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Approvals, Authorizations & Authentications

Authentication of Medical Documents through MOFA

  • Fees- QR100.
  • Last Updated 24 Apr, 2021
  • Service Type : Offline Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Health, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen:Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident:Parent, Employee

Description

You may submit a request to the Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to authenticate your medical documents. This service aims at legalizing medical documents to be used abroad and inside the State of Qatar, and this includes:

  • Medical certificates issued by hospitals and medical centers under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Medical certificates issued abroad and authenticated by supreme health entities, MOFA and the mission of the State of Qatar in the country of origin or the mission of the country of origin that is accredited by the State of Qatar.
  • Educational certificates, including university, professional and medical ones, that are issued outside the State of Qatar and authenticated by entities with which the Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA or one of its branches is affiliated.

Offline Instructions

  • Submit the document required to be authenticated to the Legalization Section at the Administration Building of the Department of Consular Affairs.
  • Pay prescribed fees. 

Service Center

  • Legalization Section at the Administration Building of the Department of Consular Affairs from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Governmental Services Centers in MusaimeerAlwakraUm SelalAlzubara on two shifts as follows:
  • Morning shift from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Evening shift from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (except Alzubara).
  • Diplomatic and consular missions of the State under the supervision of the Department of Consular Affairs.

Additional Information

  • Medical certificates issued by hospitals and medical centers under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education shall have a series of authentications, ending with a seal and signature approved by MOFA – the Department of Consular Affairs or one of its branches.
  • Medical certificates issued abroad and authenticated by supreme health entities and MOFA shall include a series of authentications, ending with the seal of the mission of the State of Qatar in the country of origin or the mission of the country of origin that is accredited by the State of Qatar.
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA or any of its accredited branches authenticates the seal or signature of Qatar Chamber (QC) or the seal and signature of an accredited ministry or an organization accredited by the Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA.
  • The document required to be authenticated shall have a number of live seals and signatures ending with a seal and signature accredited by the Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA.
  • The government entities in the State of Qatar shall be deemed competent to authenticate the documents they issue and the (certified) copies of such documents.
  • QC shall authenticate the seals and signatures of some translation offices.
  • When authenticating a document whose seals and signatures or pre-authentication content are later proven to be invalid, the authentication of the Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA or one of its branches is deemed void, and the Department has the right to refer the issue to the competent security authorities in the State of Qatar.
  • The Department of Consular Affairs at MOFA and its branches are not responsible for the content of the document, yet they abstain from authenticating any document that violates the applicable regulations in the State of Qatar.
  • A transaction is reviewed and the legalization procedures are completed within a period ranging from one to five minutes, depending on the number of transactions, in the cases where the transaction is valid and complete with all the required signatures and seals. However, in case the transaction lacks any signatures or seals, customer is requested to complete the requirements and come back to process the authentication.

    Fees

    Prescribed QR100 fees are for each of the following documents:

    • Medical certificates.
    • Medical reports.   

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