Document Attestation South Africa Blog

Revised Qatar Degree Attestation Process June 10, 2016 10:12

An update on the Qatar Degree Attestation Process for South Africans wanting to work in Qatar. 

Due to the high levels of fraud the Qatar Ministry of Foreign affairs requires an additional letter to accompany the degree and statement of results attestation. The process to attest is as follows (2 options):

Department of Higher Education (Recommended route):

1. Department of Higher Education (DHET) stamp original

Document Requirements: Original Degree, Statement of results(transcript), Letter from university (see 

2. Department of International Relations and Co operation (DIRCO)

3. Qatar Embassy (2-5 days processing period)

Notary Attestation Process:

1. Notary Attorney

2. High Court

3. Department of International Relations and Co operation (DIRCO)

4. Qatar Embassy (2-5 days processing period)

The process may be challenging with some of the university insitutions in South Africa. Please provide all correct documents prior to the process. 


Information that is required in the University Letter (on an official letterhead):


 Qatar Letter


 Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Degree Attestation for Qatar April 26, 2016 11:30

University Degree Attestation for Qatar- South Africans

Should you be considering employment in Qatar the first step of emigration is to prove your educational qualifications. This is known as a degree attestation. This is a standard procedure and requirement from Qatari companies. Typically you require a completed degree (we have had the occasional request for incomplete degrees!) and it must be from a recognized institution. South African Higher institutions, private included, need to have their courses (Diplomas, Certificates and Degrees) registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). 

In addition to this, the Qatar Embassy in Pretoria, you must present your statement of results (aka Academic Transcript) to the relevant Authorities. 

The Document process is as follows:

Original Degree (presented with copies) - DHET- DIRCO (Foreign Affairs)- Qatar Embassy Attestation

Each page is R180 (Date of blog-subject to change due to fluctuating Rand/US Dollar Exchange)Charge by the Qatar Embassy for the Document Attestation. Typically for a degree, transcript and additional pages there would be approximately 8 pages. 

The turnaround for this is typically 3 working days and the embassy will then allow you to collect after 14h00. 

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