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New MOFA Regulation for Educational Certificate Attestation

New MOFA Regulation for Educational Certificate Attestation

If you are planning to get your educational document attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), make sure you are aware of the recent changes in the process. Embassy of State of Qatar in the respective country and MOFA now require, irrespective of the university or institution, a letter of authenticity in a preferred format.

Earlier the embassy required a bonafide letter from university/institute in a simple format stating the person studied in the college during the period, also it was not a mandatory requirement. However, now the format is changed and the letter is required to carry information related to type of degree, duration of course, certificate authenticity, study system, etc.

As per Manav Corporate Consultants, below are the required information to be added in the verification letter. No document will be accepted for attestation without the below details. This new regulation has been in place since June 2016.

  • Authenticity of certificate
  • Study System (full/part time),
  • Venue of study and examination
  • Type of degree obtained (Diploma, Bachelors or Masters)
  • Duration of course
  • Institution status (Government or Private)
  • Institution’s accreditation standard at the time of obtaining the said certificate

Manav Corporate Consultants notes:

One can appreciate the intention behind this which is to curb the fake documents that some candidates may carry for their employment. However for a bonafide candidate the process has become much harder especially if she/ he is located elsewhere and there is no one back home to take care of all the documentation needs.’

All individuals who want to get their educational documents attested from the Embassy of the State of Qatar should note that Degree/Diploma should be along with marks sheet and verification from the concerned university or institute.’

Sample Format

Sample Format





  1. MOFA Attestation in Qatar

    April 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I think it is best to approach an attestation agency in Qatar as they follow all of this procedure to attest the documents. I got mine done from Trustlink Qatar as they are one of the certified attestation and translation agencies in Qatar. I will share their contact details below,
    +974 66332969/70303534

  2. Moe B

    February 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I had both my degrees and transcripts attested by Qatars MOFA in 2012. I am moving to Qatar now 7 years later, given that the degrees have been attested under the ild regulations do i still need to go through the bonafide letter procees and have them attested again for a second time?

    Thank you

  3. Younus mohammed

    December 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Please tell anybody Can we fly to qatar for work without certificate attestation.
    my documents are in under process.
    Please tell anybody

  4. menaka

    December 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I have already asked my institute to send bonafide letter to me. is it ok if i have that as scanned document? and does that letter requires any authenticity from any indian missions?

  5. menaka

    December 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I already asked my institure to send me a letter. If its a scanned one wil that do? do i need to get the bonafide letter also attested by any of the indian missions?

  6. Abdullah M.

    November 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Does the letter from the university also requires attestation from the country of degree issuance. I hv all the degree attested except for the letter.

  7. Chincai

    November 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    will mofa accept my Diploma&transcipt authenticated by Phil Embassay 2013 and certified in DFA 2008
    I’ve heard they only accept latest..
    please advise.

  8. Ernest

    October 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Hi my name is Ernest im from philippines my case is im 2years graduate vocational in a university my university said that im not covered for the Certification only 4 years garaduated but my school gave me a CAV Certification Authentication and verification, please do answer my concern maam if im valid to pass my school credential thanks maam

  9. Kaviraj

    September 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    This is Kaviraj from India(Tamilnadu).I arrived at Qatar on 23rd August 2016 and currently work as an engineer in construction company. I would like to have attestation on my original degree certificate from Qatar embassy to go ahead my visa process further. I had attestation from UAE and HRD, MEA in India .I want to have attest my degree in Qatar. please assist me for further procedure and document required.

  10. Alvin

    August 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    What do you mean by class?

  11. Aya

    August 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    What is meant by class type ? And examination venue ?

  12. Amr

    August 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    should I stick to this format or can I prepare my own style “as one paragrarph”

    also what is meant by class type?


    • Lubuna Jeffin

      August 7, 2016 at 4:23 am

      This is one of the formats that was not denied by MOFA.

  13. Nerine

    August 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    What exactly is supposed to be written for “with CLASS TYPE”? as well as class beneath… is this the grade?

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      August 7, 2016 at 4:22 am

      That’s based on your score – first/second class or distinction, rank holder.

  14. Noli

    July 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

    In the sample formatted above letter, please advise on what to write regarding CLASS and EXAMINATION VENUE?

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 31, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Examination venue – Same as college or any other examination centre.

      Class – Distinction, First, Second class – (Marks-wise)

  15. Gil

    July 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Where can we get at least a sample, for format pusposes, of this Letter of Authenticity? Thanks so much for the help.

  16. Reema

    July 23, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I have attested certificate…if my institute provides me letter of authentification and inculdes all the point is tht valid?

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

      If it’s already done, you may not require it again.

  17. Lye

    July 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    What if the college you attend b4 is already close.

  18. Liza

    July 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve done with all my academic requirements and about to process my changing of profession/designation in my ID, unluckily, the processing will be under the new regulation/requirement, in lieu of this, can you kindly furnish/send to me a copy/format of the letter of authenticity to be accomplish by the school/university where I graduated? Thanks so much

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Hi Liza, The format is now added to the post.

  19. Joseliza

    July 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I am in the process of changing my profession/designation in my ID, so sad that I am now under the new req. can you kindly send to me the official format of the letter to be accomplished by my school/university where I graduated. Thank u very much

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Hi Joseliza, The format is now added to the post.

  20. Syed

    July 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    is there any standard format of letter of authenticity required by MOFA

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Hi Syed, The format is now added to the post.

  21. vera

    July 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    i have my academic transcript, will it serve the purpose? if No is it possible they will accept a scanned copy as i cannot travel to my country at the moment but i can request for it

    • Lubuna Jeffin

      July 21, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Hi Vera, Letter of authenticity is compulsory now.

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