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Scientific and Technical Office License
in Saudi Arabia

Getting a Scientific and Technical Office License in Saudi Arabia

For entrepreneurs who own a foreign business and want to distribute their products within Saudi Arabia via a local agent, they’ll need a scientific and technical office. It’ll serve the functions of conducting product and market research, agent, distributor, and consumer assistance, and act as its parent company’s local reporting hub.

However, scientific and technical offices cannot engage in commercial activities themselves. They are limited to liaising and assistance.

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    Scientific and Technical Office Licensing Requirements in Saudi Arabia:

    Foreign companies who wish to operate in Saudi Arabia by way of local agents should consider this license. With one, they can open an office to provide scientific and technical services to agents, distributors and consumers while also getting familiar with the territory through research.

    Applicants will need to prepare the following:


    A copy of the commercial register of the participating entity, authenticated by the Saudi Embassy.


    A copy of the agency authorising the agent or distributor.


    The scientific and technical office must conduct market feasibility studies on the company’s activity. They’ll then have to prepare reports for the main centre. Each year, the office should submit an annual summary of its activities to the Ministry of Investment.


    Scientific and technical offices are prohibited from performing any contracts, commercial activities, or investments in the Kingdom, whether directly or indirectly. They also cannot charge fees for training Saudi technicians.

    Apply for a Scientific and Technical Office License with Creative Zone Saudi Arabia

    Creative Zone Saudi Arabia is a leader in helping foreign investors obtain a license for their local scientific and technical office. Not only can we provide strategic advice, but we can also streamline the licensing process so that all requirements are met and foreign companies establish their local hubs in no time.
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