Work permit guidelines for expats facing travel ban

MANAMA: The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will soon develop a clearly defined mechanism for granting work permits to foreign workers facing travel ban.

The mechanism will also be available on the Internet.

LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said there was no legal link between travel ban and renewal of their work permits.

Mr Absi also stressed that the LMRA did not freeze transactions of foreign workers, and offered its services to employers in the event of a court ruling preventing a worker from travelling due to private financial claims.

This came during a meeting with a delegation of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s building and construction sector committee headed by its chairman Samir Nass.

It was explained that travel ban on foreign workers due to a financial transaction will not prevent the LMRA from renewing their work permits, or wouldn’t provide its services to them, including the renewal of their residence permits if the employer requested for it and fulfils all the requirements stipulated by law.

8 thoughts on “Work permit guidelines for expats facing travel ban

  1. Respected Sir,
    Asalam o alaikum

    On 28th March 2013, I had got the offer letter with contract from a private printing press shop. Our contract was for 2 years with 250/- BHD per month salary plus accommodation and transportation. After few months my owner started teasing me, he didn’t pay salary on time and plus he forced us to sit extra till late nights and work for him. He also took our passports and threatened us many times
    After a year, I had sent him resign through وزارة البريد post office, and tell him personally as well but he gave me threat that I won’t give you your passport and make your life difficult.
    then after( LMRA change my visa new owner ) but
    Now they have created fake case against me and put travel ban on me. I am unable to leave country and couldn’t find better job here because I have no visa. Since last 2.5 year I hadn’t met my family.
    Seeking for your support and guidance once to resolve this matter, So I can travel to my country .

    Regard ,

    Zubair siddiqui

    • Dear Client,

      For all questions regarding Employment contracts, leave entitlements , disputes, complaints, grievances against employers, you need to contact the Ministry of Labour. Please note that this is not part of the LMRA mandate and we cannot interfere between employers and employees, you are requested to lodge a formal complaint and submit any supporting documents to the complaints department of the Ministry of Labour in Isa Town , for more information visit http://www.mol.gov.bh

      regards

  2. Hello sir, i am indian i came in bahrain two months before, one of sponsor hiring me from india As a accountant but when i came here i just finish two days after my sponsor told me to find another job or go to india. I have already paid to indian agencies rs 80000 ( BD 400 )
    for the visa. Still i not have CPR and my medical checkup in next two days. Right now i working in sponspor brother shop, in low salary. Shall search out job. If possible to get mobility ??? Because my sponsor is not give proper answer to me.

    Kindly solve my clarification

    • Dear client,
      Kindly check the following link
      http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/194#.VzF2roR96Uk

      For all questions regarding Employment contracts, leave entitlements , disputes, complaints, grievances against employers, you need to contact the Ministry of Labour. Please note that this is not part of the LMRA mandate and we cannot interfere between employers and employees, you are requested to lodge a formal complaint and submit any supporting documents to the complaints department of the Ministry of Labour in Isa Town , for more information visit http://www.mol.gov.bh
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.

      For any further question kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      regards

  3. Dear sir
    I am working in a company last 7 years. still the visa is valid for few more months. Now I got another offer from other company. but i am afraid to inform my current employer (he is the owner) to leave the job. If i go for the new job without the consent of current employer as per LMRA rules, then from the old sponsor there is any possibilities for making fake case against me or any other kind of ban for applying new visa and let me know the passport how I can take it from him.

    Let me know if they send back to my home country after cancellation of my visa, can I come out from the Bahrain airport If I have another offer and mobility, because the passport they will give directly to the emigration in the airport only

    thank you and waiting for the Kind reply

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