The Commercial Registrations for Barber Shops have grown by 64% during 2018, where (4584) C.R. have been issued, compared to (2780) in 2017. The C.R. for Beauty Salons have grown as well by 8% during 2018, where (1455) C.R. have been issued during 2018, compared to (1341) in 2017.
Makkah Region topped the list of the most active areas for the issuance of C. R. for Barber Shops in 2018, where 962 C.R. have been issued, followed by the Eastern Region, where 800 C.R. are issued, then Riyadh by 799. The total number of C.R. for Barber Shops currently reached (22729).
Riyadh topped the list of the most active areas in the issuance of C.R. for Beauty Salons during 2018, where (500) C.R. have been issued, followed by Makkah by (304), then by the Eastern Region by (179). The total number of C.R. currently issued for Beauty Salons reached (5890).
MCI has explained that this growth comes in line with the reforms and improvements witnessed by the business sector during the last period, and this is due to facilitating the procedures for starting up a commercial activity. This is done through cooperation with a number of relevant authorities, and through linking with a number of government agencies. So it is possible now to issue the Commercial Registration and the file of labor and social insurance, also zakat, income and Municipality license through a single e-platform (Meras). This service also enables the beneficiaries to issue the certificate of the Chamber of Commerce subscription online, besides amending or renewing the Commercial Registration through using the security verification of the Ministry of Interior and the service of "Absher".
"Meras" e-services are linked with 22 government agencies that have relation with the start-up of business, thus "Meras" provides currently more than 112 e-services, besides the licenses to start-up business.