Non-Educational Certificate Attestation in Qatar

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Non-Educational Certificate Attestation in Qatar

Non-educational certificate attestation is a significant procedure if you want to visit foreign countries including Qatar. Documents that are not educational come under non-educational certificates. These include personal and commercial documents. Documents such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and experience certificates belong to personal documents. Documents related to business, trade and financial matters such as the certificate of origin, certificate of incorporation, invoices, etc. are commercial documents.

Before you fly abroad, you must get your non-educational certificates attested.This is required to ensure the credibility of the documents through standard verification processes and confirm it with the official seal and signature of the concerned authorities. Non-educational certificate attestation makes your certificates legally valid and usable in a foreign country. 

There are various kinds of non-educational certificate attestation. These include the attestation of personal documents such as birth certificate attestation, marriage certificate attestation, death certificate attestation and divorce certificate attestation. Attestation of Commercial documents also falls under the category of non-educational certificate attestation.

Different types of Non-Educational Certificate Attestation in Qatar

Every kind of certificate needs to go through the process of attestation to be officially accepted by a foreign authority. The same goes for non-educational certificates. Certificates that do not fall under the category of educational documents belong to this category. Some of the non-educational certificate attestation is given below.

Process of Non-Educational Certificate Attestation in Qatar

Attestation of non-educational certificates consists of several steps. The initial step in this process is the attestation by local notaries. The next step is Home Department attestation which is followed by MEA Attestation, Embassy Attestation, and finally concluded with MOFA Attestation.

The first step of the attestation process is the regional level of attestation. At this level, the notaries verify the documents for their authenticity. If the documents are commercial documents then the Chamber of Commerce carries out the attestation.

After the notary attestation, the home department proceeds with the attestation. The authority to attest personal documents lies with the State Home Department. The State Home Department (SHD), the Human Resource Department (HRD), or the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) conducts this level of attestation. 


SDM is independent of the State Home Department. It can act on behalf of the State Home Department and HRD in rare cases.

The country’s external affairs are managed by the Ministry of External Affairs, so it has an important role to play in the attestation. After the home department attestation, MEA attests the certificate with its signature and seal.

After MEA attestation, the embassy of the destination country proceeds with the attestation process. For some countries, the attestation process ends with this.

Next to Embassy attestation, certain countries carry out MOFA attestation. In countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar, MOFA attestation is a mandatory procedure. This process is applicable to foreign documents and the documents issued in these Gulf countries.

Documents Required for Non-Educational Certificate Attestation in Qatar

For attesting documents, authorities need to check the documents that need to be attested and also certain supporting documents to verify the authenticity of the documents. Though the attestation of different documents requires the submission of specific documents, generally, the certificate attestation process requires the below given types of documents.

  • Original non-educational certificate
  • Passport Copy

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