Start Your Setup

Starting Your Setup in QFC

You mean to start something special. We mean business.

At Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), we provide international companies the best advice and an effortless start. With up to 100% foreign ownership, legal system based on Common Law, and a competitive tax environment with no currency restrictions, a competitive edge awaits.

Start Your Setup

Fill out our brief start form to help us connect you to the right business development member

Create an Account

Once your initial brief is approved, you will be redirected to create an account and complete your online application

Pay Fee

Obtain approval for your license, and settle the annual fee
Once your application has been submitted, an account manager will take you through the set-up procedures. Please note that depending on the type of organisation registered, additional licences and/or approvals may be required from Qatar regulatory authorities. 

You mean to gain a competitive edge.

We mean business. A straightforward setup, world-class infrastructure and on-going assistance give you just the start you need to be successful in the region, all supported by the QFC Advantage.  

The QFC Advantage


stop-shop. We help you establish and run your business

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foreign ownership. You keep control of your business, it’s yours after all


GDP per capita in the world. Our standard of living, is the standard by which others are measured


complications. English Common Law guides best practices


corporation tax. A competitive tax environment makes for better operations


streamlined immigration process. Enjoy a dedicated immigration team operating from QFC offices to streamline your immigration process


currency restrictions. Conduct business anywhere without currency restrictions


years of employment standards experience. Ensure fair and impartial advice from our Employment Standards Office


ethical dispute resolution. Through the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre

Regulatory Authority

The QFC Regulatory Authority is the independent regulator of the QFC, established to authorise and regulate firms and individuals conducting financial services in or from the QFC. It was established by Law No. 7 of 2005 of the State of Qatar.

The QFC Regulatory Authority’s objectives include the promotion and maintenance of efficiency, transparency, integrity and confidence in the QFC, as well as the maintenance of financial stability and reduction of systemic risk. We also strive to develop financial awareness and protection for customers and investors.
As part of Qatar’s National Vision for 2030, the State of Qatar has committed itself to creating a dynamic and sustainable economy by increasing economic diversification through the re-investment of its significant energy wealth into various industries. Through its robust legal and regulatory framework, the QFC Regulatory Authority provides the means into one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Learn more about the QFCRA

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