Fact Sheet Bahrain 2018-01-25T11:37:37+00:00

The Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain) is a small Arab monarchy in the Persian Gulf. It is the third smallest nation in Asia. The Country has high development index and recognized by world Bank as a high-Income economy. The Country is the most liberal and tolerant of all the faiths.

The below content will explain you in detail about the requirements for company formation in Bahrain, know about the trademark registration in Bahrain and understand the Bahrain Legal and Compliance requirements..

Company Incorporation in Bahrain

Doing Business Introduction

For company formation in Bahrain the investor must possess good knowledge of the region along with viable business plan. Synergy can assist you with the entire process of company formation in Bahrain.

The location Of Bahrain in the center of the Gulf allow an easy access to all the middle east market and is a global hub for trade and finance. As per Doing business report of The World Bank – Kingdom of Bahrain ranks 190 for 2017 survey.

Incorporation – Business Entities

The various types of entity that can be incorporated in Bahrain by the foreign investor are as mentioned below:

  • With limited liability company (W.L.L.)
  • Bahrain public shareholding company (B.S.C.)
  • Bahrain closed shareholding company (B.S.C.)
  • Single person company (SPC)
  • Branch of a foreign company
  • Partnership company
  • Holding company

Time Frame for company formation in Bahrain varies from depending on the type of entity selected. Estimate time required for company formation in Bahrain, process can be completed in 10-15 working days.

Benefits of Company Registration

Bahrain has many advantages for doing business and incorporating the Company mentioned as below:

  • No personal tax
  • No corporate tax
  • No value-added tax
  • No other sales tax
  • No exchange control
  • No restriction on capital and profit repatriation
  • Comparatively low business set up cost as compared to other GCC Countries

Products manufactured in Bahrain have duty-free access to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Foreign investment in all the sectors are permitted except alcohol, tobacco, waste products and firearms and reserved area for the local national (Bahrainis) like publishing, car rental, supply of oil and gas products.

Business Hours 9.00am to 5.30 or 6.00pm.
Working week Sunday to Thursday [between 40 and 48 hours]
Religion Islam
Official Language Arabic
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Currency Bahraini Dinar
Density 1,626.6/km2
Capital Manama
Area Total 765 km2
Population 1,378,000
Bahrain law, foreigners can own 100%
Minimum Share Capital US $ 2,660
Directors Minimum One
Shareholders Minimum One
MOA and AOA Required
Expatriate Staff Can Be Hired
Secretary Not Required
Registration Certificate Required
Audit Required
Timeframe for Bank Account 2 weeks
Timeframe for Incorporation 6 weeks
Annual Return Yes
Annual Tax Yes
Access to Bahrain Double Tax Treaties Yes