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Qatar - CRA Type Approval - Overview

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) in Qatar, Doha is the country's regulator responsible for Wireless Regulatory Compliance and Type Approvals of all Radio and Telecommunication equipment prior to their use, import, and production in Qatar. There are few exemptions to the CRA Type Approval which are mentioned on this page below. 

CRA Qatar accepts equipment testing already done under globally accredited bodies and allows simplified CRA Type Approval scheme for such devices without the need for any local testing or any required samples. EU technical standards are accepted by CRA Qatar for the purposes of Qatar Type Approval application evaluations. 

All CRA Granted Type Approvals have permanent validity and re-approval is only required in case of hardware changes to the already CRA Type Approved equipment. 

We provide the following country services specific to Qatar CRA Type Approval through our on the ground team in Doha, Qatar: 

1- Guidance and consulting on the approval scope and applicable Test standards in Qatar

2- Handling all local customs duties and taxes payments and Govt. charges for Type Approval Applications. 

3- Management of full CRA Qatar Type Approval Process

4- Full support for Qatar CRA re-approvals of expired/old/near-to-expire CRA type approvals 

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Qatar Apprval Summay

Qatar CRA Type Approval - Summary:

  • Concerned Authority : Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) (

  • Applicable Radio and Telecommunication Equipment Certification : CRA Type Approval

  • Required Documents:

    • Technical Literature of Device (User Manual, Specifications/Data Sheet, Operational Description)​

    • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

    • RF,EMC,Health and Safety Test Reports as per applicable Test standards

    • GSMA TAC Letter(for cellular devices)

  • Sample Requirements: Not Required under simplified CRA Type Approval

  • Approval Validity: Permanent 

  • In-country Testing Requirements: Not Applicable

  • Local Representation : Not Required

  • Labelling Requirement: Mandatory labeling is required on approved devices which should include the type approval number and the importer number

  • Lead time : 4-6 Weeks

Qatar Exempt Items

List of Exempt Items from Qatar CRA Type Approval:

  • Equipment that only receives signals 

  • Transmitter equipment that can only transmit under control of a public network, such as mobile phones 

  • Radio equipment embedded in computers or laptops with output power below 100 mW, such as WiFi or Bluetooth equipment 

  • Radio equipment for use by licensed amateur users only 

  • Passive cable and wiring-based radio equipment 

  • Broadcast receiver equipment, such as satellite TV and radio (FM/AM) 

  • Short-range radio equipment embedded in vehicles, such as car navigation systems, remote sensors, and Bluetooth devices 

  • Short-range infrared remote control equipment, such as TV remote controls and garage door openers.

Qatar Updates and artices

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Our Team Looks forward to hearing from you on your Qatar Type Approval Requirements

+92 321 437 8896

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