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Request to Register Branch of Foreign Company

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

Local investment companies may submit a request to the Commercial Registration and Licenses Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) to register a branch of a foreign company in Qatar.

Online Instructions

  • Login to the online Investor Services by entering the username and password.
  • Choose company’s trade name and enter institution’s basic data.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • Request to license registration of branch of foreign company in the State, accredited by the competent government entity
  • Copy of commercial registration of company at its head office
  • Copy of company’s decision, obtained from its head office, mentioning the opening of a branch in Qatar and the appointment of a branch manager in Qatar.
  • Copy of QID or passport for non-Qataris
  • Review and adopt application data summary.
  • Pay appropriate fees to have the commercial registration and Qatar Chamber membership issued.

Offline Instructions

  • Download and fill out the paper form, then submit it to MOCI after it is signed by the authorized signatory.
  • Attach the above-mentioned documents.
  • Pay appropriate fees to have the commercial registration and Qatar Chamber membership issued.

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Additional Information

You can check the service information page on MOCI website.


A registration fee of QR30,000 applies, in addition to Qatar Chamber fees.

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