairs Canada
Who can apply?
Citizens and Expats
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Medical Certificates
50
Medical Reports
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Criteria for attestation
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its branches only ratify stamps or signatures of authorities they approve.
  • Your document must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp or signature approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to submit
There’s no information on this
Submission Notes
  • The State of Qatar is responsible for ratifying documents it issues, as well as their copies.
  • The 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 is considered void and null, and the Department of Consular Affairs has the right to file claims 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 will not ratify documents with contents that go against Qatari regulations.
Other Documents
Type of Document
Completing Attestation
Documents not listed in above tables
Fee (in CAD $)
75
50
Medical Documents
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Completing Attestation
75
Documents not listed in above tables
50

Qatar Attestation Q&A

An attestation legally acknowledges the authenticity of your document. It is also a requirement for your documents if you plan to move to Qatar for work, study or to do business in the State.

The first step in the attestation process is to get your Canadian documents authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. Once this is done, the Qatari Embassy in Ontario attests your documents. Only then will your documents be recognized in Qatar.

The general fee is 50 CAD$, but it costs more to attest commercial documents. Check out the attestation section for a full cost breakdown

A marriage certificate falls under the ‘personal documents’ category. To use your Canadian marriage certificate in Qatar, it has to be first authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and then attested by the Qatari Embassy.

You can submit your document at the Embassy in person or by mail (don’t forget to include a prepaid envelope to receive your documents back!). The cost of an attestation is 50 CAD$ and your certificate should be ready in 5-10 business days.

You first have to submit your Canadian documents to Global Affairs Canada for authentication. Once Global Affairs Canada authenticates your documents, you then have to submit them to the Qatari Embassy in Ontario for an attestation.

You can find more detailed information on attestation fees and turnaround times for different types of documents in our tables above.

The Qatari attestation process generally takes 5-10 business days for documents already authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. 

The turnaround time is longer if you’re trying to attest Qatari documents for use in Canada as the Embassy has to send your documents to Qatar.

You must attest educational diplomas or certificates to apply for a work visa. To attest your educational documents, you must provide the original diploma, school transcript and an authenticity letter from the university all attested by the Qatar Embassy in Ontario. Your educational degree can be rejected if you don’t follow this process.

You can find more information on this, including qatar certificate attestation fees in the tables above.

Prior to moving to Qatar, you have to ensure that all your documents have been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and then attested by the Qatari Embassy in Ontario. 

If you do not do this prior to arriving in Qatar, the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends your documents to Global Affairs Canada and then to their Embassy in Ottawa but this involves a long waiting time.

While this depends on your employer, you can expect to be asked for your teaching degree, university certificates, transcripts, police clearance, passport and IDs. Some employers also ask for work experience letters.

You will have to create notarized copies of all of these documents and submit them for authentication at Global Affairs Canada and subsequent attestation at the Qatari Embassy.

Together with your original degree, you have to submit the original confirmation of graduation letter, and the original transcript. In addition, the Registrar’s Office of the institution where you studied has to send a second original transcript and a completed “True Copy Certificate” Form directly to the Embassy. You can find this form in our Attestation of Educational Documents Table.

The fee for this service is 50 CAD$ and the processing time is 5-10 business days

At Document Authentication Canada, we work closely with the Qatar Embassy Canada to facilitate the attestation process. Get in touch with our expert team on 1-855-700-5840 for assistance.

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The Qatar Embassy in Canada

The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Ontario offers a number of services for Qatari citizens resident or visiting Canada. These include:
The tables below contain helpful information on each of these services:
Qatar Passport
Description
If your Qatari passport expired or you lost it, you can apply for a new one at the Qatari Embassy Ontario.
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada for treatment or study purposes. Qataris residing in Canada require prior consent.
Type of Document
Expired Passports
Damaged/Lost passports
Fee (in CAD $)
100
400
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
  • Fill and sign a new passport form. In case of underage children, the legal guardian signs on their behalf. The form should then be stamped by the Embassy and signed by the Consul.
  • Your current passport has to be attached to your application
  • Attach 2 photos (4.8x3.5) with a grey background.
How to submit
There’s no information if this has to be done in person.
Submission Notes
  • Once you submit your application, the expired or damaged passport is sent to Qatar. The Embassy then receives your new passport as well as your old one and will hand both back to you.
Qatar Passport
Description
If your Qatari passport expired or you lost it, you can apply for a new one at the Qatari Embassy Ontario.
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada for treatment or study purposes. Qataris residing in Canada require prior consent.
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD $)
Expired Passports
100
Damaged/Lost passports
400
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
  • Fill and sign a new passport form. In case of underage children, the legal guardian signs on their behalf. The form should then be stamped by the Embassy and signed by the Consul.
  • Your current passport has to be attached to your application
  • Attach 2 photos (4.8x3.5) with a grey background.
How to submit
There’s no information if this has to be done in person.
Submission Notes
  • Once you submit your application, the expired or damaged passport is sent to Qatar. The Embassy then receives your new passport as well as your old one and will hand both back to you.
Passage Permit to return to Qatar / Passage Permits for Newborn Babies
Description
If you lost your passport during your stay in Canada, the Qatari Embassy can issue a passage permit, allowing you to return to Qatar.
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada
Type of Document
Passage Permit
Fee (in CAD $)
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
In case of passport loss or theft:
  • Lodge a report at the nearest police station
  • Present a copy of your passport or identity card, showing your Qatari national number
  • Submit 2 photos
 
For newborn babies:
  • Submit copies of the passport or identity card of both parents, clearly showing ID numbers, 2 photos
  • Copy of the birth certificate attested by Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy
How to submit
There’s no information if this has to be done in person.
Submission Notes
  • The Qatari Embassy liaises with the Qatari Department of Nationality and Passports in the Ministry of Interior. Once the Embassy receives a reply, it issues a passage permit.
  • The permit is then valid for three months but only allows one entry to the State of Qatar.
Passage Permit to return to Qatar / Passage Permits for Newborn Babies
Description
If you lost your passport during your stay in Canada, the Qatari Embassy can issue a passage permit, allowing you to return to Qatar.
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada
Type of Document
Fee (in QR)
Passage Permit
50
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
In case of passport loss or theft:
  • Lodge a report at the nearest police station
  • Present a copy of your passport or identity card, showing your Qatari national number
  • Submit 2 photos
For newborn babies:
  • Submit copies of the passport or identity card of both parents, clearly showing ID numbers
  • 2 photos
  • Copy of the birth certificate attested by Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy
How to submit
There’s no information if this has to be done in person.
Submission Notes
  • The Qatari Embassy liaises with the Qatari Department of Nationality and Passports in the Ministry of Interior. Once the Embassy receives a reply, it issues a passage permit.
  • The permit is then valid for three months but only allows one entry to the State of Qatar.
Issuance of Official Authorization
Description
The Embassy of the State of Qatar can issue a general or private authorization
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada permanently or temporarily
Type of Document
Official Authorization
Fee (in QR)
20
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
You must attach a copy of your passport or identity card with your application.
How to submit
You must personally go to the Embassy. If you’re elderly or have special needs, you’re exempted from visiting the Embassy. Instead, an Embassy official will visit you to complete the procedure.
Submission Notes
The Embassy will accept your authorization application to the Head of Mission after ensuring that the information provided is valid and that you are in a normal state of mind.
Issuance of Official Authorization
Description
The Embassy of the State of Qatar can issue a general or private authorization
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada permanently or temporarily
Type of Document
Fee (in QR)
Official Authorization
20
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure
You must attach a copy of your passport or identity card with your application.
How to submit
You must personally go to the Embassy. If you’re elderly or have special needs, you’re exempted from visiting the Embassy. Instead, an Embassy official will visit you to complete the procedure.
Submission Notes
The Embassy will accept your authorization application to the Head of Mission after ensuring that the information provided is valid and that you are in a normal state of mind.
“To whom it may concern” certificate
Description
This certificate is issued to Qatari citizens upon request
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada traveling for study, medical treatment, or other reasons.
Type of Document
“To whom it may concern” certificate
Fee (in CAD $)
20
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure

You must fill an application requesting the Embassy to issue a certificate, The letter of application should be addressed to the Head of Mission, stating the reasons for residing outside Qatar. Together with your application include:

  • A copy of your passport or identity card
  • Proof for residing outside of Qatar, in case of travelling for medical treatment or study.
How to submit
This information is missing from the website
Submission Notes
N/A
“To whom it may concern” certificate
Description
This certificate is issued to Qatari citizens upon request
Who can apply?
Qatari citizens in Canada traveling for study, medical treatment, or other reasons.
Type of Document
Fee (in QR)
“To whom it may concern” certificate
20
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure

You must fill an application requesting the Embassy to issue a certificate, The letter of application should be addressed to the Head of Mission, stating the reasons for residing outside Qatar. Together with your application include:

  • A copy of your passport or identity card
  • Proof for residing outside of Qatar, in case of travelling for medical treatment or study.
How to submit
This information is missing from the website
Submission Notes
N/A
Transport of Dead Body to Qatar
Description
The Embassy facilitates the transportation of dead Qatari citizens back to Qatar
Who can apply?
Relatives of deceased Qatari citizens in Canada
Type of Document
N/A
Fee (in CAD $)
No details on website
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure

As a relative of a deceased Qatari citizen, you must notify the Embassy of the death. The Embassy will then start the process to transport the body back to Qatar. You must submit:

  • Original passport
  • Death certificate
  • Post-mortem report
  • Other documents related to the death
How to submit
This information is missing from the website
Submission Notes
The Embassy notifies the Department of Consular Affairs about the date and time of the body’s arrival in Qatar so they can make arrangements with the airport.
Transport of Dead Body to Qatar
Description
The Embassy facilitates the transportation of dead Qatari citizens back to Qatar
Who can apply?
Relatives of deceased Qatari citizens in Canada
Type of Document
Fee (in QR)
N/A
No details on website
Processing Time
No details on website
Procedure

As a relative of a deceased Qatari citizen, you must notify the Embassy of the death. The Embassy will then start the process to transport the body back to Qatar. You must submit:

  • Original passport
  • Death certificate
  • Post-mortem report
  • Other documents related to the death
How to submit
This information is missing from the website
Submission Notes
The Embassy notifies the Department of Consular Affairs about the date and time of the body’s arrival in Qatar so they can make arrangements with the airport.
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Visa Services Provided by the Qatar Embassy in Ontario

The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Canada provides visa services for Canadian citizens and other foreigners traveling to Qatar to live, work or for a holiday. Visas vary in their scope, so it’s important you apply for the one that best describes the nature of your visit to Qatar, as well as your nationality.

The table below contains helpful information on these types of visas:

Who can apply Duration of visit Validity Extension Allowed Days until issue Fee (QR)
Official visa
Official delegations
1 month
3 months
yes
1
Free
Business visa
Business-men and commercial figures
1 month
3 months
Yes - up to 3 months
1
200
Visit visa
Tourists
1 month
3 months
No
1
200
GCC Resident Visit Visa
GCC Residents
1 month
3 months
Yes - up to 3 months
Immediate
100
Entry visa for companions of GCC Nationals
Companions of GCC nationals, such as maids, drivers and babysitters
1 month
3 months
Yes - up to 3 months
Immediate
100
Transit Visa
Travelers planning to stop in Qatar on their way to a third destination
2 months
1 month
No
Immediate
100
Joint Tourist Visa for visiting Qatar and Oman
Residents of 37 approved countries*
1 month
1 month
No
Immediate
100
Immediate Tourist Visa
Turkish, Polish, Hungarian and Cypriot nationals
1 month
1 month
No
Immediate
100
Visit Visa
All nationalities, except GCC citizens
1 month
3 months
Yes - up to 6 months
Not available
200 / perMonth
Re-issuing visa
All nationalities
200
Visa Services
Official visa
Who can apply
Official delegations
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
yes
Days until issue
1
Fee (QR)
Free
Business visa
Who can apply
Business-men and commercial figures
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
Yes - up to 3 months
Days until issue
1
Fee (QR)
200
Visit visa
Who can apply
Tourists
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
No
Days until issue
1
Fee (QR)
200
GCC Resident Visit Visa
Who can apply
GCC Residents
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
Yes - up to 3 months
Days until issue
Immediate
Fee (QR)
100
Entry visa for companions of GCC Nationals
Who can apply
Companions of GCC nationals, such as maids, drivers and babysitters
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
Yes - up to 3 months
Days until issue
Immediate
Fee (QR)
100
Transit Visa
Who can apply
Travelers planning to stop in Qatar on their way to a third destination
Duration of visit
2 months
Validity
1 month
Extension Allowed
No
Days until issue
Immediate
Fee (QR)
100
Joint Tourist Visa for visiting Qatar and Oman
Who can apply
Residents of 37 approved countries*
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
1 month
Extension Allowed
No
Days until issue
Immediate
Fee (QR)
100
Immediate Tourist Visa
Who can apply
Turkish, Polish, Hungarian and Cypriot nationals
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
1 month
Extension Allowed
No
Days until issue
Immediate
Fee (QR)
100
Visit Visa
Who can apply
All nationalities, except GCC citizens
Duration of visit
1 month
Validity
3 months
Extension Allowed
Yes - up to 6 months
Days until issue
Not available
Fee (QR)
200 / per Month
Re-issuing visa
Who can apply
-
Duration of visit
-
Validity
-
Extension Allowed
-
Days until issue
-
Fee (QR)
200
*Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.

Qatar Good Conduct Certificate, Validation of Qatari Educational Certificates and Qatari Driver’s Licence

If you lived in Qatar in the past and now require documents from the State, the Qatari Embassy in Ontario can help you out:
Processing time Fee Required Documentation
Letter to submit with Driver’s Licence Application
Official delegations
50 CAD$
  • Original driving licence used in Qatar
  • Copy of the passport you used in Qatar
  • Copy of old residence visa
  • Copy of your current passport
Good conduct certificate (in CAD $)
6 months
  • 55 $ in cash
  • 50 $ for fingerprint attestation in money order, certified cheque or bank draft
  • 50 CAD$ for certificate attestation in money order, certified cheque or bank draft
  • Letter explaining purpose of request
  • Copy of the passport you used in Qatar
  • Copy of old residence visa
  • Copy of your current passport
  • Copy of your current valid residence permit or Canadian citizenship
  • Certified photocopy of fingerprint form, certified by the Global Affairs Canada
  • Four photographs
Certificates
Letter to submit with Driver’s Licence Application
Processing time
Official delegations
Fee
50 CAD$
Required Documentation
  • Original driving licence used in Qatar
  • Copy of the passport you used in Qatar
  • Copy of old residence visa
  • Copy of your current passport
Good conduct certificate (in CAD $)
Processing time
6 months
Fee
  • 55 $ in cash
  • 50 $ for fingerprint attestation in money order, certified cheque or bank draft
  • 50 CAD$ for certificate attestation in money order, certified cheque or bank draft
Required Documentation
  • Letter explaining purpose of request
  • Copy of the passport you used in Qatar
  • Copy of old residence visa
  • Copy of your current passport
  • Copy of your current valid residence permit or Canadian citizenship
  • Certified photocopy of fingerprint form, certified by the Global Affairs Canada
  • Four photographs

IN CONCLUSION

You should now have a better idea of the requirements and fees to obtain an attestation, visa, passport, good conduct certificate or other official documents from Qatar.

We know that liaising with and navigating through government departments and embassies can be overwhelming – especially if you’re in the middle of a move to Qatar, taking a teaching job in Qatar, or still a student.

This is why at DAC, we facilitate and streamline the process, both with Global Affairs Canada and Qatar Embassy Ottawa. We make sure that your documents are properly prepared, submitted, and then delivered to you on time.

Get in touch with our team on 1-855-700-5840 to request a quote and a free document review!

Embassy of Qatar in Canada

About The Author

Nidhal Abu, Director of Operations

Nidhal is an expert in the international community in Ottawa and is currently completing his paralegal license. He manages all client relationships and oversees DAC’s daily operations.