Skip Navigation Link

For whom are you looking for services?


  • Student Visitor
  • Tourist Visitor
  • Business Owner Visitor


  • Parent Citizen
  • Business Owner Citizen
  • Employee Citizen


  • Parent Resident
  • Employee Resident
Now explore services 10x faster. Is this easy to understand?

Is this easy to understand?

Close Button
Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request to Obtain a Personal License for Selling Publications

  • Fees- QR5000
  • Last Updated 22 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 Qatari individuals 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 
    • 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)
  • Submit the application.


  • 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 personal entities or through an authorized signatory.
    • The age of license applicant must be over 21 years old.
  • For more information and details, you can view the service user manual

Was this service helpful?

Related Services