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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for New Commercial License

  • Last Updated 24 Oct, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner


Local investors may submit a request to the Commercial Registration and Licenses Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) to obtain a new commercial license.

Online Instructions

  • Log in to the Investor Services, entering the username and password.
  • Select “Commercial Licenses” service and enter all the required details.
  • Attach the following documents.

  • Copy of personal identification document of each of applicant, owner and managing director.
  • Building Completion Certificate or equivalent document that needs to be licensed.
  • Rental Agreement Form or equivalent (Rent Deposit Receipt by the Rental Disputes Settlement Committee or the court, or what serves to reopen a dispute record).
  • Real Estate Rental Authorization Form (in case of sublease).
  • Third party approvals on some commercial activities.
  • Approval of the Civil Defense (for some locations depending on the case).

  • Review and adopt application data summary.
  • Pay appropriate fees to have the commercial license issued.

Offline Instructions

  • Download and fill out the paper form, signed by the authorized signatory, then submit it to the public service officer at MOCI or any of its branches.
  • Attach the above-mentioned, required documents.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

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Additional Information

  • This service is also available on MOCI mobile app by selecting “General Services” then “Investor Services”, then choosing “Commercial Permit Services” and “New Commercial Permit”, and following the online instructions.
  • You can check the service information page on MOCI website.


Fees apply according to the company activity and type.

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