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Apply for Business Licensing of Art Studios

  • Topics : Culture, Arts and Media
  • Audience : Business

This service, provided by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS), enables companies to apply for a Licensing of Art Studios online to manage (establish or open) a studio specialized in audio and visual recordings and sound effects in the country.

Online Instructions

  • Go to MCS e-portal, and enter your username and password if you were previously registered in the National Authentication System.
  • Select Request Business Licenses under Publications and Artistic Classifications Department - Licensing Section.
  • Choose the Facility type, and the Activity “Art Studios”, and fill out its respective online application form.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • QID copy of the licensing owner, partners and responsible manager
  • Copy of commercial registration or trade name reservation certificate
  • Signature’s authorization proof certificate in case of applying as a representative or authorized signatory
  • Lease copy of the place where the activity is to be held.
  • Submit the application.


  • New Issue or re-issue: QR10,000
  • Renewal: QR5,000

Additional Information

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

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