Learn more about the wide range of industries & activities, which can be Licensed under the QFC.
What QFC Can Offer You
Up to 100% foreign ownership
Corporate tax on locally-sourced profits
Repatriation of profits
What can you License under the QFC?
Your Set up Journey
1- Expression of Interest in the QFC
A member of our business development team will get in contact. Based on your plans and business operations, our business development team will confirm to you if your operations will be aligned to QFC Permitted Activities and it is considered your entity will add strategic value to Qatar and the QFC.
2- Complete Single Online Application
If your proposed business operations are aligned to the non-regulated activities permitted under the QFC, a link will be shared with you to direct you to our secure QFC portal where you can complete an online Application for Registration and License with QFC.
Once submitted your application and all supporting documents provided will be reviewed and assessed. Your dedicated Business Development Representative will clarify any points that require follow up. Once you satisfy all our requirements, your application will be approved.
3- Certificate and Scope of License Issued
Congratulations, you are now ready to start operating.
A dedicated Business Development Representative will be assigned to you as your single point of contact to ensure
you receive the required support throughout your set up journey with us.
If it is determined that your proposed activities fall within the regulated activities, which are defined in the QFC Financial Services Regulations (FSR), in which case, an authorisation must be obtained from the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) before proceeding with the rest of the application for the certificate of incorporation or registration.
A member of our Financial Sector Office (FSO) will guide you through the authorisation process and will intermediate with the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA). Our FSO team can be contacted at +974 4496 7651 or email email@example.com
Our tailored QFC Membership Program
Our Select Level contains a range of benefits suitable for companies that opt for simple and basic assistance to become established on a small scale.
Some of the offerings to look forward to
at special rates
Within 3 Months
Within 12 Months
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLC Branch / LLP Branch
LLC (Guarantee) - LLC(G)
Application and Annual Fees
Annual Non-Regulated LLC, Branch Fee
Annual Non-Regulated SPC, Holding Co. Fee
Application and Annual Fee for LLC(G
Application Fee for Foundation
Annual Fee for Foundation
In accordance with QFC Law No. 7 of 2005, all Persons carrying on Permitted Activities in or from the QFC require a Licence.Read more
Discover more about our non-regulated permitted activities.Read more
Interested parties are advised to consult the QFCA Rules, which lists the criteria used in assessing an application.Read more
Every QFC entity must have a registered office/principal place of business and this address must be in a QFC designated location at all times.Read more
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