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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request License for Publishing External Publication in Qatar

  • Last Updated 27 Apr, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner


This service enables licensed media organizations to submit a request online to apply for a license for publishing external publication in Qatar, on the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS), in accordance with Law No. (8) of 1979 on Publications and Publishing.

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 Request Publishing External Publication under the Department of Publications, Audio & Visual Media - Licensing Section.
  • Fill out the application form of the Activity that is “External Printout Activity”.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • QID copy of the partners and responsible managers of the contracting parties according to the Commercial Registration
  • Commercial Registration of the media organization
  • Letter directed to the Department’s Manager from the media organization
  • Membership copy of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Municipality license 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.


No fees are required for this service.

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