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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Government License of Small Printing House

  • Fees- QR10,000
  • Last Updated 12 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, informational flyers, calendars, diaries, business cards, and wedding cards, smart cards, printing correspondence papers, commercial stationery and bills.

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 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 there are public utility companies)
    • Disclosure of the heads of the Board of Directors (in case there are public utility companies)
  • 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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