The main difference between the CR with a license and the CR without a license is that the CR without a license is not a full-fledged Commercial Registration. It is only given to make it easy for a new business entity to perform its initial tasks related to its formation:
- registering a name for the company;
- agreeing with contract with vendors, suppliers, and other entities;
- entering a lease agreement;
- getting the licenses for business activities from different government authorities, and so forth.
But the company cannot start running its business. However, the CR with a license is a full-fledged commercial license to carry on the business in order to procure profit.
But the CR with a license is issued only after getting the CR without a License and submitting all the required documents and meeting all the criteria listed at the SIJILAT portal. After getting the CR with a license you are free to run business in Bahrain with no restrictions.