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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for a Personal License to Import, Export, or Distribute Publications

  • Fees- QR15,000
  • Last Updated 03 May, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee


This service enables individuals to submit a request online to apply for a license to import, export, or distribute publications, on the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS).

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 Publications”, filling 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
  • Bank guarantee of QR3000
  • Submit the application.


  • Issuing and Reissuing License: QR15,000
  • Renewing License: QR3000

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