When conducting business in the Middle East, it is not always mandatory that you seek a local partner. Certain company establishment types allow for the foreign business to maintain 100% ownership. If you are a foreign company executing a specific contract in Qatar, you can choose to establish a Representative Office. The contract, however, must “facilitate the performance of a public service or utility”. This means that your contract must be issued by a government or quasi-government entity.

Qatar Representative Office Key Features and Legal Requirements

Qatar RO

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

RO

  • Registered Office in Qatar

Yes

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

QAR

  • Permitted currencies

Any

  • Minimum Deposit

NA

Directors

  • Minimum number

NA

  • Corporate directorship allowed

NA

Shareholders

  • Minimum number

NA

  • Corporate shareholder allowed

NA

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

No

The Qatar Representative Office Tax Treatment

Corporate Tax of 10%

Qatar Representative Office Duration for Set up

Around 4 weeks

Qatar Representative Office Distinctive Benefits

  • Qatar Representative Office Attracts a low corporate tax of 10%
  • There are no minimum capital requirements for a Qatar Representative Office
  • Qatar Representative Office allows for 100% ownership of the business 

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