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  •  Steps to proceed with a Non-Qatari investment application – (Higher than 49% to 100%)

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    The Business Development and Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce offers essential information and necessary support to attract non - Qatari Investors to invest in the State of Qatar. Furthermore, it encourages and facilitates new investment initiatives which will enhance and raise ​

    The Business Development and Investment Promotion Department provides the following services:

    1. Non-Qatari Investment License request
    2. Non-Qatari Capital Investment Company Amendment Request​


    • Steps to proceed with a Non-Qatari investment application:





    Step 1- Fill in the non-Qatari investment license application by ​​clicking here : (mandatory)

    Step 2- Attach all the required documents as described below (mandatory / optional)​​

    Documents required to be submitted by Physical person (natural person):

    - Preliminary and essential licenses required for starting up the business activity from competent authorities. -mandatory-

    - Project work plan in the application of the non-Qatari investment license. –mandatory

    - Copy of Qatari ID (for Qatari citizen and residents). -mandatory- 

    - Copy of passport -mandatory-

    - Curriculum vitae containing work experiences and the academic degree (an academic degree has to be certified by competent authorities). -mandatory-

    - Police clearance certificate from the country of the investor, and must be certified by the Embassy of the State of Qatar -if existed- (for non-residents in Qatar). -mandatory-

    - Police clearance certificate from Qatar (for Qatari citizen and residents). -mandatory-

    - Copy of profession practicing license. (optional)

    Documents required to be submitted by Juristic person (legal entity):

    - Preliminary and essential licenses required for starting up the business activity from competent authorities. -mandatory-

    - Project work plan in the application of the non-Qatari investment license. -mandatory-

    Copy of the article of association certified by the competent authorities and translated into - Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar. -mandatory-

    - Copy of the commercial registration of the headquarters certified by the competent authorities and translated into Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar -mandatory-

    - Copy of the commercial registration of the branches (if any) certified by competent authorities and translated into Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar. -optional-

    - Partnership resolution/ general assembly resolution -mandatory-​


    Step 3- Submit the application with required documents to the Business Establishment Centre (first Floor- A Tower). Then, all the documents should be forwarded to the Investment Promotion section at Business Development and Investment Promotion department (sixth floor - B tower).​

    Or through the E-service of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce site.

    Step 4- Application and documents submitted will be studied by the concerned authority in the Business Development and Investment Promotion department.

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    • Steps to Non-Qatari Capital Investment Company Amendment Request:

    Step 1- Fill the transfer ownership shares to non-Qatari capital application by clicking here. (mandatory)

    Step 2- Attach all the required documents as described below (Mandatory/Optional). ​

    • Adding Business partner:

    Documents required to be submitted by Physical person (natural person):

    - Copy of Qatari ID (for Qatari citizen and residents). -mandatory- 

    - Copy of passport -mandatory-

    - Curriculum vitae containing work experiences and the academic degree (an academic degree has to be certified by competent authorities). -mandatory-

    - Police clearance certificate from the country of the investor, and must be certified by the Embassy of the State of Qatar -if existed- (for non-residents in Qatar). -mandatory-

    - Police clearance certificate from Qatar, (for Qatari citizen and residents). -mandatory- 

    - Copy of profession practicing license. (optional)

    - Partnership resolution/ general assembly resolution -mandatory-

    Documents required to be submitted by Juristic person (legal entity):

    - Copy of the article of association certified by the competent authorities and translated into Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar. -mandatory-

    - Copy of the commercial registration of the headquarters certified by the competent authorities and translated into Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar -mandatory-

    - Copy of the commercial registration of the branches (if any) certified by competent authorities and translated into Arabic for companies outside the State of Qatar. -optional-

    - Partnership resolution/ general assembly resolution -mandatory-


    • Transferring shares / legal entity change / share capital change

    - Partnership resolution/ general assembly resolution -mandatory-


    • Change of the Commercial name / commercial activity addition​

    - Essential licenses required from competent authorities. -mandatory-

    - Partnership resolution/ general assembly resolution -mandatory-​


    Step 3- Submit the application with required documents to the Business Establishment Centre (first Floor- A Tower). Then, all the documents should be forwarded to the Investment Promotion section at Business Development and Investment Promotion department (sixth floor - B tower).​

    Or through the E-service of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce site.

    Step 4- Application and documents submitted will be studied by the concerned authority in the Business Development and Investment Promotion Department.​

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    For more information, please send your email to the Business Development and Investment Promotion department on BDIP@mec.gov.qa

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