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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Personal License of Advertisements and Public Relations

  • Fees- QR25,000
  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee


This service enables individuals to apply for a license online for practicing advertising and public relations’ activities, on the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS), necessary for designing ads, promoting and marketing certain goods or services, conducting advertising campaigns, and managing public relations’ activities.

Online Instructions

  • Go to MCS e-services portal, and enter your username and password if you were previously registered in the National Authentication System.
  • Select Personal License under the Department of Publications, Audio & Visual Media - Licensing Section.
  • Choose the Activity “Advertising”, and fill out its respective online application form.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • QID copy of the license owner and 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 License: QR25,000
  • Renewing License: QR10,000

Additional Information

It takes five (5) working days to get the license.

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