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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for Personal Licensing of Printed Press

  • Fees- QR500,000
  • Last Updated 01 Nov, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Employee

Service Description

This service allows Qatari individuals to apply for obtaining a license to a newspaper, magazine, or publication that is issued with the same name periodically on regular or irregular times, including news, press and media reports, and there is an editor-in-chief, via the E-Services portal of the Ministry of Culture (MOC).

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 Press Card" 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 
    • A QID copy of responsible manager
    • A copy of valid bank guarantee of QR2000 
    • A certificate of trade name preservation (in case of new request)
    • A copy of valid bank guarantee of QR3000
    • 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)
  • Submit the application.

Fees

  • License Issuance: 
    • Monthly magazine publication: QR15,000 
    • Weekly magazine press publication: QR50,000 
    • Press publication half-monthly magazine: QR25,000 
    • Press publication quarterly magazine - 3 months: QR10,000 
    • Press publication half-annual magazine: QR10,000
    • Annual magazine press publication: QR10,000 
    • Press publication weekly newspaper: QR250,000 
    • Press publication daily newspaper: QR500,000
    • Electronic press publication: QR25,000 
  • License Renewal:
    • Monthly magazine press publication: QR10,000
    • Weekly magazine press publication: QR10,000 
    • Press publication half-monthly magazine: QR10,000
    • Press publication quarterly magazine - 3 months: QR5,000 
    • Press publication half-annual magazine: QR5,000 
    • Annual magazine press publication: QR5,000 
    • Press publication weekly newspaper: QR25,000 
    • Press publication daily newspaper: QR50,000
    • Electronic press publication: QR10,000
  • Re-issue Request:
    • Monthly magazine publication: QR15,000 
    • Weekly magazine press publication: QR50,000 
    • Press publication half-monthly magazine: QR25,000 
    • Press publication quarterly magazine - 3 months: QR10,000 
    • Press publication half-annual magazine: QR10,000
    • Annual magazine press publication: QR10,000 
    • Press publication weekly newspaper: QR250,000 
    • Press publication Daily newspaper: QR500,000
    • Electronic press publication: QR25,000 
  • 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: 
    • Submission is available for individuals provided that they are Qataris.
    • Submission is available for personal entities or through an authorized signatory.
    • The age of license applicant must be over 21 years old.
  • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

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