Application Process

1. Expression of Interest in the QFC

Your expression of interest in setting up an entity under the QFC can be initiated by completing the ‘Start Your Setup’ form or by contacting our business development team at +974 4496 7836 or email

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.

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

2. Complete Single Online Application

If your proposed business operations are aligned to the 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.

View a short tutorial about our online Application for Registration and License with QFC.

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3. Certificate and Scope of License Issued

Once your application is approved you will receive your Licensing and Registration Certificates, your QFC entity’s Scope of License, and Licensing Letter.

 You can track the status of your application through the QFC app.

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