Engineering Company Registration

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The process of fulfilling the necessary requirements to set-up an Engineering office within the State of Qatar are often intricate, however, Fusion Middle East is fully equipped to provide assistance, with the support of Premier Solutions.

A sister company to Fusion Middle East, Premier Solutions – a 100% Qatari owned company – specialises in overcoming bureaucratic obstacles, working specifically with Engineering Companies to help them establish and run their businesses successfully in Qatar. The team at Premier Solutions has over 50 years combined experience working, and have successfully established over 30 engineering companies in Qatar.

Engineering Office Types

Three types of offices can be set up in Qatar:

  • Local Engineering
  • International Engineering Consultancy
  • Engineering Branch Offices

Unlike some other business sectors, engineering companies are required to obtain additional approvals to ensure that their businesses are compliant with all local requirements. It’s also important to add that all professional consultants practicing within the State need to be licensed under the Qatari Engineering Law created in 2005. This law details strict and specific requirements for foreign entities wishing to practice and establish a presence in Qatar.

Understanding the law in Qatar

A company may be incorporated in Qatar under three different legal regimes:

  • The Commercial Companies Law (Law 5 of 2002, as amended);
  • The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Companies Regulations; or
  • The Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) Free Zone Regulations
    (Schedule A of the Company Regulations)

It’s important to note that the Engineering Law is not just applicable to engineers; it further defines “Engineering Professions” in the list of specialisations below:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical and Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Quantity Calculation and Cost Estimation
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Security and Safety Engineering
  • Communications Engineering

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Engineering Company Establishment Options

Local Engineering Office

If you are a client interested in registering a “Local Engineering Company,” you can do so using the services of our sister company Premier Solutions. Dedicated to Engineering companies, Premier Solutions meets the stringent requirements applicable to the Qatari shareholder.
Please note: Engineers working for a Local Engineering Office must be on the “Register of Engineers” list and meet the necessary experience requirements.

International Engineering Consultancy
Office (100% foreign owned)

International Engineering Consultancy Office (100% foreign owned)

  • It must be a branch of a main office located abroad
  • It must have a license to practice the relevant profession
  • The main foreign office must dedicate time and resources to support the branch office and ultimately take responsibility for all their obligations.

Engineering Branch Office
(Contract Specific)

A foreign engineering company performing a specific government contract in Qatar, may set up a Branch Office, without the need for a Qatari partner. The contract, however, must “facilitate the performance of a public service or utility”.

Also, the branch office must be:

  • Entitled to perform the specific contract for which it is registered
  • Authorised by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce
  • Fully taxed, unless granted a special exemption

We understand that navigating your way through foreign laws and regulations can be daunting. But, you don’t have to face it alone. Premier Solutions is here to help you understand all local requirements so that you are equipped with the information needed to set your business on a path to success.

Thinking about starting an engineering company in Qatar, or the UAE? Get in touch with us today.

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