Please Note:

In order to minimise any potential business disruption from any future office closure as a result of  the COVID-19 virus we would encourage you to send or copy all correspondence to us by email, and make any payments by electronic transfer. This is to ensure that, in the event that our office is required to close, we can continue to receive and deal with all incoming correspondence remotely.



Documentation Requirements 
  • All shipments to Qatar must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate together with an original, signed invoice. Both must be certified by the AICC
  • All shipments must be legalised which can be arranged by AICC
  • Health and Radiation Certificates are often required for food, meat and poultry consignments
  • Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry
  • Shipments covering the following goods are exempt from invoice legalisation fees:
    • Medical: For the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Est. only. Medicine, blood substitutes, all types of immunisation and chemicals
    • Consumables: Rice, wheat, sugar, flour, milk, fat, fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Documents must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs.


Type of Document Embassy fee
Certificate of Origin/Packing List/ Bill of Lading   €75

Invoice: QAR 0.00-  QAR 15,000.00

               US$ 0.00-  US$ 4,119.00

                    € 0.00-  € 3,750.00

                    £ 0.00-  £ 3,333.00


Invoice: QAR 15,001.00-  QAR 100,000.00

               US$ 4,120.00-  US$ 27,461.00

                    € 3,571.00 -  € 25,000.00

                    £ 3,334.00-  £ 22,222.00



Invoice: QAR 100,001.00-  QAR 250,000.00

               US$ 27,462.00-  US$ 68,653.00

                    € 25,001.00-  € 62,500.00

                    £ 22,223.00-  £ 55,556.00


Invoice: QAR 250,001.00-  QAR 1,000,000.00

               US$ 68,654.00-  US$ 274,612.00

                    € 62,501.00-  € 250,000.00

                    £ 55,557.00-  £ 222,222.00


Invoice over QAR 1,000,001.00

                       US$ 274,613.00

                            € 250,001.00

                             £ 222,223.00

  1. Change to QAR

US$/QAR X 3.6415

Euro/QAR X 4.00

GBP/QAR X 4.50

  1. X 0.6%
  2. Divide by 4.50
  3. Round up to nearest pound

Other Documents


Personal Documents


Personal documentation

  • As from 5th January 2015, all personal documentation will also now be charged 23% vat
  • For processing of personal documentation please follow the following guidelines;

As from the 1st June 2016, all qualification certificates holders of the following degrees, Diplomas, BA’s/BSc’s, M.A’s and PhD’s issued outside of the State of Qatar, which require Embassy legalisation / attesting must now be supported by the following 3 items;-

  1. Certificate / Diploma
  2. Supported by the transcript
  3. A cover letter from the issuing educational provider confirming all the following points;-
  • The qualification/certificate’s authenticity
  • The mode of study and type of study; whether full-time/part-time
  • The type of study : whether distance learning (E-Learning) or face to face learning (on campus learning)
  • Location of study
  • Location of examinations
  • The actual dates of study (start date and the end date) 
  • The awarded title of the issued diploma, i.e. Degree (BA or BSc), Masters or Doctorate program
  • The duration of the course studied
  • The actual dates of study (start date and the end date)

Kindly Note:

  • All 3 items mentioned above have to be attested by the Uk's Foreign & Common Wealth Office (FCO) prior to submitting it for legilisation at the Embassy of State of Qatar - London.
  • The Embassy will NOT legalise foreign documents.
  • Documents certified and apostilled in a bundle are NOT accepted, they should be legalised individually.
  • Any certificate obtained via distance learning (online) will NOT  be accepted for legalisatin
  • For any certificate, where the place of study and examination are outside the UK will not be accepted for leglisation

Diplomatic representation in Qatar is provided by the Irish Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

Occasionally, embassy' rules and regulations change overnight. The AICC bears no responsibility for any such changes therefore any price changes will be passed directly to customers. We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede with or take responsibility for transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an embassy.