FAQ

1. What are the fees for an industrial license application?

The application fees are free and application is downloadable from our site in forms section Other fees are stated in the Industrial Organization Law, Chapter 8 Article No. (28). Please refer to the said law available with Licencing Section

2. I am a foreign investor and I want to establish an industrial project in your country. What are the procedures?

Dear Investor, we welcome you in Qatar and in this regard, please refer to Foreign Investment Law, available with Licencing Section.

3. We have been granted an industrial licensee. How can we get the land for the project?

Please refer to the Investor’s Guide to Acquire Land for an Industrial Project.

4. Do you have sample industrial studies to act on?

Yes, we do have such sample studies available on request. You may contact Studies and Industrial Planning Section.

5. I want to establish a factory, what is the procedure?

First of all you should obtain a ministerial decision (industrial license). Accordingly you may complete other related procedures. To obtain a license, however, you must first of all get an environmental authorization from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

6. I want to establish a factory, but I do not know which is the right field to invest in?

You may contact Strategic Studies Section which will guide you on this.

7. My industrial license is about to expire. How can I extend its validity?

Extension of Licensing Validity requires a number of procedures. Please enter services and forms page to fill in the licensing extension form, or you may contact Industrial Licensing Section.

8. I am a foreign investor. I want to establish a project with 100% foreign equity. What is the procedure?

Dear Investor, we welcome you in Qatar and in this regard, please refer to Foreign Investment Law, available with Licencing Section.

9. We have an industrial license. We would like to import machinery and equipment for the project. Am I entitled to have a customs import duty exemption?

Yes, you are eligible for such exemptions after you fill in the necessary form and meet the necessary criteria for customs import duty exemptions.

10. I want to move my factory to a new location. What is the procedure?

You will need to fill request form and contact Industrial Licensing Section.

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