LMRA visas for maids

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will officially take over the responsibility of issuing work visas to housemaids and other domestic workers from tomorrow. However, the Labour Ministry will continue to receive applications for work permits on a temporary basis to ensure a smooth transition, LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said.

The authority will maintain the same producers and e-system implemented by the ministry, while a training programme  has been introduced to prepare staff for such a task, he said. The authority, however, has plans to introduce its new e-system in the near future, he added.

Applications for recruiting domestic workers may be submitted to the authority and Isa Town Post Office. Other post offices  including Hamad Town, Riffa and Budaiya will receive applications in the coming days, he said. The authority handles about 1,500 work visa applications for expatriates and 230 applications for domestic workers daily.

285 thoughts on “LMRA visas for maids

  1. HI
    Now LMRA starts domestic visas process, what about the post offices, can we go their to submit applications?
    Regards

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      Kindly note that you can submit domestic expatriate employees application in LMRA Front offices (Sunday – Thursday) from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM and in
      Isa Town post office (Saturday – Thursday) from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM.
      And soon in Post Offices at(Al Hidd, Hamad Town, Riffa, Budaiya).

      For more information, please contact our call on +973 17506055.

      Regards,

      • hi sir i have a question my visa is housemaid visa there is any posible to transfer to LMRA visa?i have 5months left but my employer hes willing to give me that release and i have a next employer they are using the LMRA visa to me.there is a change sir/mam to transfer my visa in working visa?thanks

        • Dear client,
          Kindly note that your employer should cancel your visa then a new employer can apply for you new work permit.
          Form more information kindly 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

          • Hi sir, i did not finish my 2years contract for housemaid. I took only 1year and 2months I already talked to my employer, they will cancel my visa so i can go to my origin country (phillipines) I booked my ticket to philippines. Now I change my mind on the same time of my flight to philipines i want to book ticket flight to dubai and get visa there. Is it possible for me to boarding dubai without knowing my employer. Or they can stop me?

      • Hello.. I have a friend working as housemaid for two years under Bahraini sponsor but she found out that she has no visa at all for 2 years. She wanted to stay here for good future and wanted to leave her present sponsor. What could be the best thing to do and where she could go.. Please help her with your advice. Thank you!

      • Sir,im working housemaid my contract finish dis coming june 30,and my sponsor said he will cancel my visa at same date when my contract finish and they will give me release,my question how i will stay here in bahrain in legal if i dont have new sponsor?but im still searching pls.can u give me advise what im going to do because i dont want to go philippines

  2. Hi sir..
    i was working in Bahrain. I worked 2 years and 4 months. .now I am in india ..but now I want to another company in Bahrain. But still I have a valid visa till November last..After finished my visa can I get another company’s visa..
    please sir give me a suitable answer
    regard
    aslam

      • Hello sir/madan. Im working here in budaiya for 1 year. My boss and her family leaving bahrain for good. And now im working here at my real sponsor. But i dont like to work for them.. Thanks

        • I only know is im working for my real sponsor.the day my boss left the time i only know that they are not my real sponsor..they are only using his friend sponsorship. This is ny problem now. And i dont like to work for them.thanks 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
          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. I was working 2 years in Bahrain under work visa(LMRA).before expire i left from Bahrain.now i am in my Mother country.now can i apply Domestic visa for me?and how many days are you taking for issue this Domestic visa?

    • Dear Client

      As long as the previous permit is expired , a new permit may be submitted in domestic permit or worker permit in LMRA, The days required to issue a permit is in accordance to the employer eligibility, further to issuance of a work permit to the employer a NOC should be issued by NPRA and that is subject to NPRA approval.

      For more information 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

  4. hi
    I am a housemaid visa I will finish my visa on next month can I get also mobility so that I can change work in company

    • Dear Client
      Kindly note after the housemaid get the cancellation from NPRA the new sponsor can apply for her for new work permit.

      For any further inquiries Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

          • i am working as a cleaner i finish my 1 yr and my employer didnt renew my visa.. they told me that they will transfer my visa as a housemaid.. but i still work as a cleaner my visa expired last aug 25 but i still working bcoz my employer forcing me to work without visa.

          • 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,

  5. Hi,
    I’m working as a housemaid my contract will end until april 2015,I ask them to give me a release paper so I can search a new job in bahrain.is it difficult to change a housemaid visa to employees visa or working visa?please give me an advise thank you very much for your time and have a great day.

    • Dear Client
      Kindly note after the housemaid get the cancellation from NPRA the new sponsor can apply for her for new work permit.

      For any further inquiries Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

        • Sir/Madam,
          My sponsor promise me to give a release paper after my contract with them I will finish this 25th of april they tell me I have to find my new sponsor before they giving me the paper I need.the problem is they don’t want me to go in their after my contract unless they can see the papers coming to youre good office that I’m legaly allowed to search another job.can you advice me what should I have to do.Thank you so much for giving me time I hope I can hear from you soon.

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Please contact our LMRA call center on 17506055, in order to assist you with your inquiries.

      Regards,

    • Dear Client
      Kindly note after the housemaid get the cancellation from NPRA the new sponsor can apply for her for new work permit.

      For any further inquiries Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

    • Dear Client
      Kindly note the Sponsor should terminate the expat from LMRA system then the new sponsor can apply for him as housemaid.
      For any further inquiries Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

      • i am working as a cleaner i finish my 1 yr and my employer didnt renew my visa.. they told me that they will transfer my visa as a housemaid.. but i still work as a cleaner my visa expired last aug 25 but i still working bcoz my employer forcing me to work without visa.

  6. Hi..im currently working as a housemaid now 5mos..is there any possibility that i can change job without their consent?

    • Dear Client
      Kindly note after the housemaid get the cancellation from NPRA the new sponsor can apply for her for new work permit.

      For any further inquiries Please contact our LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  7. hi, i would like to bring a housemaid from philippines,
    how can i do that?
    what kind of document you need?
    do i need to do it via recruitment agency?

  8. Hi! I would like to inquire if household visas whether it is new application or for renewal, does it mean that all LMRA procedures have to be followed like capturing pictures, fingerprints and all other LMRA procedures same as the normal working visa?

  9. What are the documents that need to be submitted while applying for a Maid Visa?
    Is there any minimum salary that I (expat) should be earning so I can bring a maid?

      • Dear sir more than 150 harmless people working in a company in bahrain. Now close 2 years they diduct some money by their salary without inform .they not given a salary slip also.monthly they borrow salary for their accounts .otheting is acomadation facilities are very poor ..people lives over there as like animals ..pls try to help this people honestly .

        • 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,

  10. sir,i just want to ask my sittuation i got house maid visa but i want to apply a workimg visa in lmra and now i worked in my first sponsor 2year and i ask for release so they release me on nov 7 2014 and another company they let me to wotk under them and they pay for my release 400 bd and until now they dnt tranfer my visa under them company i was working here 6months now and i decide to take relase from here even i dnt have visa is it possible to take release from them even still i dnt have visa from now ?how much shall be the paymentto transfer my visa as a working visa because now im working here 6months without visa ,and i wanna release ,thank you so much

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly send your CPR# to check the status in LMRA system and provide you with correct procedure.
      Or you can call LMRA call center on 17506055 to check your inquiries.

      regards

  11. Can we apply for maid visa through the ministry of labour? and what’s the fees for the visa? and do we have to pay 5Bd per month for the lmra for teh housemaid as well

  12. Sir , we both in working in ministry of health ,my wife is pregnant now , we are expat also ,we can get visa for maid ? There is any chance to get maid visa, if there is chance what are the requirements pls?

    • Dear client,
      Kindly check the blow :
      Non Bahraini (excluding GCC) the employer should have a residency permit valid for at least 6 months period, it will be required to provide LMRA with
      a cash deposit upon approval to issue the permit.

      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      regards

  13. Salam

    I have valid visa for Bahrain and due bac on 18th July with a valid ticket.

    Now my sponsor he will cancel my visa.

    What can I do he has to also needs give my commission of two years.

    His name is rakes

    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, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

  14. hi i just want to ask a few questions.. i am working as a private nurse but my visa is for housemaid. i am working here in bahrain for 1yr and 4mos. and i dont have any plan to renew my contract to my current sponsor. do i have the right to work outside or have a new job after i finish my contract.?

    • Dear client,
      A new sponsor should apply for you for new work permit after you finish your contract.
      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Regards

      • Hello sir/mam,
        Sir/Mam, i would like to ask some question..i am 9months here in bahrain and i told my employer that i will back out and they told me if i will back out i will pay them 1000bd.
        i was confused why i have to pay that kind of money? please tell me if right or wrong for asking me this kind of money to pay…looking forward to your response..god bless 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
          Best regards,

  15. Hi..im working as a housemaid now im finish already my contract to my madam then they say she will give me release if i pay 200 bd for them..but before they till me they will not take money unless i find new employer now i find new employer she dnt want give me the passport and reless unless i pay them 200bd what will i do?please help me.

  16. Hello sir/mam,
    Sir/Mam, i would like to ask some question..i am 9months here in bahrain and i told my employer that i will back out and they told me if i will back out i will pay them 1000bd.
    i was confused why i have to pay that kind of money? please tell me if right or wrong for asking me this kind of money to pay…looking forward to your response..god bless 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, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

  17. Hi i would like to ask about my case! I finish my contract already was june 18 2015,my boss not giving me release paper..what should i do i dont want to go back in phils…!..

  18. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am working as housemaid from past 3 years. My current maid visa will expire in January 2016. Now, My employer wants me to work in his office as secretary.

    I want to change my work status as skilled worker. I need to know the procedure, required documentation, processing length and fee.
    Kindly guide me accordingly. I am expecting your prompt reply as soon as.

    Thank you in advance.

  19. Assalam aleikum,please I would like to know if I can get a mobility visa coz I intend to resign from my company,I am trying to look for a new since the job that am working isn’t allowing me to dress according to Islamic law as a woman,so I decide to pass my my resignation letter but I would like to know if lmra will issue me the mibility visa so that i can try and o look for a new job,thankyou

  20. hai sir am last 5 years working in bahrain my basic salary now 275 (include over time 400) .sir i want my family hear but my company not given the family visa .how can i take family visa .any another way

    • Dear client,

      Kindly note that Family visa is granted only through LMRA (except Mother and children above 18 years) and employer approval is mandatory as he is the authorized person to apply.

      Best regards,

    • Dear Client,

      You may cancel the current Domestic work visa and then can apply for Employment visa under the company CR.

      Best regards,

  21. hi there

    I would like to ask that i want to employee a housemaid but she has a runaway case on her…. and the her sponser is asking a big amount of money to take the complain back from police station… so can you suggest me what should i do if i want to transfer to her to my visa ?

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly refer to client service first floor Domestic counters to solve this issue.

      Best regards,

  22. I have gone throughout ur client messages still I am in doubt I am an garduate BT some how came to this situation( Maid) in 2014 and working in a house but I need to change my Visa into Company Work or do some sort of business I’m now 40 yrs going to be, so kindly guide me. From India stay in Kuwait so please give information about changing Visa

    • Dear Client,

      You have first to sign a contract with company which will apply for you a Work Permit and then they will apply through LMRA system.
      For more information refer to LMRA website http://www.lmra.bh

      Best regards,

  23. Hi
    I’m working receptionist and my visa housmaid and my boss said they will change my visa this coming expiration on August 27 but when I check on it website I can’t see my visa .it means still not included my visa on LMRA?

    • Dear Client,

      You can follow up your application status through LMRA website (except for Domestic Visa) if you have an in-progress or active application in LMRA then it will shows otherwise no data will be displayed.
      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  24. Upon reading the required documents for expats, it is stated that it will be necessary to make cash deposit upon approval to issue the permit.
    My questions are (1) how much the deposit and is it refundable if I will get house maid from Philippines?.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that BD 500 cash deposit is required for Non Bahrainis to get domestic visa.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      Best regards,

  25. Dear Sir/Madam,
    i am an expact businessman, having a WLL company.
    my visa is valid and it is Investor Visa.
    am i eligible for applying for a maid and a driver?
    how much is the cash deposit required for the issuance of domestic visa??

    thanks and best regards
    kumar

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that BD 500 cash deposit is required for Non Bahrainis to get domestic visa.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  26. dear sir,
    iam working with my sponsor last 14 years with house visa(servant ),27/06/2015 my renewed again for two years.now i have good work offer from other company.so i asked my sponsor for my release,he said if he will give me release he cannot get another visa.so what is the solution for this matter.give a good advise..thanks.

    • Dear Client,

      Once your resident permit is transferred to another employer, he can apply to get a new visa.

      Best regards,

  27. Sir i am new in bahrain am working in a mechanical company as a driver i completed 3 months .. but now i want to change my company can i do it easily or not please reply me thank uu sir

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Kindly note that the employer should approve your transfer.

      Regards,

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Kindly note that the RP (Residence Permit) should be canceled in the immigration first and then apply for NWP (New Work Permit) on the CR.

      Regards,

  28. Hi my maid went on holiday and did not return. what is the process to cancel her visa when she is out of Bahrain and refusing to return.

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Kindly note that the cancellation should be at the Immigration.

      Regards,

  29. I would like to check the legal documents required to bring a maid from India .Could you please advise ?
    Thank You in advance

  30. I am in Bahrain my Domestic visa and CPR has expired My sponsor left the country and I cant get ahold of him. I want to process for amnesty, so I have signed Amnesty Request Form and given to a sponsor for a Job. He said that he submitted the paperwork to LMRA. It has been over a month ago. How long does this process take. How can I follow up on the application? What should I do? Please Advise!

    • Dear Client,

      You can follow up with your application through LMRA website- Expat portal page.

      Best regards,

  31. I am an expatriate. I submitted my application for a housemaid visa at the isa town post office. I have received the sms which states that my application has been approved and I can collect the permit. However,when I went to the post office I was asked to go to LMRA and pay the fees of 500 bd to get the maid visa.
    Is this the fee for a maid visa? Also, where in lmra do I need to go and at what time.
    Thanks.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that BD 500 cash deposit is required for Non Bahrainis to get domestic visa as insurance.

      Best regards,

    • dear client,
      first Your sponsor should cancel your visa then a new employer should apply for you.
      For more information, kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Regards

  32. Assalamu Alaikum,im working here in Bahrain as housemaid but at the same time working in school since the owner of the school is my sponsor..i agreed with her because there is not that much work in the house anyway but when my contract ended last March 2014 i decided to extend another 2 years and i was expecting to have my plane ticketin cash since i did not go home to my country but my sponsor refused to give it to me and it is clearly writen in my contract..secondly..she is not providing my needs such as toiletress and medication if i get ill.
    Thirdly..the contract i signed in Philippines was changed when i reached here in Bahrain..from bd 150 it is change to bd80. then it increases gradually to 110 now..my question is can i force my sponsor to pay for me what is being stipulated in the contract which we signed from Philippines.?
    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

  33. Hello. I am working as a housemaid and i will already finish two years next month. Can i change job to a company without a release from my sponsor? Pls help. Thanks.

    • Dear Client,

      Once your current resident permit is cancelled then you can apply for New Work Permit.

      For more information refer to call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  34. Hello. I am working as a housemaid and my REsidence Permit will end on January 2016, but i will already finish two years next month(November). Can i change job to a company next month without a release from my sponsor? Pls help. Thanks.

  35. Good day,
    Please help..i need a clerification regarding my visa and contract will expire on novenber 2015..im on housemaid visa , after my contract of two year finished next month can i transfer or find another employer with out getting a release paper from my current employer? Or Do i need a release paper? Please advice
    Thank you
    Jovy

    • Dear Client,

      Once your current resident permit is cancelled then you can apply for New Work Permit.

      For more information refer to call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

    • Dear Client,

      Domestic system still not launched, therefore you may refer to immigration to check the status.

      Best regards,

  36. salam sir i would like to know my father having a C grade construction company he pass away a month ago know CR of company having dues regarding Gosi and LMRA thatsy CR is expire right now .. because of miss information that i can change my visa in to company if i will hire 3 bahrini i contract with bahrini through agent and applied for their visa .. know after knowing all these dues i dont want these bahrinis because i hav to pay gosi 1st .. i just want to know that these bahrinis will be rejected or not ?

    • Dear Client,

      Bahrainis employment rejection and approval is not under LMRA responsibility.

      Best regards,

  37. I want to ask if she has a skilled visa can she transfer her visa to housemaid again though her visa is already expired she came here as a housemaid before then she became sales lady can she have a hoisemaid visa again

  38. Hello..im from philippines and work as a house maid here in bahrain im going 6mnths on december and i want to go bck to phillipines bcause i know physically and emotionally im not good now..can my employer cancel my visa and can they pay my ticket bck to phil.

    • 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,

  39. Dear Sir,

    i am working last 5 years in Bahrain. now i transfer my visa to new company. 3 month is left. now i wont to resign. what should i pay visa expend. because they cancel my visa the visa money will be refund right . 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

      regards

  40. Dear Sir, Muhammad Thouseef. I Need Bring here my friend already his visa in progressing.. why make a long time for valid visa.. if got visa progressing, the visa will confirm or what? I need get the valid visa… what is the proceedure?

    • Dear client,
      Kinldy note that in progress mean its still under process.
      For more information kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Regards

  41. Urgent help needed, i was under the process of employing an Eithopian national housemaid and my agent today informed me that LMRA does not allow expats to employee Eithpians. the housemaid is already in Bahrain and her ex-employee is ready to teansfer her to us. i need confirmation if above is true. what option do i have.

    regards
    Kunal

  42. Hi I am a mother of three kids whom are studying here in Bahrain. My husband works in Saudi Arabia and travels daily. Our visa in Bahrain will expire end of this month and we cannot leave as our (me and three kids) Saudi visa still in process and my son will be taking his exams in month of May 2016. Please help and guide us how to get visa in Bahrain at least my son finish his exams. Looking forward to have a favorable reply.

  43. Hi, i would like to ask about family visa renewal if am in India .I was in Bahrain with husband visa..but present am in India. my visa will expire on 27th may 2016.before expire visa I cant come to Bahrain for renewal bcoz of delivery. After visa expired what should i do for come back to bahrain. But husband still worknig at Bahrain ..how can we renew my family visa?
    Hope you reply me

  44. Good afternoon. Sir i am housemaid before and and my one month mobility finish. But i find new job as Saleslady. Do My new sponsor can apply for me visa? Bec my one month mobility already finish. Pls advice me what to do. Thanks and God bless.

    • Dear Client,


      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      If you still facing the same problem , kindly provide us with your CPR no.
      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,

  45. hello sir, I am here for 1year and 3month,I told my employer that I will not finish my contract and I will look for a job outside..I found a new employer..my new employer called them and said they want 1000bd before they will transfer me to my new employer..I would like to ask do I have to pay that kind of money?
    thanks sir/mam, waiting for your reply god bless us.

    • Dear Ms. Maria,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      No, the employer is not allowed to charge you any fees for the work permit, but he has the right to sue for damages as a result of the breach or premature cancellation of a time-specified contract.

      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,

  46. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am a registered clearing agent dealing with all sort of government documents and just started the business, I would appreciate it if could tell me what are the requirements needed for a domestic worker (Housemaid) renewal, do I have to apply for it on line or can it be submitted to the LMRA team at your main branch? Just for your information the applicant’s sponsor is one of my clients
    Your prompt reply is highly appreciated
    Thank you,
    Adnan

  47. I’m work here for 8 years. .and my visa is finish already..but my sponsor change his mind to give me release to find other job.and I don’t want to go my country..but he force me to send it back to Phil. Pls help me for what I do.

    • Dear client,
      Kindly note that your employer should cancel your visa then a new employer should apply for you new work permits.
      Kindly 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

  48. Hi

    I just discovered that my housemaid doesn’t have work permit. She entered Bahrain via visa for 4 weeks in August 2015.
    I just checked her passport and found out I don’t have her employment work permit in her passport. can you help me please how to resolve this

    thank you
    Eman

  49. Hi! I just want to ask..
    Are Housemaids allowed to leave after finishing 1 year of a 2 years contract?
    Does the employer provide the AirTicket?
    I just want to know, this is actually my 2nd contract to them. In thiz 2nd contract i will finish 1 year by month of June,will i be able to go back to my country by that time without my employers excuses?
    Do I have the freedom to do so!? Is there a LAW for this?

  50. Sir/madam I am 2yrs n 6months for housemaid I am tell to my employer only 1yr renew my visa I don’t want go in Philippines but not gv me release paper my employer can u gv me advice wt I am doing about of this case because too much low my salary only 90bd then I am caring old woman n clean the house then sometimes daughter of my employer she call me for clean the house not gv me extra pay.

    • 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

  51. Hi,

    I applied for Domestic Application# 378023 for Occupation HOUSEMAID and Gender Female has been rejected. I don’t know the reason. All documents has been given and the salary required is more than enough.

  52. I would like to inquire for applying a permit to sponsor housemaid. Since the required salary is bd1000, is this salary only of the husband or can be a combined salary of the husband and wife.

  53. Hi Sir ,
    I am working in a company from Sep-21-2012 till Mar-30-2016 .

    I have to finish my visa and move to my mother country i can get service charge sir .
    Please can you give me reply .

    Thank you
    S.Manjunath .

  54. Dear Sir,
    Im working as housemaid.how i will track my status ? there is any e-support same the skilled visa.

    thank you,
    ann

  55. Sir/madam I am asking my 2years contract finish nxt month expired my visa then now my old employer not gv my passport but I hv new company now I am driver company cn u gv me advice because I am go in my embacy then the embacy talk to my employer he said my employer 1week I am wait he gv my passport but not gv me release paper but I hv offer letter to my new company thanks..

  56. Sir/Madam
    Hello have a nice day.. Im a housemaid and my contract and visa was finish this coming May 16, 2016 and my plan is to ask release or to cancelled but i want to stay here to find a new job outside and a little bit higher salary bcoz my salary is only 100 bd and this is not enough to having a two College…. i want to ask to LMRA if ever that my Madam not giving me a release or cancellation if theres possible to ask helped to LMRA for the release???? Hoping for your reply and consideration…. thank you and have a good day…..

  57. My friend working Bahrain 3 year s and she cansalt versa go home contri so she need come back Bahrain within how many mant she can come back please let me know thanks

  58. Dear sir,

    i want data entry job in baharin. previous i am working at house maid job i dont like that the job. so i want data entry job at company work

  59. Dear Sir ,
    I am housemaid, Now i am already finished one year in Bahrain. So I want to leave current sponsor to find another same job in good place. My problem is current sponsor not willing to release me .So How can I transfer legally my visa to another sponsor.Please help me.

  60. one agent took 500 bhd from a family whom i know for making maid visa for a thai girl (relative) on nov-2015. Its actually her Uncle home and the family is paying every two weeks for stamp. Now the agent is saying Visa cannot make for her without mentioning a proper reason for it. He says instead of making Visa in her name the LMRA people wrongly put a man name on it and its mess up now. Now the family is not believing his words but want to know what really happened. what they need to do?

  61. Hi I would like to speak to someone about working with the LMRA regarding providing an information service for hiring domestic workers and to make the process move online. I have set up a website to enable this through my company here in Bahrain. I would like to collaborate with the LMRA to make this work for all parties.

  62. Hello sir/ maam, im a housemaid im already finish 2yrs contract last feb 25 and i want to transfer another job but my boss he didnt give me a release even my new sponsor give him an offer later.and he want i leave his house but i cant leave bcuz he didnt give my passport pls help me i dont want to stay his house

  63. Hi

    Good day. My mother came here for visit visa, is there a possible to transfer her to housemaid visa. She is 54 yrs old now.

  64. Hi,
    Im currently working as a waitress in a restaurant for 7.5months now, but my work includes some managerial works like month end inventory, coordinating with the head office if there any issue like maintenance, etc. In our restaurant, making emails and reports like commissary orders, petty cash reports, orders for restaurant stocks, etc. My salary is only 100bd they are not paying overtime also as indicated in our contract. i am planning to look for another job after 1 year because of this reasons, but my contract with my current employer is 2years. If i resigned do i need to pay them for my remaining 1 year contract in order to release my papers? Because, they’re holding our passports since we arrive in bahrain without any acknowledgement from them that they get our passports. Please help me regarding this matter. Thanks

    • dear client,
      If you mean for transfer ,kindly check the below link
      http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/194#.V2Y6Kbt96Uk

      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

  65. A girl from thailand, her mother’s sister married to british nationality and staying in bahrain with family status. They need to bring the girl here. what type of Visa she is eligible for?

  66. Good afternoon sir/madam i am asking if I hv chance to take release to my employer I am 2years n 8months working to my employer.I am finish my 2yrs last Oct 23 2015 i am not go Philippines because me n my employer he asking me if I am go i said ok I am not go but u increase my salary before 80bd then I said u gv me 100bd I am not go Philippines then u gv my indemnity n plane ticket money n gv me 1 day off then he said ok then after that gv me only 90bd salary he said after only 2months or 3months I gv ur salary 100bd but untill now 6 months 90bd my salary then now 2months 95bd he gv.but I want to searching another job I want in outside sir/madam cn I asking if not gv me release then he buy me ticket go in Philippines but I don’t want go Philippines what I am doing

  67. Hello sir Eid Mubarak I’m lucky to have found this site today I need a release by end of August 2016 please sir tell me how I go about the process I am a help desk support but working as house maid should I ask release before looking for a job or I start with a jib before informing my boss thanks

    • dear client,
      Kindly note that LMRA responsibilities only in issuing the Domestic work permit.
      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

  68. Hello, I have recently sponsored a Housemaid (not live in). I cannot find labour law regarding holidays she should be entitled to. Is there a law for this or does the employer decide?

    Regards….

    • 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

  69. Hi sir my one friend want change his visa but his old employers making some complian for his passport that’s way his new employer can’t submit his visa but now his old employer out of Bahrain so now what we will do and how to check his what complain and have chance for lmra remove this complain

  70. Hi..Im looking to hire a housemaid to look after my son,to cook for him,laundry etc.as I’m working around the GCC..but Im widower..is this a problem to hire a maid to live in ?

  71. Dear sir lam Cameroonian lady seeking housemaid job in Bahrain. I need sponsors that can provide accommodation and ticket. Old can you help give me directions on achieving this. Thanks.

  72. Good Day, I just want to ask something, about indemnity… my mom working to her employer for almost 17 years as a Housemaids..For every 2months vacation leave she only received 1 month salary. And what is the requirements needed to get that indemnity? Or are they require to give indemnity to the domestic helper?
    I hope you will answer me.

    Thank you and Best Regards

    • 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, 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

  73. My Maid has returned to her country before completing the 2 years contract. How do I obtain the refund of the deposit of BD500 paid while issuing the work permit

  74. Dear sir/Mam, Good Day! I just want to ask is there any posibility that you can use house maid visa when you enter bahrain?I’m here in the Philippines I go back because my father got stroke that’s why i back so left Bahrain when I finish my contract to my old employer. My friend found me a visa but it’s house maid visa so I can go back to Bahrain fast and found a new employer .im working before in a coffee hop restaurant.is that possible that I can use housemaid visa when I come back?

  75. Hi sir am in India now I want come Bahrain but don’t have sponsor eney chance from detract lmra eney work visa or maid visa please reply me

  76. Hi sir/madam, am energetic n hardworking lady from Africa(Kenya). Am more than willing to work for any family that is looking for a h/help. Am fluent in english speaking. My no is +254721734771: u can also whatsapp through the same no. Thank you in advance.

  77. we are expat family ans wants to take a housemaid from Philippines. What are the requirements needed in sponsoring a housemaid?

    Thank you

  78. Hi
    I need advise im a housemaid my contract finish this end pf February.I will tell to my sponsor I didnt renew my contract with them and give me a release paper.They will give me a release paper but they want payment 400bd from my new sponsors.They say its the rule in Bahrain can u help me please…Coz I know if I am finish contract no need to pay anything to my old sponsor.thank you..

  79. H sir/ madam
    I am finish contract this end of February.I dont want to go back un the Philippines I work as a housemaid here in Bahrain I ask to my sponsor to give me a release paper.now I will find a job outside and they will wait me until my contract end.but my old sponsor want 400bd to my new sponsor.what should I do pls advise me and help what will we do.they doesnt release me if my new sponsors doesn’t pay them 400bd…
    Best regards…
    Thank u

  80. dear sir/ma am a hardworking lady from africa(nigeria) I need Bahrain housemaid visa please I can I go as about it. please I beg you in the name of Allah help me to get sponsor.Thanks

  81. Good Day,
    I want to go back to work again in bahrain. Can i use visit visa to find a job again? If i did not find any sponsor. I worked 3 yrs in bahrain i just go back becuase my father got mild stroke. I just to worked again in bahrain to support our financial needs.

    Thank you.

  82. Respected Sir, There is one of my friend in Pakistan having valid visa of Saudi Arabia, Can he apply visa with out medical test of gamca labs in Pakistan

  83. Dear LMRA,

    Good day

    I would like to inquire if someone holding a “cleaner visa” is she can resigned and transfers her visa as housemaid without exiting Bahrain?

    Please advice.

    Thank you

  84. Hi good day..my name is nur..I have a question if u don’t mind…my visa is house maid but I work as a cleaner…now I don’t want this kind of job anymore..I want to change my work as a saleslady now I already finished 3months…is it possible for me to shift to another job?

    Thanks

  85. Dear sir/madam am working in Bahrain as a house driver I don’t want to work so is it possible can I change my visa I want to migrate company how is it possible?

  86. My sponsor refuses to give me release after I have finished my contract as a housemaid ,and I want to change my job to work in company

  87. Dear sir
    My one friend housemaid, house working .she cancal going India she what time again coming in Bahrain because before rule house maid cancel going 6 month waiting after coming Bahrain. Say tell me sir what is true and new rule

    Mandeep Singh

  88. Good day,
    I’m working as a domestic helper here, my contract will be finish on feb. 2018, confidently finish one and 3months with my current employer, do i have the right to ask for mobility? Or can i ask to leave and sponsor my ticket going but to the Philippines?

  89. Hi sir I’ have 1 howsemide visa I apply immigration when I get the visa for srilanka nationality 1 week or 2 week

  90. Hello, am 4 months old in Bahrain working as a housemaid and I wish to change my employer coz I want to work with company. What should I do?

  91. I want to know that what is the minimum salary in Bahrain to start. Because everywhere i go they said we will give u 150 dinar, and said we will give you 21 days salary ,after 2 years included 1 month leave, no indemnity.

  92. I am experienced, 5 years experience in India, in Bahrain I am here from 4 months on family visa. What is the solution of my problems

  93. Hi i want a Maid visa forum i went to lmra they said its closed today is there any way i can get it online.

    • dear client,
      Kindly you have to visit LMRA building to apply for domestic employees.
      For more information, 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,

  94. Gd afternoon sir/madam I need advice wt I will do bcoz my company he need I pay 300bd before I work housemaid 3yrs n gv me release my sponsor n then my company now he pay 200bd to my old sponsor then I work in cleaning company in 6months every month cut my salary 20bd then I think I hv visa then wen we catch me d police bcoz I go hospital but check my cpr I hv no visa then d police hold me I go jail 3days then my sponsor in company he take me 1yr visa for housemaid then he want I will search new sponsor but I will pay 300bd +transfer visa n then he gv me only 1week to search I dont want to go philippines I hv no money also to pay that 300bd n then he treatened me that I go philippines he black list me can u gv me advice wt will I do thanks..

    • 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,

  95. Good day sir/madame,im I just want to ask u,how to avail a house keeping visa from L.M.R.A w/o sponsor? I was here in Phil. it is possible to get a visa? I used to work there (Bahrain) before from 2003–2010… thank u.

  96. Hello there i have question i am from Ethiopia working in Bahrain us a maid now i think it’s almost 7 months i have been here but i went to cancel my contract is that possible to do that? I just can’t stay for more 1year and 3 months to finish it i really need answers

    • 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,

  97. Dear Sir,

    I would to inquire for a friend.

    My friend is a housemaid, she runaway from her employer, she work only 2 months and they file a case for her as “runaway”. her agency here in bahrain take her passport and they are asking for payment for about BD900/-.
    she went to one clearing agent. she 100 bd to lift her case. and the agent , in order to cancel the housemaid visa is asking for money..the husband of my friend wants to transfer the visa from housemaid to housewife visa but she needs to cancel the housemaid visa and NOC from her employer.

    What advice you can give to her.

    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
      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,

  98. what is the process for changing to a new employer for us who is working in the house? im working here in my employer for more than two years and they dont give a realesed what should i do?

  99. Dear Sir,

    Is it still possible to transfer visit visa (from immigration) to Housemaid visa?. The company already gave a NOC. The employer already got a work permit (housemaid visa ) from LMRA

    Thank you.

  100. I am trying to check the validity of my maid’s CPR but the system responds that there is no record for this number. What should I do?

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