How to Apply

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Assessment Criteria

The initial assessment of prospective tenants will be based on their level of investment in the specified Permitted Activities. The on-going measures that will be applied to determine that the “predominant activities” of the tenant will be agreed in advance of issuance of each license on a case-by-case basis. As means of illustration, such measures may include:

  • Number of staff directly employed in technology (product and/or process) development, technology-related consulting services or R&D
  • Level of financial investment and resources in technology (product and/or process) development or technology-related consulting services or R&D
  • Number of individuals that are educated and/or trained at the Licensee’s premises at QSTP.

The Process

Permitted Activities

  • Technology (product and/or process) development
  • Research & Development
  • Low volume, high value-added specialist manufacturing
  • Education and/or training
  • Technology-related consulting services
  • New business creation and/or development


0. QSTP Initial Application Guideline
1. QSTP Executive Guide to Free Zone Licensing
2. QSTP Free Zone Regulations
2c. QSTP Entry Criteria & Permitted Uses
3. QSTP Executive Guide to Inc. & Reg.
3a-1 QSTP App to Incorporate a Company
3a-2 QSTP App to Register a Branch
3b. QSTP Articles of Association - proforma
3c-1. QSTP Power of Attorney-Branch proforma
3c-2. QSTP Power of Attorney-Company proforma
3d-1. QSTP General Mgr PoA-Branch
3d-2. QSTP General Mgr PoA-Company
4a. QSTP Cert of Incorporation
4b. QSTP Cert of Registration
7.QSTP Lease Agreement