Authentication/Certification Services

The US-Qatar Business Council develops, supports, and advances the bilateral relationship between the United States and the State of Qatar.

US-Qatar Business Council offers a service to process commercial documents to facilitate the trade relationship between the United States and the State of Qatar. USQBC is the only authorized entity to certify export documents.

Commercial Documents Include:

  • Certificates of Origin
  • Commercial Invoices
  • Halal Certificates
  • Health Certificates
  • Letters of Credit 
  • Packing List

Certification Requirements: 

  • All shipments require a Certificate of Origin (â„…) and a Commercial Invoice (C/I). Other required and related documents should be replaced under the C/O and the C/I. 
  • All commercial documents must be signed by an authorized person or agent of the company and notarized by a notary public (unsigned and/or non-notarized documents will be rejected and returned). Local Chambers of Commerce certification is not required on any of these documents unless used as a notary.
  • All Certificates of Origin must state the full name and address of the manufacturer in the USA (or other country with an appended declaration to C/O) on company letterhead.
  • All Commercial Invoices should contain at least six-digit Harmonized System (HS) Codes (i.e. Schedule B Number) for items in that shipment.

Certification Fees:

For application processing, please contact us at: 

Email:

ProcessingCtr@usqbc.org

Phone:

(202) 457-8555

Fax:

(202) 457-1919

Address:

1700 New York Ave NW

Suite 330

Washington, DC 20006

   

Business Hours:

9:00AM-5:00PM EST


Attestation of Commercial Documents (Click Here for Embassy Website)


Beneficiaries of this service:
Expats, Business, Investors, & Visitors.


Service Procedures:
The service aims to provide a legal approval of the commercial documents to be used in and outside of Qatar, such as:

  • Country of Origin
  • Bill of Landing (Manifesto)
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Invoices
  • Terms & Requirements

The Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or one of its branches, may ratify the stamp or signature of the Chamber of Commerce or any other ministry or authority approved by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


General Instructions:

  • The document sent for attestation must include a group of stamps and signatures ending with a stamp and signature approved by Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The authorities of the Government of the State of Qatar are responsible for ratification of documents issued by them, as well as copies of those documents.
  • Qatar Chamber of Commerce approves stamps and signatures of some translation offices.
  • If the information on an attested document or any of its signatures or stamps turns out to be incorrect, the attestation will be considered void and null, in which case the department of consular affairs will reserve the right to file claims to the concerned authorities in Qatar.

The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its affiliates are not responsible for the contents of the document. However, they will refuse to ratify any document of which the content proves to be contrary to the regulations of the State of Qatar.

Statement

Qatari Riyal  

US Dollar  

Certificate of origin, bill of lading, commercial contracts, commercial agencies
(all types). 

QAR 150

$41

Documents (civil, personal, judicial, medial and academic certificates, or any document, contract, certificate not mentioned in this table).

QAR 100

$27

Price of the fixed exchange rate of the Qatari Riyal against the US Dollar.

3.64

Fees for Other Commercial Documents:

 

Fees in Qatari Riyal

 

Fees in US Dollars

From

Up To

Fee

From

Up To

Fee

0.00

15,000

QAR 500

0.00

4,121

$138

15,001

100,000

QAR 1,000

4,122

27,473

$275

100,001

250,000

QAR 2,500

27,474

68,681

$687

250,001

1,000,000.  

QAR 5,000.  

68,682

274,725

$1,374

1,000,001+

                    0.6%

274,726+. 

                    0.6%

The US-Qatar Business Council develops, supports, and advances the bilateral relationship between the United States and the State of Qatar.

The Council envisions a seamless relationship between the US and Qatar; a permanent partnership built on a foundation of mutual interests and strong political, business, cultural, and security relations. The Council is the leading organization dedicated exclusively to enhancing the bilateral relationship between the US and Qatar.

The Council achieves this vision primarily, but not exclusively, through improving the commercial and economic relationship between the US and Qatar. The Council offers business advisory services, consultancy services, and coordinates trade missions for US and Qatari companies to facilitate bilateral business.In addition, the Council supports this vision through publishing a weekly newsletter to high-level recipients in government, business, and academia, highlighting news, events, and developments in the US-Qatar relationship. The Council utilizes various vehicles to highlight Qatari happenings and engage stakeholders, including partnerships, events, and articles.