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Please fill out the application form and submit it to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce alongside with the required documents.

Commercial License Services

  • Topics : Business and Finance, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Business

Companies, citizens and residents can issue a commercial license from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) after issuing the commercial register as MCI insures the location is appropriate for licensed activities and inspects it if needed. They also can renew the expired license, taking into consideration the non-renewal to constrained branches.

Offline Instructions (Issue Commercial License)

  • Fill out the application from and submit it to Ministry of Commerce and Industry building.

Submit the following documents:

  • A copy of ID of each of the authorized person, the applicant and the responsible manager.
  • A copy of the commercial license for the main register (in case of issuing license for a branch).
  • A copy of the commercial register (main and subsidiary) and a photo of the building from the outside (showing Enwani plate).
  • A plate model (photo montage) with the brand name on the frontispiece, where the required sizes are set and the height does not exceed 120 cm.
  • Building completion certificate and ID copy of the building owner.
  • Rental acknowledgement, ownership instrument and Civil Defense approval.
  • Authorization letter in real estate’s rents (in case of sub-contracts).
  • Pay the appropriate fees.

Service Center

Ministry of Commerce and Industry Headquarter, Lusail City. (Check Google Maps)

Additional Information

  • In case of license renewal, submit a copy of the original license and photographic image of the commercial name plate, in addition to the above mentioned documents (except the plate model (photo montage) and building completion certificate).
  • You can get the service within five minutes, while inspection takes less than 24 hours.


  • QR20 inspection fees, and the same fees for license renewal, in addition to annual license fees which are calculated upon the same rules of the new license request.
  • If the license is expired, fees for the elapsed period from the date of expiration shall be paid. If the license is expired for more than one month, a monthly fee of QR50 from the license expiration date applies.

Related services

Renew license of a Company Operating in Fire Protection Field

Companies operating in fire protection field can apply online to Civil Defense Dept. at the Ministry of Interior to get approval to renew their commercial licenses.

Issue License for Opening Commercial Representative Office

Apply for a license to open a trade representative office of a foreign company in the State of Qatar.

Apply for Commercial Permit

The General Directorate of Civil Defense provides this service to companies and individuals to apply for commercial permit.

Request Commercial Agent Registration

Companies and commercial institutions registered in Qatar may submit a request to be registered in the commercial agents register.