The QFC operates a streamlined application process for those seeking to apply to the CRO to incorporate or register in the QFC and who need to obtain a Licence from the QFCA and Authorisation, if needed, from the QFC Regulatory Authority. The process has been designed to allow the Applicant to make a single submission.

To this end, the QFC Application Forms require the Applicant to provide sufficient information to enable the QFC to determine whether a Licence or an Authorisation is required, and to allow the CRO to process applications to incorporate or register in the QFC.

To start the process, a firm or individual needs to submit an application.