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Quick guide to start a business in Qatar Procedures and Requirements

Qatar is very much a market where local knowledge is essential for the successful establishment and subsequent operation of a local presence. Below are some of the procedures and guidelines for setting up and establishing a business presence in Qatar. We at QShield can help you navigate through the various requirements to get you started and keep you focused on your core business.


 
 
 
 
Here are the requirements you need to do in order to set up and register a Trade company in Qatar:
 
  1. Complete the application from ministry of business and trade
  2. Obtain commercial registry approval
  3. Articles of Association of the company shall be reviewed by the companies control department
  4. capital shall be defined and deposited at any bank
  5. A letter from the bank shall be submitted
  6. The approval shall be given.
 
 
Here are the requirements you need to do in order to set up and register an industrial company in Qatar:
 
  1. Apply for an Industrial License along with a feasibility study to the Department of Industrial Development at the Ministry of Energy and Industry.
  2. Obtain a clearance from the Supreme Council of the Environment & Natural Reserves.
  3. Submit a request to be exempted from local partnership to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  4. Articles of Association of the company shall be reviewed by the companies control department
  5. Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  6. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
  
 
 
Here are the requirements you need to do in order to set up and register a company for government contracts in Qatar:
 
  1. Submit a request to be exempted from local partnership to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade, along with Arabic translated certified copies of the following:
a.     The signed contract between the applicant (the foreign firm) and the government agency.
b.     A certificate or memorandum of association of the foreign firm.
c.      A certified copy of the power of attorney for the nominated director in Qatar.
  1. Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  2. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture. 


 
 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register a tourism company in Qatar.
 
  1.  Submit a request along with a business proposition to be exempted from local partnership to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  2. Obtain a clearance from the licensing department at the Qatar Tourism Authority.
  3. Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  4. Articles of Association of the company shall be reviewed by the companies control department
  5. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture
 
 
 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register a Healthcare institution in Qatar.
 
  1.  Apply for a license to the Department of Medical Licensing at the National Health Authority.
  2. Submit a request to be exempted from local partnership to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  3. For a full service healthcare institution, apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  4. Articles of Association of the company shall be reviewed by the companies control department
  5. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture 
 
 
 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register an Educational institution in Qatar.
 
  1. For K-12, obtain an approval from the Department of Private Education at the Ministry of Education; for Post-Secondary Education, obtain an approval from the Higher Education Institute Department at the Supreme Education Council.
  2. Submit a request to be exempted from local partnership to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  3. Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  4. Articles of Association of the company shall be reviewed by the companies control department
  5. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
 
 
 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register a Trade Representative office in Qatar.
 
  1. Submit a request along with a certificate or memorandum of association of the parent company, and the certified power of attorney for the nominated manager in Qatar for the representative office, to the Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  2. Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
  3. Obtain a commercial permit from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.
 
 
 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register an Engineering Consultancy office in Qatar.
 
  1. Apply for a license to practice the proposed profession to the Engineering Acceptance Committee at the Urban Planning and Development Authority.



 
Here are the steps to follow to set up and register a Law office in Qatar.
 
  1.        Apply for a license to practice the proposed profession to the Lawyer Acceptance Committee at the Ministry of Justice.
  2.        Apply for a commercial registration at the Ministry of Business and trade.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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