Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 30-60 days
This depends on the approval of the Minister of Civil Service and Housing Affairs and the decision of the Council of Ministers. It is supposed to be a 30-day process for approval and denial and an additional 30 days for appeal in the case of rejection. Afterward, the decision of the Council of Ministers is considered final according to the Qatari Law of Associations and Private Institutions (2004).
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$5,495
According to the Qatari Law of Associations and Private Institutions, POs are subject to the same regulations as associations and the registration fees as stated by the Law (Chapter 1 - Article 2 - Section 2) are approximately US$5,495 to be paid by the 20 founding members.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Local government