LMRA to cancel work permits of establishments that failed to pay fees

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced that it will, in accordance with the law and the Audit Bureau’s directives, begin cancellation of valid work permits issued to establishments that have not paid the monthly fees.LMRA’s Vice President of Operations Ali Alkohiji stated that the Authority has already issued written and electronic communication addressing the employers since late last year highlighting the importance of settling the monthly fees on time, and emphasizing the ramifications of delinquency.

He said: “we are giving a one month public notice, at the beginning of March 2014 the LMRA will cancel all valid visas for employers who did not pay the monthly fees” adding that all administrative and technical preparations have been taken.

Mr. Alkohiji added: “we recognize that the effected workers are victims of their employers’ disregard of the law, and will take all necessary actions within the boundaries of the law to assist them in transferring to alternative employers” going further to say that the Cheif Executive has instructed the relevant departments to liaise with the embassies to that effect. He added that every employee will be able to see if his legal status was affected by the process through visiting the LMRA’s website and entering his or her CPR number, where a special category was created for them.

Finally, he revealed that once the work permits were revoked, it is illegal for these workers to continue working, and that all legal actions will be taken in case inspectors find them on site. He also clarified that the process is irreversible, and that if the employer wishes to rectify it after it took effect, he must in addition to paying the late fees, reapply for the same workers and pay the issuance fee for a new period of two years.

65 thoughts on “LMRA to cancel work permits of establishments that failed to pay fees

  1. sir.
    i need to know if my sponser not pay my lmra fees for 4 mont what action lmra takes?pls give me repealy.also any problem for my visa.iam new in bahrain
    thanks
    anil

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Issues, problems or disputes that arise between the employee and the employer such as non-payment of salaries, leave entitlements, health and safety issues etc… are out of LMRA’s jurisdiction, these issues need to be reported at the Ministry of Labour’s Complaints Department in Isa Town.

      Regards,

    • there sir/mam just i want to know if i have running visa till now 1-1/2 years remaining. 2time renew..and i want to resign in my cmpny..can i know if they have cutting for that remaining balnce

    • Dear client,

      Kindly note that we will require the CPR id you were using at Bahrain in order review your status
      For more information Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  2. sir iam in bahrain for just 10 days they did not made cpr or any other i returned to india after 10 day from bahrain then my visa is cancelled i want leave for other country any problem

    • Dear Client,
      Kindly provide us with your passport no. to check your status.
      For more information kindly contact LMRA Call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  3. On what basis leave salary is calculated. Basic salary or total salary ?

    My basic salary is BHD 200/-
    Total salary is BHD 500/-

    What will be my leave salary after two year of service.

    • 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

      Best regards,

  4. Sir,
    My employer not paid my work visa monthly fee. If suppose i will go vacation for one month,and come back any problem in airport ple reply sir…

    • 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

      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

    • Dear Client,


      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ in order to assist you with your inquiries.
      Regards,

  5. I came to Bahrain in Sept. My contract was for one year and the employer reduced the salary amount as I did not accept I had to leave the country on 12/2/16. They held one month salary and 20 BD was deducted for visa fee. When requested for the held salary they did not release which is very unfair. If I get another job soon can I come back.

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Issues, problems or disputes that arise between the employee and the employer such as non-payment of salaries, leave entitlements, health and safety issues etc… are out of LMRA’s jurisdiction, these issues need to be reported at the Ministry of Labour’s Complaints Department in Isa Town.

      For further inquiries, please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/.
      Regards,

      • As mentioned above I came to Sri Lanka on 13/02/16
        then my monthly fee was not paid. But now when I checked
        they have paid already for this month. So I want to know
        whether I can enter Bahrain as still I have valid employment visa. Need a quick reply.

    • 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
      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.

      regards

  6. SIR, I am working in one company two year,2 month finished and i take mobility .but my employer not giving n.o.c for transfer to another company.. now i want change another company. i did send the resign letter through register post three month finished.
    my employer not giving the passport. Can i transfer the visa to another company without passport?

  7. Sir iam in this company past 2 years they don’t pay the salary correctly know totally pending salary 6 I dono when they will pay the salary one more problem once I will complet my visa I will go my country cancel my company will pay the cheques if I will go this month 15 my company will pay this month 15 half cheque next month 15 half cheque please tell me sir this is a leagle r ileagle

    • 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
      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.

      regards

  8. Hello LMRA
    .I have a question. For mom I give rising to that company when I am and i found another work better accommodation and salary here on this company when I give rising I have pay for my ticket and for my visa soo I already i take from new work the offer letter and I signed but the company when I was it’s not canceling the visa…there are saying we want you to go back …but why I shut go back i pay for ticket for vissa I don’t have more many..and plus I have the another work ready just waiting for her to give cancel the visa and the new company will apply for me please i need help

  9. dear sir I am Dharmendra. please help me. my company two time visa fee. frist time 240 bd and second time 344bd cutting lettar . August month 10 day salary cut. Please sir help me . help help sir

    • 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

      For more information You can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards

  10. Dear Sir,

    My employer not paying monthly fees and they are not giving me cpr also .this will be my fail or my employer?if employer will not pay monthly fees I have to go back nepal or I can change job here in bahrain. I am here in bahrain since July 2016.

    Thanks

    • dear client,

      For transfer issue, Kindly check the following link:
      http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/194

      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

      For more information You can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards

  11. Yes hello lmra… The situation is they sell the shop with 2 worker, now the mangement now is new, but before i finish my contract they renew me.m again for another 1 year… They promise for my vacation… But sad to know that they terminate me and they force me to sign my termination letter… So i sign but still not yet finish my contract… So still i have 6 months to complete one year contract… Now i have new employer my boss call to my employer so the feedback is iam taking money or stealing money to that shop… But they dont evidence…

    The question is:

    Do i have any benefits to receive prior to that termination?

    Is it possible to file a case of this kind of unhuman act?

    Is it possible to close or remive the permit of that establishment?

    Please be guided

    • 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

      For more information You can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards

  12. Yes hello lmra… The situation is they sell the shop with 2 worker, now the mangement now is new, but before i finish my contract they renew me.m again for another 1 year… They promise for my vacation… But sad to know that they terminate me and they force me to sign my termination letter… So i sign but still not yet finish my contract… So still i have 6 months to complete one year contract… Now i have new employer my boss call to my employer so the feedback is iam taking money or stealing money to that shop… But they dont evidence…

    The question is:

    Do i have any benefits to receive prior to that termination?

    Is it possible to file a case of this kind of unhuman act?

    Is it possible to close or remive the permit of that establishment?

    Please be guided

    • 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

      For more information You can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards

  13. I am working in Bahrain as a Cake decorator since February 2016. From the start, we were receiving our salary every 4th to 10th of the month. But for 4 months until now, we were receiving our salary every 18th of the month and sometimes later than that. We are always talking to our employer, but no positive outcome. Today is October 22, we haven’t receive oir salary for the month. What should we do? Where can we ask for help? Thank you.

    • 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

      For more information You can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards

  14. dear Sir,

    last 6 months my company did not pay my monthly salary. we are in helpless. already i applied some money for my personal expenses as a salary advance. even that amount also not giving me.
    in this case what is the procedure to get salary. please advice me .

    • 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

      Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.

      Regards

  15. Dear sir,
    i was send my medical paper to my boss. he already applied visa in supervisor vacancy. He also pay monthly fees regularly.. i was check my visa status in online.its shown visa not valid.. its holding visa or whatever problems i dont know.. please clear that issue..

  16. Sir my name irfan i am from pakistan i come pakistan from bahrain since 21 days i raceved messeg from lmra he tell your work permat is termineted how can i chek what happand this . Thanks regard irfan

  17. Dear Sir/Madam..
    I want to check my unpaid visa insurance fee. My cpr 880870095. Please tell me how can i get info about my unpaid visa fee.

  18. Asalamu Alaikum Sir,

    Sir i buy i worked shop from my boss and change the name and CR, there was a worker i did change his visa to new cr after 2 two months i buy the shop, before i change visa here come one lmra person and give me a notice. to come the office and meet enforcement officer. i did late two month because my new sponsor was at dubai last two months.
    sir i will get any payment punishment for two month late visa changing ?

  19. Respected Sir.
    I was selected by a company in Bahrain two months before through C.V selection. And I got the offer letter by the company through Manpower Recruitment agencies in india. And I had done my medical .medical is also FIT .The Manpower agency in india told me you will get your Work Permit Visa with 1 week or 10 days , 1 month was finished I didn’t received. And when when I asked they told me that company is raising the demand because of ECR Passport.
    And since 20 day’s the LMRA WEBSITE was showing Myn employment visa is in progress. And now today it is showing on the website that monthly fees not paid subject to work permit cancellation.
    Please Solve my queries sir why this is happening. Will my Work Permit visa will be issued or not sir.

  20. I have question i alreasy resign but im underprovision. I send an resignation letter thru post office. My problem im asking the copy of my visa to give to my new sponsor. But they didnt give me the copy. Instead they said to wait. My new sponsor is needed it urgently or else they will cancel my contract. My question. How can i get or when my copy ofcacellation visa. My company doesnt want to give me the copy. I dont know why? Can uhelp me please.

    • 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

      Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards,

  21. Hello sir or madam my name is Vishal .I am working in Bahrin from last 1 year.now compny is going to terminate me and also compny is not giving transfer and they renewed my visa for 6 month as well.but I like to work another company . please can you suggest me right way .

    • 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
      Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards,

  22. Dear Sir,
    I was working with company in Bahrain for one and half years. But after that company was planning to stop functioning. My visa is valid till feb 2017. Now the status of my visa is ‘Not valid’ . But visa still showing under the same employer. Employer is saying they have closed the company . Now what is the procedure to cancel the visa. And how long I can stay here after that.

    Thanks ,

  23. Good Evening,

    I would like to enquire about my local transfer procedure, I gave my company 1 month notice and now I have a job offer from another company in Bahrain but my company is neither allowing my local transfer nor cancelling my visa, I have worked for more than two year in this company, my one month salary also still pending,

    Kindly advise me what I suppose to do, I will be thankfully,

    Looking forward to hearing,

    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Yatendra Singh
    CPR 810913542

    • 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

      Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.
      Regards,

  24. dear sir/ madam
    I left Bahrain last year and i doesn’t turned back now i want to return and my CPR status showing no record CPR nbr is 870124463
    is there any problem for me to return Bahrain kindly tel me
    thank you

  25. sir how much will be the penalty for visa, example i dont want to finish my contract? how much per month i have 5 months balance to finish my contract. thank you

  26. Hi
    I have taken an unpaid leave of 1 month from my firm and not received any salary for that month. However, the Company has also charged me the GOSI and LMRA charges. Is it to be borne by the employee if they have taken an unpaid leave or will it still be paid by the company?

    • 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
      Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or you can contact our e-Support helpdesk through https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ to clarify your issue.

      Regards,

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