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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Business License for Establishing a Publishing House

  • Fees- QR100,000
  • Last Updated 06 Oct, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee

Service Description

This service allows companies to apply for a license 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 the Law No. (8) of Publication and Publishing (1979), through the E-Services portal of the Ministry of Culture (MOC).

License Duration: one year.

Online Instructions

    • A QID copy of license owner and partners
    • A QID copy of responsible manager
    • A certificate of trade name preservation (in case of new request)
    • A study of business that a company will do, signed by the owner of company or a person authorized to sign with the company's seal (In case of new or re-issue request)
    • A certificate of proof of authorization to sign, in case of entering as a delegate or authorized to sign (Optional)
    • A copy of the commercial registration (in case of renew or re-issue request)
    • A Copy of the municipality's license (in case of renew or re-issue request)
    • A copy of the establishment card (in case of renew or re-issue request)
    • A copy of the lease contract (in case of renew or re-issue request)
    • The decision to establish the company (in case a facility is a government entity or a public utility company)
  • Submit the application.


    • Issuing and Reissuing the License: QR100,000
    • Renewing the License: QR10,000
    • Re-issue Request: QR100.000 
    • Edit License Data : QR100 
    • License Transfer ownership : QR100 
    • License Cancel : No fees needed 

    Additional Information

    • Among the terms for applying for this service are as follows: 
      • The application is available for individuals who must be Qataris.
      • Submission is available for companies or through an authorized signatory.
      • Submission is available for governmental entities or through an authorized signatory.
    • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

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