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. 

Birth Certificate Qatar Attestation May 4, 2016 10:00

Birth Certificate Qatar Attestation

Should you be moving to Qatar from South Africa and have children you will need to get their Birth Certificates Attested at the Qatar Embassy in Pretoria in order for them to be sponsored by the primary sponsor (the person getting the job). The Qatar Embassy charges R180 per page (subject to change). Typically there will be about 5 pages that will be attested. 

The Qatar Birth Certificate Attestation document process is as follows:

Original- Notary Attorney (Copy is stamped)- High Court- DIRCO (Foreign Affairs)- Qatar Embassy Pretoria

There are a few South African birth certificate variations. However, due to the new travel laws all Minors travelling to South Africa or leaving South Africa require an Unabridged Birth Certificate in addition to their passports (regardless of Nationality). Therefore we recommend that you get an unabridged birth certificate. 

In terms of the Unabridged Birth Certificate applications, these need to made at a Home Affairs Department or at a South African Embassy if you are abroad. The turnaround time varies and is inconsistent from 2 weeks to 8 months. 

We offer a Birth Certificate Attestation for Qatar and offer discounts for families who attest several documents. 

Contact us for further information or order online:


Marriage Attestation for Qatar April 19, 2016 10:30

Marriage Attestation for Qatar- South Africans

Should you be considering emigrating to Qatar for work purposes and you are married, you will need to attest your marriage certificate. There are several different versions of the marriage certificate which can be attested.

These are:

1. The original Marriage certificate issued by the marriage officer registered with the Department of Home Affairs with his/her signature. 

2. The customary Marriage certificate- For Example Islamic Marriage Officer. 

3. Abridged Marriage Certificate

4. Unabridged Marriage Certificate (Turnaround from Home Affairs is several months)

Currently Qatar (and other Middle East countries) accept a Notorized version of all of the above formats. The document process for attestation of a Marriage certificate would be as follows:

Original- Notary copy- High Court- DIRCO (Foreign Affairs)- Qatar Embassy Marriage Attestation

The costs currently (see date of Blog) are R180 per page. Each page the Qatar embassy charges R180 per page. For a Marriage attestation there will be approximately 5 pages.Payments are in cash and the document turnaround is approximately 3 working days from when you hand in at the Qatar Embassy. 

Should you require assistance contact us. 

For pricing of a Qatar Marriage Attestation please visit: