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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 3-4 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • Yes

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • A local representative is required.

Type approval in Qatar synapse

As stated above a local certificate holder is required for type approval in Qatar. This local certificate holder must be a  commercially registered companies in Qatar that possess a valid Trade License issued by ictQATAR's Technical Regulatory Authority to apply.
If you do not have someone who can fulfill that role
CSIA can provide a local certificate holder service for the type approval process in Qatar.

 Qatar has two separate type approval process available.

Simplified procedure
This process requires one of two different criteria be met by the applicant:

  • The product has a type approval certificate issued by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or UAE.

  • The product has a type approval certificate or obtained approval with a recognized CAB.

This process can take 5-7 working days to complete from the time
CSIA has collected all the required documents from the manufacturer.

Standard procedure

This process is required if type approvals by a recognized CAB or National Regulatory Authority have not been issued.
We can still proceed with this type approval process using test reports issued by a recognized lab according to ictQatar.
This process can take 10 -12 working days to complete from the time
CSIA has collected all the required documents from the manufacturer.

Qatar updates

July 2022

The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar has recently released an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) which was implemented in accordance with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (ITU WRC-19). The NFAP also covers information on the frequency bands for the usage of Short Range Devices.

The CRA states that the National Frequency Allocation Plan is subject to periodic revisions in order to comply with the requirements imposed by modern national as well as international regulations about allocation of frequency bands.

June 2022

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar (CRA) recently announced in the Class License for the use of RLAN devices that the usage and operation of WIFI 6E over 5925-6425 MHz Band is allowed in Qatar.

The publication of the new technical regulation for RLAN devices defines also the technical requirements for the usage of WIFI 6E in Qatar as follows: 

Type                         Frequency Band     Maximum EIRP (dBm)     Indoor / Outdoor Use
Low Power               5925-6425 MHz           23 dBm E.I.R.P              Indoor Use only
Very Low Power      5925-6425 MHz           14 dBm E.I.R.P          Indoor and Outdoor Use

The usage of WIFI 6E in Qatar shall meet the technical requirements specified in the standard ETSI TR 103 524 V1.1.1 (2018-10). 

May 2022

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Qatar has published an updated version of the National Frequency Allocation Plan.

June 2021

The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar issued Version No. 4 of the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRD) dated April 22, 2021. The regulation includes an updated list of SRD applications, applicable frequencies, field strength/output power, test references, and other information to which SRDs must comply. Major changes in the new regulation include the following:

  • Bluetooth – the max EIRP was increased from 10 mW to 100 mW
  • Non-Specific SRDs – the frequency bands 24–24.25 GHz and 57–64 GHz were added
  • RFID – the frequency bands 867.6–868 MHz and 400–600 KHz were added
  • WAS/RLAN – the max EIRP for the 5725-5875 MHz band was reduced from 100 mW to 25 mW, and the max EIRP for the 5470-5725 MHz band was increased from 100 mW to 1000 mW

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.