top of page

What is the process for set up 100 foreign company in qatar ?

Updated: Jul 7

100% foreign ownership company in Qatar

Setting up a 100% foreign-owned company in Qatar is a process that has been facilitated by recent legislative changes aimed at encouraging foreign investment. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

1. *Choose the Business Activity*:

- Determine the business activities your company will engage in, as this will influence the type of license you need.

2. *Select a Legal Structure*:

- Decide on the legal form of your business. The most common structure for foreign investors is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). However, 100% foreign ownership is now allowed for most sectors without the need for a Qatari partner.

3. *Company Name Reservation*:

- Reserve a unique company name through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI). Ensure that the name complies with Qatar's naming regulations.

4. *Prepare the Required Documents*:

- Copies of the passports of all shareholders and directors.

- Memorandum of Association (MOA) for the company.

- Articles of Association (AOA).

- Board Resolution or Power of Attorney authorizing the establishment of the company, if applicable.

5. *Submit Application to MOCI*:

- Submit the application form along with the required documents to the MOCI.

6. *Obtain Commercial Registration (CR)*:

- Once the MOCI approves the application, you will receive the Commercial Registration (CR). This document is essential for legally operating your business in Qatar.

7. *Register with Qatar Chamber*:

- Register your company with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

8. *Obtain Trade License*:

- Apply for a trade license from the Municipality where your business will be located. This process includes ensuring that your business premises comply with zoning and building regulations.

9. *Register for Taxes*:

- Register your company with the General Tax Authority for tax purposes. Although Qatar does not impose personal income tax, corporate tax applies to foreign-owned entities.

10. *Open a Bank Account*:

- Open a corporate bank account in Qatar. You will need your CR, trade license, and other incorporation documents for this process.

11. *Visa and Labor Requirements*:

- Apply for the necessary visas and work permits for your foreign employees through the Ministry of Interior.

### Additional Tips:

- *Consult with Federal Experts Consultancy*: It’s often beneficial to consult with a local business consultant or legal expert to navigate the regulatory requirements efficiently.

- *Compliance*: Ensure continuous compliance with local laws and regulations, including regular renewals of licenses and registrations.

### Key Resources:

- [Ministry of Commerce and Industry](

- [Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry](

- [Qatar Government Portal](

These steps outline the general process, but specifics may vary depending on the nature of your business and any changes in local laws or regulations.

Contact Us Today

Ajmal Maliyekkal


+97433112324, +97433626649

Federal Experts Consultancy L.L.C



bottom of page