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Request License for Foreign Vessels Operating in Qatari Waters

  • Fees- QR4000
  • Last Updated 13 Jun, 2022
  • Service Type : Offline Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Transport
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B, G2G
  • Estimate Completion Time : one hour
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Transportation
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Parent, Employee

Service Description

Individuals, private sector companies and government entities may submit a request to the Planning and Marine Transport Licensing Department at the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to license foreign vessels operating in the Qatari waters. The license is valid (for four months) and renewable upon request of the vessel agent and according to the project contract duration.

Offline Instructions

  • Download paper form and fill in the page related to the type of vessel. 
  • Submit it to the Planning and Marine Transport Licensing Department.

Service Center

The Planning and Marine Transport Licensing Department at MOT

Additional Information

  • This service requires one hour to be completed.
  • For this service to be completed, there must be a freight agent, map, the ship's work contract and insurance. 
  • This service is provided, in collaboration with the directorate of coasts and borders security and QatarEnergy, formerly known as Qatar Petroleum (in case of near locations).
  • For more information and details, please click on this link on procedures of the submission of the service, or call at: (+974) 40451500 / 40451501, Fax: (+974) 40452234, or P.O. Box: 23024 Doha, Qatar, or via email:


    • New license: QR4000
    • Insurance renewal or amendment: QR500

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