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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request License for Publishing External Publication in Qatar

  • Last Updated 17 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 licensed media organizations to submit a request to obtain a license to print an external publication in Qatar, in accordance with the Law No. (8) of Publication and Publishing (1979), 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 the link of "External Print Publication Printed in Qatar License Request" from the list of services.
  • Login by using your personal account on the National Authentication System (NAS, Tawtheeq). 
  • Attach the following documents:
    • A copy of the identity card of the license holder. (optional)
    • A copy of the commercial register. (optional)
    • A book in the name of department director. (optional)
    • A certificate of proof of authorization to sign in case of entering as a delegate or authorized signatory. (optional)
    • Other attachments if there are any additional attachments
  • Submit the application.


No fees are required for this service.

Additional Information

  • Among the terms for applying for this service are as follows: 
    • Submission is available for individuals who must be Qataris.
    • Submission is available for companies or through an authorized signatory.
    • A company must have a valid license for advertising and public relations activities.
  • This service is available on the Ministry's mobile app.
  • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

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