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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Personal License of Artistic Classifications

  • Fees- QR10,000
  • Last Updated 05 May, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee


This service enables individuals to apply for a license online for the import, export, sale, and distribution of audio or video materials, on the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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 “Practicing import, export, and distribution of artistic works”, 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: QR10,000
  • Renewing License: QR5000

Additional Information

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

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