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Posted On: 3 June 2023 03:02 pm
Updated On: 3 June 2023 03:26 pm

Easy home business licensing procedure launched by MoCI for 15 business types

Fareeha Imtiaz
Fareeha Imtiaz
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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced on 1 June 2023 that a new online service has been introduced to ease the process of issuing a home business license for 15 types of businesses.

Note: Home business licenses may only be issued to citizens of Qatar.

The business types include:

  • Meal preparation for events/gatherings
  • Preparation of Arabic sweets
  • Tailoring & sewing of women's clothing
  • Embroidery and fabric processing
  • Packaging of documents, memos & letters
  • Website Designing
  • Parcel and gift wrapping
  • Copying and photocopying activities
  • Making of perfumes and bukhoor
  • Cosmetic production
  • Software and website maintenance
  • Preparation of pies and pastries
  • Bookbinding
  • Antiques & gifts
  • Preparation of spices and seasonings

The requirements to apply for the license would be:

  • Commercial license services application form
  • Building completion certificate or land plan
  • No objection of the owner of the property
  • License holder’s undertaking
  • To Whom It May Concern Certificate (Kahramaa)
  • Copy of identity cards of the applicant and owner of the property
  • My Address number plate of the house.

The licensing procedure will be done via the single window service on the MoCI website.

Source: MoCI
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