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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request to Obtain a Business License for Selling Publications

  • Fees- QR5000
  • Last Updated 21 Nov, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B, G2G
  • 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 companies to apply for a license to sell and distribute publications through authorized distributors in the country, 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 "License Request To Operate Sell Publications" 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 and partners
    • A QID copy of responsible manager
    • A certificate of trade name preservation (in case of new request)
    • 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)
    • The decision to establish the company (in case there is a public utility company)
    • Disclosure of the heads of the Board of Directors (in case there are public utility companies)
  • Submit the application.

Fees

  • Issuing the license: QR5,000
  • Renewing the license: QR2,000
  • Re-issuing the license: QR5,000 
  • Editing the license data: QR100 
  • Transferring the license ownership: QR100 
  • Cancelling the license: No fees needed 

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.
    • Submission is available for governmental entities or through an authorized signatory.
  • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

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