About Importing and distributing audiovisual media content

Except for motion pictures, video and television programmes, it means: a license to import, sell and distribute visual and/or audio content through portable and/or physical means; (such as: CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs) and licensing or purchase of rights, redistribution and sale of utilities that provide the service of arcade games. This license also applies to all electronic stores that practice this activity in the Kingdom

The name of the activity in the Ministry of Commerce

Importing and distributing audiovisual media content

: Target group


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20,000 Riyal Service fee

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Information about the service

  • Existence of a valid commercial register number 700 for companies
  • a contract proving the approval of the producing company or its authorized agents in the region to distribute and import the product inside Saudi Arabia
  • a pledge to stop distributing media content immediately and without objection upon the authority’s request
  • Undertaking to print the license number on all imported or produced movable media
  • and not to distribute such media except to those licensed to retail or distributors through licensed platforms and if the licensee wishes to import and engage in retail activity; they must apply independently for this license
  • having a national address.
  • 592013
  • 464972
  • 591313
  • 591312
  • 464996
  • A valid commercial register or a foreign investment license from the Ministry of Investment. The media activity must be added to the commercial register
  • the national address. If the entity requesting the license is a company
  • a copy of the company’s founding contract and copies of national identities or passports (for non-Saudis) for all partners
  • director and members of the board of directors are attached. The administration and if one of the partners is another company
  • a copy of the commercial register
  • a copy of the national identity or passport (for non-Saudis) for all the persons whose names appear in the application form shall be attached.
  • log in to the e-services portal
  • choose the service (importing and distributing audio-visual media content)
  • complete the required data.
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