BusinessSet up with Ease

Our team of highly skilled and knowledgable professionals will consult with you to understand your business idea/company and advise on the most suitable activities allowed by Bahrain Company Law.

Types of Companies allowed in Bahrain

Bahrain allows different types of companies to suit your different business needs; With Limited Liability (W.L.L), Bahrain Stock Company (B.S.C), Partnership Company, Foreign Branch / Representative Office, Individual Commercial Registration and Commandite Company. The most common Company Registration types being the W.L.L for majority of expatriates / foreigners and ICR for most Bahrainis. The ICR doesn’t require yearly audits and is only allowed for the locals.

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1000 +
Documents clearance projects completed for our respective clients.
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500 +
Company registration projects completed.

Bahrain Company Formation Process

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Step 1: Consultation

Choose business activities, discuss company type, shareholders, company capital, identification documents, provide 3 options for company name.

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Step 2: Name Search, Commercial Registration without License

Name search takes 3-7 working days. Once approved by the Ministry an initial Commercial Registration Certificate without license is issued. It is illegal to operate any business with this initial CR.

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Step 3: Commercial Space, Municipality Account

Choose a commercial space fit for business activities selected and get a valid lease agreement/contract. Thereafter register a Municipality / Electricity & Water Authority account. Commercial address inspection happens at this stage.

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Step 4: Notarize M&AA

Notarize Memorandum and Articles of Association. Client may use public or private notary depending on how fast they want the process completed. We prefer and have agreement with a Private Notary Firm to handle all our incorporations.

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Step 5: Bank account
opening

This is the second last stage of obtaining a Commercial Registration Certificate in Bahrain. Ensure to fill the forms correctly reflecting what was stated as company capital earlier on. Bank will issue a Bank account opening Certificate during this stage.

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Step 6: Commercial Registration with License

Upon opening Bank account we submit the Certificate along with Notarised Memorandum & Articles of Association to the Ministry. Once approved, the final Commercial Registration Certificate is issued. A business can officially begin its operations in Bahrain.

4 Common types of companies in Bahrain

The 4 common types of companies in Bahrain are W.L.L, B.S.C, I.C.R, Head Office / Representative Office
With Limited Liability (W.L.L)

B.S.C

I.C.R

Representative Office

Business consultation plans

Bronze

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BD325Yearly
  • Manager handling consultation & compliance
  • P.R.O services
  • eCommerce or Corporate Website & Hosting
  • Book Keeping
  • Weekly & Monthly Reports

Silver

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BD400/ Month
  • Manager handling consultation & compliance
  • P.R.O services
  • eCommerce or Corporate Website & Hosting
  • Book Keeping
  • Weekly & Monthly Reports

Gold

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BD550/ Month
  • Manager running the business & compliance
  • P.R.O Services
  • eCommerce or Corporate Website & Hosting
  • Book Keeping
  • Daily, Weekly & Monthly Reports