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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request to Obtain a Business License for Selling Publications

  • Fees- QR5000
  • Last Updated 04 May, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Culture
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Culture, Arts and Media
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner


This services enables companies to submit a request online to apply for a license to sell and distribute publications through accredited distributors in the country, on the e-services portal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS).

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 Organization Licenses’ Request under Publications, Audio & Visual Media Department – Licensing Section.
  • Choose the Facility Type, and Activity “Sell Publications”, and fill out its respective online application form.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • QID copy of the license owner, partners, and responsible manager
  • Trade name reservation certificate or commercial registration 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.


  • For Issuing and Reissuing the License: QR5000
  • For Renewing the License: QR2000

Additional Information

It takes five (5) working days to obtain the license.

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