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Company Formation in Qatar.

Qatar is currently one of the wealthiest countries. Therefore, company formation in Qatar is an attractive prospect to many business owners, especially after its success hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Most businesses that operate in Qatar onshore do so under the Ministry of Commerce &...

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Qatar Company Formation

What will you need for Qatar company formation?

  • A founding partner (must be a Qatar national)
  • Registration with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • No minimum share capital requirement
  • Minimum of two shareholders, 51% must be owned by a Qatari national for mainland. 100% foreign ownership is also available on a conditional basis.

What are the options for company formation in Qatar?

Identifying the right business option for you can be tricky, but CBD Corporate Services can support you with the whole process.

  • Partnership companies: General, Limited, Joint
  • Free Zone
  • Public Shareholding
  • Holding Company
  • Joint Venture
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Branch Office
  • Representative Trade Office

There are various regulations for each Qatar business type that you choose. These can include shares, licences and other company activities in Qatar. We can support you with all PRO services in Qatar.

Zones to Set Up Your Business In Qatar

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)

The QFC is a special economic zone that provides a regulated and competitive environment for financial services companies to operate in. QFC companies have access to a wide range of financial services, including banking, insurance, asset management, and Islamic finance.

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

The QSTP is a technology-focused free zone that provides a supportive environment for companies working in areas such as technology, innovation, and research and development. Companies based in the QSTP have access to a range of facilities and resources, including research and development centers, technology incubators, and venture capital support.

Qatar Free Zone (QFZ) companies

There are currently two Qatar Free Zones, Ras Bufontas Free Zone and Umm AlHoul Free Zone. The most suitable Qatar Free Zone business set up for you will depend on the type of industry that your business operates in.

Ras Bufontas Qatar Free Zone is concerned with logistics, technology, light manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. The Umm AlHoul Free Zone covers maritime industries, heavy manufacturing, technologies and logistics.

Qatar Free Zone company formation cost

The complete cost of a Qatar Free Zone company formation will depend on a range of factors. The initial Qatar government fees for a limited liability company to operate in a Free Zone is approximately QAR 11,000.

What are the benefits of Qatar company formation? 

  • Fantastic business opportunities
  • Access to a wealthy market
  • Potential for full foreign ownership of shares, no corporation tax or income tax
  • Pay no income tax on wages in Qatar
  • Corporate tax rate of 10% for onshore, tax-free for free zone establishments
  • Business profits can be transferred to the home country of the foreign owner

To set up your company in Qatar, you will be required to provide various documents. Presenting the relevant documents will enable you to obtain the correct licence for your business type.

Our CBD company formation experts can support you with every step of the process so that you can focus on your business. We will assess your business type and plans and suggest the most appropriate business licence for you. We can also support you with Qatar visas.

Qatar company formation can be an extensive process, but our experts can provide you with estimated time scales depending on your requirements. Does Qatar sound like the right location for your business? Get in touch with us today for company formation Qatar.

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The time it takes to set up your business in Qatar depends on many factors, such as the business type chosen and the documentation involved. We aim to make the process as efficient and seamless as possible for you.

Once we have established your business structure, we will provide you with a more accurate and detailed answer as to how long your company formation in Qatar will take.

Under Qatar’s investment law, maximum investment limits are set at 49 per cent of a company’s capital. However, the law allows for 100 per cent ownership in certain situations, various sectors and with prior government approval.

In addition to set-ups, we can also support you afterwards. Whether you need some advice or require a service, CBD Corporate Services is here to help. Here are some of the post-formation services we can offer you.

You can contact us by email at qatar@cbdcorporateservices.com or by phone on: +974 4429 2373. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on our website here and a member of the team will be in touch with you.

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