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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Business License of Small Printing House

  • Fees- QR10,000
  • Last Updated 11 Oct, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B, G2G
  • 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 submit a request to obtain a small printing house's license via the E-Services portal of the Ministry of Culture (MOC), for advertising purposes. They include printing advertisements, posters, media bulletins, calendars, notebooks, personal cards, wedding cards, smart cards, printing of correspondence papers, commercial stationery, and invoices.

License Duration: one year

Online Instructions

  • Click on "Publications and Artistic Works Services" under E-Services portal available on MOC website.
  • Click on "License Request to Operate Small Printer" from the list of services.  
  • Login by using your personal account on the National Authentication System (NAS, Tawtheeq). 
  • Attach the following documents:
    • 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.


  • License Issuance: QR10,000
  • License Renewal: QR5,000
  • Re-issue Request: QR10,000 
  • 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
  • This service is also available on the Ministry's mobile app.

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