The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched a new service to issue establishment registrations through the Single Window Platform.
When applying for a comprehensive incorporation service or for commercial license issuance, citizens and residents can now obtain their establishment registration through the General Directorate of Passports, the unified MoI centres, or the Single Window Platform website (www.sw.gov.qa).
The establishment registration is issued automatically along with a new commercial license for a fee of QR200, which can be paid through the Single Window website.
Upon issuance, the registration will be available electronically through the Metrash2 application. Citizens and residents can also receive the registration by visiting the Single Window headquarters at the Ministry, the General Directorate of Passports, or at MoIs unified service centers.
MoCI Assistant Undersecretary for Commerce Affairs Saleh bin Majid Al Khulaifi said the ministry has succeeded in integrating four services (reserve a trade name, issue a commercial registry, issue a commercial license, and issue facility registration) in one service and in a step that takes only minutes with the launch of the electronic establishment registration service.
Khulaifi explained that the goal is to facilitate access to services, simplify and speed up procedures, and shorten investors’ time and effort. “The investor can now receive the service through a single electronic window without having to review the ministries and relevant authorities,” he said.
MoCI Single Window Department Director Mohammed Hamad Al Nuaimi said that citizens and residents can also receive the establishment registration by visiting the ministry’s Single Window headquarters, or the General Directorate of Passports and the unified service centers of the Ministry of Interior.
Ministry of Interior Public Relations Officer Lt. Col. Tariq Al Aqidi said that offering the establishment registration service through the Single Window is an embodiment of cooperation between the two ministries with the aim of developing, enhancing and facilitating the services provided to citizens and residents.
Director of Employment Department at the Ministry of Labor Nasser Al Mannai said that linking the three ministries to facilitate services for investors will have an economic return. He called on all companies to take advantage of the electronic services of the Ministry of Labor in order to support business establishment.
The rollout comes as part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industrys efforts to continuously improve and develop its services, in an effort to upgrade and streamline the business service system in Qatar. The new service also aims to encourage the countrys investment and trade environment.
The Ministry had previously launched a package of 12 e-services, which have improved its dealing with the public.
These smart e-services cover the setup of comprehensive establishment, comprehensive renewal, requesting a replacement for a lost commercial license, printing a commercial register extract, factory establishment, foreign companies branch management, comprehensive incorporation completion, factory establishment completion, branch addition, sub-license addition, and commercial license issuance and renewal.