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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Business License for Establishing a Publishing House

  • Fees- QR100,000
  • Last Updated 11 Feb, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Culture, Arts and Media, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner

Service Description

This service enables companies to apply for a license online for the establishment, management, and investment of a publishing house, to prepare, release, and produce publications for the purpose of trade and circulation, in accordance with Law No. (8) of Publication and Publishing (1979), through the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture.

Online Instructions

  • Go to Ministry's e-services portal, and enter your username and password if you were previously registered in the National Authentication System.
  • Select "Organization License" under the Department of Publications, Audio & Visual Media - Licensing Section.
  • Choose the Facility Type, and the Activity “Publishing House”, filling out its respective online application form.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • QID copy of the license owner and partners, as well as the responsible manager
  • Trade name reservation certificate or commercial registration copy
  • Signature’s authorization proof certificate in case of applying as a representative or authorized signatory
  • Copy of the lease contract of the activity’s location
  • Submit the application.


  • Issuing and Reissuing the License: QR100,000
  • Renewing the License: QR10,000

Additional Information

  • It takes five (5) working days to obtain the license.
  • You can check the service information page on MCS website for more details.

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