LMRA Gives Amnesty to Illegal Workers to correct their presence

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority announced today that an amnesty period will commence on July 1st for six months aimed at allowing illegal workers to either legalize their presence in Bahrain through obtaining legal gainful employment or by leaving back to their countries without penalties or “Black Listing” which will allow all workers who choose to leave Bahrain during the amnesty period to return at any future date to Bahrain without obstacles.The Labour Market Regulatory Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Alabsi said :”we offer this opportunity to all those who may have found themselves on the wrong side of the law to rectify their situation without having to pay penalties or face legal procedures.”

He added, “we aim to remove as many people as possible from this vulnerable position of being illegal and subject to exploitation, and give them the opportunity of a new start without financial or legal costs.”

Mr. Alabsi also stressed that there will be no penalty fees and therefore no worker should pay anyone for this service, stating that “it is illegal to collect money from workers for the services offered by the amnesty either by employers or middlemen.”

During the Amnesty from 1/7/2015 -31/12/2015, workers of the following categories:

– Absent from work (runaway).
– Terminated (overstay).
– Absent after termination (runaway after termination).
– Non-Renewed (overstay).

Will be eligible to avail of the special procedures by either:

1. Leaving Bahrain without penalty fines and with the possibility of returning at any time regardless of legal status (No black listing).

2. Getting legal employment with a new employer without the consent of the previous employer and with removal of any offenses that currently exist.

First: To use Amnesty to leave Bahrain without penalties and without black listing, simply get extension from the Immigration Authorities NPRA Head Quarter only (Immigration). on your passport and travel.

Second: To use the Amnesty to get legal employment, please follow these steps:

1. You should find a new employer.

2. New employer should obtain an extension for Grace Period from NPRA Head Quarter only (Immigration).

The worker should Fill in and sign the Intention to Transfer Form and provide it to the NEW Employer. Employer will have to upload it with your new work permit application submitted online through the LMRA Expatriate Management system. There is no need for the employee to visit the LMRA offices at any point of this process.

For further Information contact the call centre 17506055.

451 thoughts on “LMRA Gives Amnesty to Illegal Workers to correct their presence

  1. its really great thanks for support to expatriates worker in Bahrain, my suggestion is that if you can allow company whom like apply for local transfer in this with drew of bahrainization until during amnesty, it will much effective i hope, same was done long with ministry of labor,

    hope my demaind will find your kind consideration and approval

    im waiting for your positive reply

    with regards

    khaifa mohammed mohammed ali al noaimi

    • Hello sir,good day,i want to ask some quesyions?.my expat employer were leaving this 24th,my problem is my sponsor .they want to pay me or my next sponsor my release paper.i only finish my one year contact with my expat employer,thanks sir and have a great day ahead

      • 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

        • I’m a kenyan came to work as a housekeeper but didn’t relate well with the family I told them to take me back to the agency to get another employer now in the agency but the employer has refused with my passport and my CPR therefore locked in the office please help me out I’m ready to work and cooperate in any job I will get

          • 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

    • Hellow Good afternoon sir
      Can i ask some question regarding police policy in bhaarain,
      My friend was a cashier in a restaurant….then her boss accused that he stool money from the cash drawer…In this regards our friend told that he didnt stool anything..and told also to the police to review the CCTV because it 24/7 working to check the evedince if it is true….now he refuse to review….she told that you should pay 1500bhd otherwise it will bring it to the court…and upon payment of 1500bhd the she will clear all the record regarding.this..so there is no evedince…so is this legal policy for this case..thanks for the reply

    • Hi sir, sir can I ask how if runaway and blacklist and I found new employer is there a chance to work here I already applied for new passport .what I can do please reply me.thank you

      • Dear Valued Client,
        The Labour Market Regulatory Authority will conduct an Amnesty period from 1 July – 31 December 2015. Employers and workers will be eligible to avail of the special procedures where worker can either Leave Bahrain without penalty fines or Get legal employment with a new employer where the new employer should obtain a filled and signed intention to transfer form , and upload it with the new work permit application submitted online through the LMRA Expatriate Management system.
        For More information refer to http://www.lmra.bh or contact Call center on 17506055

        • Good day Sir, just want to iquire about my status, i arrive in bahrain last Sept.17 and my employer terminate it after 4 days due to misunderstanding of job discription..he buy me tiket going back to philippines, but i just get my passport…my question is is theres a chance for me to work here legally …thanks

          • Dear Client,

            Kindly note that you have 30 days from cancellation date to apply for New Work Permit under new employer.

            Best regards,

        • Gd day sir, just want to inquire I have a sister here work as a house maid after 9 months she run away from here employer because her madam didn’t provide her ac and it’s summer after she run away she straight going to embassy and embassy call her agency and she returned her agency after that I pay 750 bd to the agency for the release paper and get all her documents passport and cancellation of visa cause she found another job but until now her employer didn’t give the passport and cancellation of visa and it’s already 2 months pls help me what should I do thanks

        • hi.
          i.m.from thailand i hve no.visa nd i wnt to go bak home.can u plz tell me how i can go.i hve.my.passport but i m.over stay 2year.2month.plz let me know wht i need to do.
          waiting ur reply
          thx

        • Hi sir. Just wanna ask, my old employer did not renew my visa and its already expired april 9, 2016. And its already called to LMRA system may 8, 2016. I found new employer who is willing to transfer my visa. I can transfer my visa w/o consent of my old employer? And what are the procedure need to do to transfer the visa. Thank you sir. Have a good day

      • Dear sir im working in hose maid i run away from hose i found new employ but he wants to take time transfer to visa but no time.i have only 3dayes wat can do please reply.can stay transfer visa or No

    • . Getting legal employment with a new employer without the consent of the previous employer and with removal of any offenses that currently exist.. Assalamu Aliakum.LMRA. is this TRUE or a BAIT to those run aways who are seeking LEGAL status.because many cases have been reported that even they bring there new sponsor/employer with them they arrested inside

      • Dear Valued Client,
        The Labour Market Regulatory Authority will conduct an Amnesty period from 1 July – 31 December 2015. Employers and workers will be eligible to avail of the special procedures where worker can either Leave Bahrain without penalty fines or Get legal employment with a new employer where the new employer should obtain a filled and signed intention to transfer form , and upload it with the new work permit application submitted online through the LMRA Expatriate Management system.
        For More information refer to http://www.lmra.bh or contact Call center on 17506055

        • Dear Sirs,
          Thank you and much appreciated for LMRA’s world class and highly professional initiatives.Kindly help us to reach the people locally available here at Kingdom of Bahrain for hiring and Transfer them to our Company legally as we have 30- 40 new openings of Production Operators for our expansion plans for the Year-2016.
          Look forward to receiving your urgent guidance accordingly.
          Best regards,
          Sincerely,
          AG Khan

    • Dear sir I have a cort case which I filed against my previous employer but I won the case still they didn’t cancell my visa so I can still change my visa pls advise on this

      • Dear Client,

        Kindly provide your CPR# to check your status in LMRA system.
        Or contact LMRA call center on 17506055 to check your issue.

        Best regards,

    • im coming new bahrain 2 month my co shop not open ihave now no job im telling unother co changing not relise leter my co any helping lmra changing option unother company pls rply.

      • Dear Client,

        As per LMRA rules you are eligible to mobility without employer approval only if you completed one year resident permit.
        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

      • Good evening Sir, I just want to inquire about my status , my visa expired last August 14,2015 , & my old employer didn’t renew so I tender my resignation but I find new employer for new visa but when he process @ Lmra they told to cancel my work permit & I went today to immigration (NPRA) told me that no need to cancel instead let the new employer process @ Lmra. Can I have the best advised what to do to process my new visa. Thank u very much sir. More power to u…

        • Dear Client,

          If your resident permit is terminated in LMRA system, then New employer can apply for NEW WORK PERMIT. If not, you may refer to client service first floor to cancel it first then he can apply.

          Best regards,

  2. This amnesty is very gracious – generous than previous two. All overstayers should take advantage of it.

  3. thank you very much for giving chance to all expat who is illegal now because of some reason of each person. this will be a great help for those who wanted to be legalizes for long time no burdens for them. many of them find work but hard to get visa because of overstayed or sponsor file run away to them or previous sponsor doesn’t want them to give release. in these reason why too much illegal expats. for these privilege that the government has given to all expats, i hope and pray that many expats will have peace and can work properly without fear that thy will catch anytime. these amnesty is a big help for everyone.THANK YOU

  4. To use the Amnesty to get legal employment

    A runaway worker he find a new employer.Also the new employer ready to get an extension for Grace Period from NPRA. But the passport is with old employer, how can he get his passport and legalize his presence in Bahrain.

      • i want to go back to philippines do i need to pay them? my employer because they want me to pay 1000 bd. bfore i live here in bahrain

        • 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

  5. I here by lost my passport while am changing my company.I kindly request to help me to how to move to new company.My new company they need a original passport which will took some time. Please help me to be transferred to new company as I wait the passport. Thank you !

  6. Dear LMRA Officials,

    Its really very good decision during the holy month of ramdan lots of expatriates are suffering run away cases. they dont know they are reported as Runaway even they working with the same sponsor. so i think its useful for transfer the RP very easily.
    So please make a good advertisement in the leading news paper for the steps to do legalise the expatriate RP

  7. In case a run away has decided to go back in their homeland .Does the embassy will do all proper documentary requiered for repatration.

  8. Dear Sir/Madam,

    If someone arrived on visit visa and staying illegal still in Bahrain, is it possible that he can leave Bahrain under Amnesty without paying any fine to Immigration?

    Looking Forward,

    Regards,

  9. Dear Concern ,

    Ramadan Kareem.

    I HERE BY ATTACH THE LETTER OF DISMISSAL BY NASS CORPORATION/NASS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES .

    I would like to state that i have been Forcefully Terminated and Sent back to Indian by Nass Group /Nass Industrial Services as i was not agree for Resignation . I have done my all Duties Very Correctly But due to Some Personal Issue of Mr.G.K.Roy General manager & Mr.Sami Nass Sent me back to India by Threatening ,Forcefully only after working of 4 Months .

    I have already Got another Job in Chicago Steels Cont. Bahrain and have Work Permit No also . my LMRA File No: 2711424 & CPR no: 721502040 ,Passport no:Z2125073 .
    I would request you to do the Needful as i was having Good Offer Before Joining NIS/NMC But i have Joined Nass Group & now i am not Getting Job due to this Termination. Kindly do the Needful for my Compensation of Loss i have Paid & Still i am Paying for.

    Secondly i have Got Another Job in Bahrain But NIS has launched Case against me and my VISA was Rejected. Please do the needful to remove the Ban on me to Enter in Bahrain as i have Done any Crime.

    I here by attached all the Supporting Documents for your Kind Perusal Please.

    I have Been Put on Case as RUN AWAY without Information But i have all the Clearances by Nass Industrial Services before i left Company and my Employer only Booked my Air Ticket Back to India.

    Please let me know by this Change in Law of LMRA how can i be benefited.

  10. My cousin is a housemaid and she ran away 2 years ago.now she wants to go home during amnesty.what she gonna do first. And i want to know too if the plane ticket covered by the amnesty program? Thanks in advance…

    • Dear client,
      Kindly note only the expat employee is under the amnesty.
      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      regards

  11. Sir
    i want to leave country
    i come here on visit visa before 10 months. I will not renew visa
    can i get exit stamp
    what i do

  12. God bless Bahrain government, but Nigerians don’t have an embassy in Bahrain. I have found several jobs but my agency has refused to release my passport since January. Please what do I do?

    • Dear client,
      You can visit NPRA Head Quarter (Immigration)to solve your issue.
      For more information, contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      regards

  13. Hi sir im work in hause driver i want go home india i tell my madam befor 3 moth madam tell ok now tell im not send i want go emargency now tomachi making problam to me not give my cpr and license also u have blood prasur i want go helth center i canot what i do sir

  14. I hope it’s a right place for the leave the worker grievances. lmra please take a action agnist sonar security Services w.l.l which is not pay security salary for 2 month they’re not sent to vacation,but how to they bring new employees then arrogant if you don’t want to work bring to air ticket then go back home.how they can say simply they don’t have any responsible?lmra don’t have any responsible ?

    • 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

  15. I got a job at MOI. My current employer is not giving me NOC. He just cancelled my visa and handed over the passport to me. I need NOC as it is required by MOI to proceed with my job application. Also MOI doesn’t give Offer Letter. What should I do in this case?

  16. HI, im not happy with my work, salary not enough, no overtime, contract not followed. I would like to ask if i resign and be run away, am i be covered by amnesty if i seek LMRA help within 6 months amnesty period? im only 6 months here in BH. Please help advice me.

    • Dear client,
      Kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055, to provide them with more information regarding your issue.
      regards

  17. I am currently on a mobility period of 1 month after cancellation of Visa from the previous employer. I have my passport with me and in a search of another job so as to enter into new visa. Unfortunately I am unable to find a new job so as to attain a new sponsorship and my mobility ends on 22nd of July 2015. I would like to know the following.

    1) Am I able to get the Amnesty benefit so as to find a new job after the mobility period?

    2) If so what are the procedures I have to follow in order to attain extension?

    3) Will there be any expenses?

  18. Dear LMRA
    IF A RUN AWAY HAVE A PASSPORT AND CHOOSE TO GO BACK HOME.. WHAT PROCESS SHOULD TO DO? AND JUST WANT TO ASK IF IT STILL BE DETAINED IN JAIL EVEN ITS AMNESTY PERIOD? THANK YOU

  19. Dear Sir;
    I have a friend he has 20 yrs. Old Son here. Eversince his son has no visa because of his transffering or changing his job. Everytime he will change His company always they promising they will give him a visa for his son but they did not.One thing also his wife is already in the Philippines.
    He wants to know what he will do, in his situation for his Son? Is there any possibility if somebody wants to sponsor his Son and not to leave Bahrain? Is it included for the Amnesty and what is the best thing he can do?
    Thank you

          • Assalam o alaikum … but you try it for my chance try is a key of success … please i apply the LMRA .BH COMPANY PLEASE GIVE ME IDEA I AM VERY MIDDLE CLASS PERSON I HAVE NO MONEY NO JOB BECAUSE PAKISTAN IS A VERRY CURRAPT COUNTRY… I AM LEAVING THE PAKISTAN PLEASE GIVE ME FOR ONE CHANCE PLEASE I REQUEST YOU I AM VERY SIMPLE AND HONEST PERSON MAN .. I AM NO THIEF NO FOOLISH .. VERY SIMPLE MAN AND HONEST ..

  20. Good Day,
    If someone has a runaway case and the sponsor falsely accused the employee stole something’s from sponsor house with no prove of it and report the issue to police, will there be a different case a part from runaway? will the Amnesty allow the person to travel back to home without considering the accusation? Please kindly advise. Thank you LMRA and we really appreciate Amnesty Program.

  21. Dear LMRA,

    I have a friend that come in bahrain from phillipines as tourist,,,He want to stay here in bahrain because he find a job here.,,Do you think he can avail the said amnesty??

  22. Dear sir,
    I would like to ask about my case i am already finish my contract here since june 18 2015,my employer they will said after ramadan they will send me back to phils but i want to stay here in bahrain i want to find a job outside coz i am working as household worker..i try my boss to request 2x release visa but they will not giving me they ignore an i am overstay here otherwise!..pls help me what should i do…tnx more power!

    • Dear Client,

      You may refer to your embassy to solve this issue since such cases still not under LMRA responsibility.

      Bets regards,

  23. Dear LMRA Team,

    My friend is on business visa. she failed to secure a job and overstayed for more than 3 months now. She decided to go back home now.

    Is she covered in the amnesty?

    Kind regards.

  24. Dear LMRA team….

    My friend is a housemaid she was runaway from house and now she want to stay legal in bahrain and problem is she dont have passport now. How can she apply for the passport to make new visa or leave bahrain ?

    • Dear client,
      Kindly you may refer to your embassy to solve this issue.
      For more information, you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

    • Dear Client,

      You may refer to your embassy to solve this issue.
      For More information kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Bets regards,

  25. Please I was working as a housemaid and I decided to stop the work because of the hardship and mole treatment in it and now my sponsor is asking me to pay him 500BD before he hand over my passport to me and I have found a new work they are demanding for my passport but now I don’t have the money to pay and collect my passport please what should I do?

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly advise her to refer to LMRA client service Manpower office to solve this issue.

      Best regards,

  26. Dear LMRA,

    Thank you so much for your kind initiative in helping out the expatriates here in Bahrain.

    On another note, I seek your kind advice regarding my friend’s situation. I have a friend who submitted a resignation letter to his old employer but rejected it and instead he was dismissed/terminated by his employer. Aside from this, his original passport is with his employer and already had cancelled his working visa. Now they told him that they will not release his passport until he pays them the visa penalty. IS THIS LEGALLY RIGHT? As far as I know, the employer is responsible for any working visa and visa penalty and it should not be shouldered by the employee whether he is dismissed or has resigned. Right now, my friend found a new employer and would need his original passport to complete his transfer. How can he give his passport to the new employer if the old employer is withholding it and charging him for visa penalty? Does he have to pay his old employer? Or he must file an official complaint?

    Your kind advice and help is highly appreciated. Thank you and best regards.

    • Dear Client,

      It’s against the rules to hold employees passport. He can file a case in police station, Embassy and Ministry of Labor.

      Best regards,

  27. My cousin is a housemaid and yesterday she ran away bec her boss not good. Then her boss file a case of ran away and she said my cousin steal her money which is not true. Is my cousin still can avail of the amnesty even her boss sur a case against her as ran away and thief? Pls help. Thanks.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly advise her to refer to LMRA client service to remove the offence first.

      Best regards,

  28. My previous sponsor cancel me last July 2 now I find a new sponsor to give me visa…they need no objection letter to my previous sponsor but my previous sponsor he don’t want to give…what is the best things I need to do that’s why I’m working legally.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that if your current RP is cancelled then no need for No Objection Letter from previous employer in the New application submitted to LMRA

      Best regards,

  29. Dear Sir,

    My Mother is on visit visa in Bahrain. I have applied for permanent resident permit at NRPA and denied. I am the only one who can take care of her bcuz i dont have brother and father died.

    I wanna keep her with me at any cost. Is it possible i let her stay here till december and then she leave the counry. Because 30th december there is amnesty period.

    Awaiting your positive response,
    Thanks in Advance,
    Mohammed Farooq

    • Dear Client,

      Questions regarding visit visas, Business visas, visas for children who are over 18 years of age , visas for parents , Investors and property owners , Expats residing in Saudi Arabia, or any other type of visa – (those visa types are out of LMRA’s jurisdiction). You have to contact the General Directorate for Nationality Passports and Residence (NPRA) directly at: http://www.gdnpr.gov.bh or http://www.evisa.gov.bh
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

  30. . Getting legal employment with a new employer without the consent of the previous employer and with removal of any offenses that currently exist. IS this TRUE or A BAIT

  31. . Getting legal employment with a new employer without the consent of the previous employer and with removal of any offenses that currently exist. is this true or a.bait

  32. Thanks LMRA,
    We love Bahrain , me and my husband want to stay here with our kid. My husband is working here for almost 2 years.. then last December we came to visit him with visit visa entry for 4 months then went back home to our home country. Now , we came back for visit visa entry and planned to stay here longer instead. I accepted a job offer , signed a contract and would be starting to work if working visa granted . The HR is new in the company and doesn’t know what to do exactly . Please help us get through the legal process . We love Bahrain and we don’t want to live far from a thousand miles away. He can’t make a family visa for some reasons.

    Please guide us on this matter .

    We Love Bahrain

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly ask the HR to refer to LMRA website http://www.lmra.bh or contact Call center on 17506055 to know the procedures of applying for New Work Permit.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      Best regards,

  33. I am leave in bahrain 9 yaer but not ligal.now i want to ligal but some problem before know have my cpr my detail know have lmra p… advice me

    • Dear Valued Client,
      The Labour Market Regulatory Authority will conduct an Amnesty period from 1 July – 31 December 2015. Employers and workers will be eligible to avail of the special procedures where worker can either Leave Bahrain without penalty fines or Get legal employment with a new employer where the new employer should obtain a filled and signed intention to transfer form , and upload it with the new work permit application submitted online through the LMRA Expatriate Management system.
      For More information refer to http://www.lmra.bh or contact Call center on 17506055

  34. If in this period we will leave bahrain gi back to our country and we have a runaway case.do we still have to be in prison for 10 days.before we leave bahrain

    • Dear Client,

      As per immigration response and Amnesty period procedures, you should refer to immigration main office with flight ticket and passport to stamp cancellation and can leave the country.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      Best regards,

  35. Hi, how about the people who get there passport and already give to new sponsor but they said that they cannot transfer the housmaid visa to skilled visa, how this possible? i need some help atleast i can share to my friends..tnx

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that as per LMRA rule and regulations, RP must be cancelled first if (Domestic visa) then new employer can apply for employment visa.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      Best regards,

  36. Hello, we got a passport and we already given to our new sponsor the issue is they said that they cannot change the housmaid visa to skilled visa..1 of my friend went to immigration and she bring all the documents with her she dont have case that appeals in court she’s only run away but immigration said that she will be going in jail for 10days, kindly help us what and how will be our step…tnx

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note RP must be cancelled first if (Domestic visa) then new employer can apply for employment visa.
      As per immigration response and Amnesty period procedures, you should refer to immigration main office with flight ticket and passport to stamp cancellation and can leave the country.
      For more information,kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  37. hi

    i have new employer now And have new passport .my employer said he foloow this

    Second: To use the Amnesty to get legal employment, please follow these steps:

    You should find a new employer.
    New employer should apply for new work permit Electronically (No need to obtain a grace period from NPRA (Immigration)).
    The worker should fill in and sign the Amnesty Form and provide it to the new employer.
    Employer will have to upload it with your new work permit application submitted Online through the LMRA Expatriate Management System.

    why need why he need my old passport ???
    i have new passport and the old passport i cannot get to the old employyee

    • This is exactly what is happening to my friend (housemaid).
      She got new employer who’s willing to provide visa for her.
      But her old passport was with her sponsor and she don’t know where to contact that sponsor.

      The embassy (her country) issued a new visa but when the sponsor started the process as indicated in the website, the immigration office said that the old passport copy is required.

      Now they are stuck because there’s no way that they contact the sponsor and the housemaid don’t have any copy with her.

  38. I am working with the same shop from last 3 years..my frst employer is died and now his son in my employer but the Cr of shop is same..1can I work with the same employer ..2I want to change my job with good company here not enough salary and he took frst 750 bd for shop visa and now renew my visa and he get 370 bd from me…if I found new sponser can I transfer my job…I am afraid because he has good relations with policemens.may b I go lmra and he putt me in jail…thnxx plzz help.

  39. I want to change my job but my employer dont give me relese letter even he charge visa fees from me..and not good salary and facilites and 14 hours job time..I want change my job without conset my current employer can its possible now..

  40. Dear Sir,
    I have come to Bahrain in the year 2006 on a visit visa.I was told that my visa will be changed to a work visa as soon as i reach Bahrain.Since then i could not go back to my country due to some unavoidable circumstances.Now my mother is seriously ill and i want to go back.I lost my only sister who was suffering from cancer. please help me to go back to my country with out any fine as i will not be able to pay.I have faced all kinds of difficulties here in the last 8 years and 8 months. Please help me.
    Thanks.

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      You can enter Bahrain once you apply NWP (New Work Permit) and the WP (Work Permit) is issued, let the employer apply for you.

      Regards,

  41. Hello sir Good evening. I think ur customer service representative dont know about the rules and policy of Amnesty. Bec as i have read all ur kind answers to all the questions here many times u have said that the Amnesty is for all workers or expat workers in Bahrain including Domestic workers. But many times my friend called/contact in LMRA Call Center, the lady representative who always answer the call she said the Amnesty is only for the expat employees not for domestic workers. What is really true pls. Bec that lady in the Call Center she dont know wat ahe saying. She cant even answer properly our question. Pls help and clarify this issue pls. Thanks. God bless.

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      The amnesty project is for all expats in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Once the domestic expat is a runaway she must clear her history first and then apply again.

      Regards,

      • I have experienced the same challenge in regards to finding out clear instructions and details around domestic workers and the new amnesty rules.

        We are trying to help a domestic worker (lady) by employing her so she can support her family. The lady in question has left her previous employer several years ago due to unfair treatment and low payment.

        Attempts to resolve the situation with her previous sponsor got us nowhere as he only seems to be interested in profiting from her situation. He refused to return her passport and refused to help her out finding a solution.

        Upon checking her status at your organization (LMRA) we were informed that there is a runaway case logged against her, but no police case as per immigration department. Her current sponsor is asking BHD1200 to remove the case but he insists of her leaving the country.

        Reading several of your replies it is mentioned that the amnesty period applies for ALL Expats, however having spoken to several LMRA representatives I am not able to rectify her situation. In the above reply, you clearly reconfirm that The amnesty project is for all expats in the Kingdom of Bahrain. However, since the domestic expat is a runaway she must clear her history first and then apply again.

        Please inform us how to clear her history as at the LMRA they are not aware of the procedure how to do this.

        Your kind reply is highly appreciated.

  42. Dear LMRA,
    I came here in Bahrain thru family visa with my husband’s sponsor lately I’ve decided to look for a job, my husband and his sponsor gave me no objection letter if there is a willing employer to give me job is it possible to transfer the visa into working? Please advise me of what to do and how to process it.

    Anticipating your reply. Thank you
    Have a nice day..

  43. Hi, I just want to ask if am I going to get any money in resigning from my work where I have signed 2 years contract and just finished 1year. Do I need to pay my company any amount because they hired and took me from my country? what they’re telling me is that I should return them back the air fare and other expenses that they spent for me. I already finished 1 year. Please do give me advice and tell me what to do regarding this matter. 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
      Best regards,

  44. Good Day…!
    Sir I have a friend of mine who is working as housemaid for last 5 years and the old sponsor has filed a case against her as runaway case. Now the new sponsor of hers is willing to provide visa for her but the passport and CPR are with the old sponsor. Is she eligible for this programme where I heard that this programme is strictly for men, above that the old sponsor is asking to pay the amount for withdrawing the case from the police station. Please do the needful. Thank You

    • Dear Client,

      She must refer to LMRA building first floor to remove the offence first then new employer can apply.
      For more information, kindly contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

        • Dear client,
          can you provide us with more details about your issue please?
          you can Also contact our LMRA call center on 17506055.

          regards

          • Have a nice daY LMRA! I already finish my 2 years contract,and i have a new employer so my new employer ask me to apply amnesty to transfer my visa and filled up already the the transfer form but the problem is where can i give my transfer form??i am overstay here in bahrain.help me pls…thank you

      • How to remove the offence???

        Having similar case, and having been at the LMRA building at the first floor I was not able to get the right directions or clear answers how to remove the offence first.

        I was informed to get the old sponsor to visit the LMRA to remove this. Unfortunately the previous sponsor is not willing to help.

        Please advise…

        • Dear Client,

          Kindly refer to client service first floor with grievance letter to remove the offence from the domestic worker record, notice that amnesty period is not for domestic workers.

          Best regards,

  45. Hi im domestic worker, i have an agreement with my former employer allowing me to resign and go out of his house and wait for 2 months because he promise to give me work i waited but after 1 and half month waiting he had given me order to find new employer and transfer or he will send me home philippines..now i find new work as secretary in company and my employer will.apply for my new visa but my employer refuse to cancel my visa and they want to send me back Philippines and from there my new employer will take me..i didnt give any resignation letter because i believe to my boss and we agreed until now theyre not cancelling my visa and want to send me back philippines..please need your advise..my new employer also try to talked to them but their insisting for me to go home philippines.

    • 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

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that LMRA will conduct an Amnesty period from 1 July – 31 December 2015 ONLY then needed procedures will be applied.
      For more information, kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Best regards,

  46. Hi i heard a lot of complaint that even we have our new passport the lmra still needs our old passport,i want to be legal in bahrain as i love bahrain i already use with the tradition and i feel like home even though its not my home country,my employer is not treating us a human being they treat us like machines,so many hoise maid running away from them,i memorize whats written in the amnesty but it seems like it is not true,i apply for my passport i pay 62 bd and they told me that eventhough we have new passport we still need our old passport from our employer,pls help me let me know what to do

    • Dear Client,

      Once you get your new passport you must update the details in immigration system to avoid any problems, kindly refer to immigration to check if they need the old passport or not as its not under LMRA jurisdiction.

      Best regards,

  47. When i apply for amnesty in my embasssy one guy told me theres no use to have new passport as he knows some one apply with thier new passport and they ask them their oldbpassport he told me one option he will talk to my agency and pay money for my old boss,its written in the post its illegal to pay money for the amnesty pls help me to kjow whats really the truth

    • Dear Client,

      Once you get your new passport you must update the details in immigration system to avoid any problems, kindly refer to immigration to check if they need the old passport or not as its not under LMRA jurisdiction.

      Best regards,

  48. Dear sir and ma’am i have one question
    My question is my brother name’sh have the black list so again he can coming to Bahrain fromL LMRA visa please answer me sir and ma’am

  49. Dear,

    My friend had a work visa, but it was cancelled by his employer while he was in his vacation period, so he is come back with visit visa which is already going to expire.
    My question is, does he can get an amnesty benefit his information is still appears in LMRA website?
    I mean he hold visit visa, but he had work visa from LMRA.

    • Dear client,

      Kindly note that as per Immigration law applications will not be accepted for visit visa more than 6 months. if less, then new employer can apply for New Work Permit through LMRA system.

      Best regards,

  50. Sir
    One labour person came here on visit visa 10 year before and his sponsor did not renew his visit to Rp. Now he want to go back and he went to pakistani embassy for outpass and they prepared out pass for him and out pass two time expired because imigiration authorities told him that there no chance for visit visa person to go back through out pass and first pay the fine of ten year and then go back. Is there any chance for him to go back without fine or renew his visa because his passport has already expired and embassy told him pay the fine and then they will prepared his passport. What will he do because he is very poor and has no money to pay the fine.

    Thanks

    • Dear Client,

      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      Questions regarding visit visas, Business visas, visas for children who are over 18 years of age , visas for parents , Investors and property owners , Expats residing in Saudi Arabia, or any other type of visa – (those visa types are out of LMRA’s jurisdiction). You have to contact the General Directorate for Nationality Passports and Residence (NPRA) directly at: http://www.gdnpr.gov.bh or http://www.evisa.gov.bh

  51. Dear Sir,
    My husband had an offence of lmra fine for working in another shop and our visa has expired for one and half year.Now he is caught by police and he was produced in the court.court told the sponsor he can be released only after producing valid visa paper.We are trying our best to apply for a new visa but since there is an offence of lmra, visa is rejecting.Please help us to get the correct information how to remove the fine or where do we have to pay the due.Are we eligible to get the favour of the amnesty period since the court has given us the time to get visa within 13th of september.Is there any ban of three years for entering Bahrain if we failed to do so.Please waiting for your great guidance as soon as possible.

  52. Dear Sir,

    I have worked in Bahrain in the Year July 2007 as an Accountant, the company did not provide me the facility what they promised, due to some dispute with the management, the company cancelled my Visa, settled my Salary, handed over my Original Passport, the company bought my Flight Ticket from my Salary & sent back to India in the year Jan 2008, until today to 2015 the company has blocked my name in the System. Refusing to issue NOC. I would like to apply for my Visit Visa. Please advice.

    • 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

    • im coming new bahrain now 2 month my company not open shop now im telling release im changing unother co my company not release leter any helping lmra mobility system pls replay sir

      • Dear Client,

        As per LMRA rules you are eligible to mobility without employer approval only if you completed one year resident permit.
        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

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly provide your spouse CPR# to check the offence.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  53. Dear sir,

    I have worked in Bahrain in the year July 2007 as an Accountant, the company did not provide me the facility what the company has promised during my Interview, due to some dispute with the management regarding the facility, the company cancelled my Residency/Employment Visa Stamped for 2 Years, settled my Salary, handed over to me my Original Passport, the company bought my Flight Ticket from my Salary, sent me back to India in the Year Jan 2008.until to this date 2015 the company has blocked my name in the System & refusing to issue NOC to the new company twice. I would like to apply for my Visit Visa. Please advice.

  54. Good day. My mother is a runaway domestic helper and she wants to go home here in the philippines because its been 6 years since she went to bahrain and work. What will be the first thing to do? Will she be benefited from the amnesty? Or contact her previous employer. Thank you.

  55. Dear Sir,
    Assalamu Alaikum. I want to know that if someone has been blacklisted by sponsor forgely before five years (2010), He can come or not during in amnesty period. Or After amnesty period he can come. Please explain this matter.
    Thanks
    Best regards

    • Dear Client,

      New employer can refer to immigration to check if black list record can be removed or not.

      Best regards,

  56. Sir
    My name is arvind pathak I am working in plastic manufacturing company I come in bahrain before two week and start my job after signed of agreement paper but sir I am not felling better here and I want to return.again india what i.do please. My passport alredy he collect and till now am.not taking with.hr for return india please help

    • 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

  57. my employer wants to apply work visa for me however there is an offense under my name due to misunderstanding . Attempts were made to clear the offense and lmra agreed to do so however , clearing of offense is still not appearing in system due to which time is running out to apply visa (don’t want to overstay ) kindly help . How long does it take to remove offense from system once lmra has agreed to remove it.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that runaway offence does not stop New work permit application in Amnesty Period.

      Best regards,

  58. Lmra,
    Salam
    I just like to ask because i leave Bahrain as runaway on august when the amnesty is still going. I runaway because of my employer is not following me work permit. i talk to him with the concern and let me still work out of my willingness. since im a firstimer OFW i got scared. and decided to leave country. now my question is that Im is still be a Blacklisted in gcc? I like to visit my sister in abudhabi. thank you

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note Amnesty period is to facilitate Expats correct their situation while offences will not be removed if they left the country.

      Best regards,

  59. Hi good morning to of whom it may concern i just want to ask about my wife visa bcuz she can not renew bcuz lmra said that there is a case from court and then when we check it in court they said still no case the visa is expired already how can we process the visa kindly assist us regarding this matter actually the is someone use my wife cpr # and that person is no visa when the time there is checking she use my wife cpr # so they think that is my wife fault she never been working without visa since she start working here in bahrain pls give us a reply thank you very much

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly provide your wife CPR# to check in our system.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  60. Pleasant day lmra,
    Please give me advice whats the best thing for me to do. I alrady found new sponsor, I’m run away and I have a police report. What should I do now so my new sponsor could apply my skilled visa. Thank you

      • sir/maam
        i mean am run away housemaid..it will be the procedure as you have stated on your reply?thank you so much for your kindness..god bless

  61. gd day sir, i just want to inquire i have a sister here work as a housemaid after 9 months she run away from here employer because her madam didnt provide her ac and its summer time after she going out of her employer house she going straight to embassy and embassy call her agency a nd she returned to her agency after that i pay to her agency 750 bd to get her passport,release paper and the cancellation of her visa and its already 2 months for waiting until now her madam didnt give all her documents and i pay already in her agency and my sister stay in her agency pls help me what should i do. Thanks and regards

  62. Dear Sir, i just want to inquire about my sister she is working as a household worker after 9 months she runaway because her madam didnt provide her ac and its summertime she going straight to the embassy then the embassy call her agency then she returned to the agency i pay 750 bd to the agency for her passport and cancellation of her visa because she find a new job but its already 2 months for waiting until now her employer didnt give the passport and cancellation for her visa pls i need your help thank you

  63. Sir i was working with rashid al ameen company but with in a probation period they terminated me and now they want me to go back to my country otherwise they will file runaway case against me please suggest me what i have to do now. I am searching for a job but not getting it.
    How amenisty help me out.

    • Dear client,

      Kindly note after cancellation you have one month grace period, and you can apply for New Work Permit.

      Best regards,

  64. sir i came here new only 3 months before.i have job offer letter another company.but my this company not giving me reliese letter
    so can i change company.reply me thanks

    • Dear Client,

      As per LMRA laws you can apply for transfer application if current employer does not approve only when you complete ONE year from resident permit.

      Best regards,

  65. Sir/Madam,

    Salam Alaikom.

    Thank you very much for this kind initiative of helping expat in Bahrain.

    I would like to ask some questions on behalf of my brother. Can he avail the amnesty if he has a court case (run away)? Some of the people we have asked, they said that he has to go to the court first and clear his case. He’s been here in Bahrain for almost 15 years but last year his renewal for his visa was being rejected because of the court case. Because of financial problem he can not hire a lawyer for his case. His sponsor is not really willing to help and support him. When we check in the immigration, there is no case for him anymore. Is that because of the amnesty? He wants to resign from his current sponsor. A new sponsor is willing to hire him. Please advise us what to do.

    Thank you very much.

    Best regards.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that final approval is from immigration and if he does not have any case in their system, then he can apply for the application.

      For more information refer to call center on 17506055.

      Best regards,

  66. Sir i want to renew my visa ….but my ownar tell me have some problems my visa with lmra …..Please sir can you give a good solution for my visa ..still i working with my ownar one year ..now my visa is finished ..my ownar agree to renew my visa ..but she can’t …she don’t know also why …i go lmar more then three(3)times ..but can’t find a good solution ..Please sir give a better idea how i renew my visa

  67. Sir,i want to tell you something more ..maybe before one week two gues come in my shop and chack my cpr ….he tell me why your visa is expire 18 days ..i tell him my ownar is other countrie ..she don’t have bahrain last 4 week .. when my ownar come in sa allh i will renew my visa …now my ownar in bahraini ..but she goes 3 times lmra ..she can’t renew my visa …now i wnat to renew my visa as soon as possible ..Please sir give a good solution how i complete my visa

  68. Asalamo alaikom sir I have family in bahrain. Me and my wife visa is valid but my tow child was born in Bahrain and thay have no visa from when he was born. One child is two years old and second is one year old. I want to send my family in Pakistan and I want to cancelation for my child and I can not pay the fees of cancelation because I have financial problem so please you can help me?

    • Dear Client,

      You must update their records in immigration then they can leave the country

      Best regards,

  69. im visit visa here in bahrain and my visa is already 1mnth expired i found employer can i get work permit what should i do? please help thank you

  70. My wife start a job in one of company & same day LMRA officers came & they asked my wife that ur are illegal to work wthout work visa. As the employer & HR agreed that they are processing the work visa. After that day my wife stopped going there. Now LMRA put offence on Husband company & not allowing to renew husband work visa as well as dependent visa. I don’t understand why it called as offence & blocking the visa of all. The employer already went to LMRA & settle the offence as he told several times (Not to get involve any issue as an employer & employee). It was clear understanding Now, LMRA put as an offence on what basis & as an expat we don’t have any rights to correct the things.
    LMRA didn’t contacted regarding this to anybody & now its offence case ?

    Offences are heavily fine & how we can pay as we don’t have much salary to pay? Does LMRA have any system that they can inform directly to employer before putting such things after a year ? How & on what grounds we can pay the fine as only employer is aware of visa things.

    We need proper solution to this issue.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly note that its against the rule and regulations to work without valid work permit even if it was under processing. New and current employers must refer to LMRA to clear this issue.

      Best regards,

  71. Good day LMRA

    I have a runaway case and my old company reported me in the police. This december im leaving bahrain with the help of amnesty. Question is i will be blacklisted here in bahrain ? Or posibility that cannot come back here ?

    Have a nice day ahead!

    • Dear Client,

      Please note that amnesty period to help Expat to clear their situation in Bahrain only. If they did not offence will not be removed.

      Best regards,

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  73. good day lmra, I just want to inqiure about my sister situation she is a housemaid and she run away after 9 months she going to embassy and after that the embassy call her agency and return to agency after 1 month i pay 750 bd the agency for the release paper and the passport but until now its already 2 mnths her employer didnt give the passport and the release paper pls i need your help what should i do thank you

  74. Sir. I have one question my visa local trensper my employer thay give visa 1years .again renew 6 month visa .visa expair 03/01/2016 have balance 3 month the cancel the online my visa work absent now I want to change visa new employer now what I can do.pls reply to me

  75. Dear Sir,

    I am working in a company and I have my family here. My wife got an offer from a company as an accountant. What procedure i have to do to get job visa for my wife.
    Now she is in dependent visa and in Bahrain. Can she get job visa? Could you please help me sir?

    • Dear Client,

      Current resident permit must be cancelled then new employer can apply for New Work Permit for her.

      Best regards,

  76. Assalamo alaikum and good morning.
    Sir pls i really need ur advice. I am housemaid and my boss will cancel my visa this month. But i dont want to go home yet. I still want to work in Bahrain. I find new job as skilled worker. Do my new employer can apply for me skilled visa after my housemaid visa cancelled and without letter from previous sponsor? What is the procedure pls. Kindly help me pls. Thanks and God bless.

  77. There is a growing menace of private taxi service offered next to last chance Manama and most of these Taxi drivers are either on free visa or employees who do a second job after their work hours. This has been an issue for some time now. This was initially fine as there was no issue but now it is not safe to go as a family to last change as they keep passing comments when they see women and it creates a very bad image and would appreciate if an initiative was taken to clean up such activities so as to have this area safe for families and lone women going to the church or around that area.

  78. Sir where can I get the police report from what police station am i suppose to visit I am under offence and I have a new employer they told me to clean my offence and come back to work pls help me
    Thank you

      • sir the offence is from LMRA not the immigration i fail to understand when i check my cpr number i dont see any offence and when i go to lmra they tell me i have an offence under my cpr and tell me to go to court i have checked with the court and i dont have any case against me at all i really dont know what to do just remove the offence so i can work

  79. Have a good day LMRA. Im working as housemaid and My boss cancelled my visa last week. Can i change job without the consent of my boss? I find new sponsor. Can he apply for me a skilled visa without letter from previous sponsor? Or do i need to fill up the Amnesty form so that my new sponsor can apply for me skilled visa? Pls kindly advice me now what to do. Thanks and God bless.

  80. dear lmra,
    Good day sir madam,i am saleslady last 2013 the lmra staff came to our shop and find me there that my viza expired for almost a week,i gave that paper to my arbaab during that time.and after 4days i checked my viza was ok already,and i have 2 years viza after that.now 2015 when my arbaab need to renew the viza he cannot renew bcos they said,that i have offense last 2013.and now the case was in the court,my arbaab go there many times already,and i go also one time to face the judge,and they said to my arbaab to go back after tomorrow to take the papers to bring in the lmra..but my abaab i feel that he dont want now to clear my status,i tried to apply to other company but they said they cannot transfer my viza bcoz of that case,,im afraid to my arbaab bcoz maybe he will deport me,,sir/madam,what shoul i do so my arbaab cannot deport after that case,,im still working with them even i dont have viza..and my lmra fees already he not pay,im afraid not to open the shop bcz maybe they will give me more problem..sir please help me to know what should i do,,so that he cannot deport me..thank you and more power to you all..

  81. Dear LMRA Team,

    I have Business Visa and status is Non-Renewed (Overstay). i found an employer,

    Do people with Business Visa Covered by Amnesty?

    Hoping for your response.
    Kind Regards,.

  82. Dear LMRA
    Good evening sir/madam,i just want to ask what will happen if my sponsor didnt do anything to fix my or to clear my status in LMRA?my case already was in court,but my sponsor didnt go to to clear it.they go before with me,then he not go again..if he will not do my paper,sir what will happen to me?is there any possible for me to do to clear it by my own..why i need to do?thank you and more power..please give any resulotion,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

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  84. dear sir
    i want to add expatriate . he is no visa. his visa is expire. how can i add it in my CR. my CR visa is full. Where i can go in system and add it. Kindly help me pls.

    Thanks and God bless.

  85. Hello,
    I am a nanny in a Bahraini family, so I am domestic staff. They gave me my CPR two weeks ago but it is not signed and I never went to have my thumb print taken.
    I went the other day to get a phone and they told me that I couldn’ t get it that I must have my CPR signed. I got in to the LMRA website to check what was going on and when I enter my personal number or even my passport it says there is no file under that number! So I am not registered in the system.
    What is going on? Why am I not in the system? Should I have a signed CPR like my teacher friends have?
    Thank you,
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    • Dear Client,

      Domestic system still not launched, therefore you may refer to immigration to check the status.
      For more information, Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Best regards,

  86. I want only to complaints my boss he didn’t give exactly salary his always giving 1 month an 16 day or either 17 or 18 days sir,,please help us also what we should do mafi o.t.also and my duty here mostly 12 or 13 hours..

  87. I would be good if the amnesty applies to all, including the housemaids.
    I knew two people who wants to legalized their stay here but couldn’t.
    They have no court cases but their previous employers put them on blacklist and the previous employers don’t want to cooperate to lift the ban so the two individual has no choice but to leave the country. It should be much more helpful if there’s an option that the blacklisting can be lift-up (provided that there’s no other pending court issues or other legal matter). Just my two cents..

    • m stuck in the same scenario and well the sad thing i dont have any cases and all but LMRA is still not removing it at all now some guy will ask for the CPR number which is not going to be help at all i agree with you it would be great if it applies to all thanks to LMRA

  88. Dear LMRA,

    When my current employer check my Visa Status, it is showing irregular worker as a legal offense. Can I change my visa to new employer during Amnesty?

  89. Dear ma’am and sir,
    I’m working as a waitress in just 5months but I’m decided to switch my job..do you think I can get a change to change my work…is my boss will give me freedom if I will give them a offer letter to my new work,
    Pls I need your help,
    Thanks

  90. I am Chinese citizen with valid passport. Enter Bahrain on visitor visa. now overstay too long. can this amnesty apply for me? i have no employer.

    • Dear Client,

      Kindly refer back to immigration for this as its not under LMRA responsibility.

      Best regards,

      • sir i have compleat my 3 month in bahrain and my work palace is still not open.
        they are not paying my salary .

        and thay dont fallow the offer latter trums.
        please help 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

          • DEAR LMRA,
            i just want to ask something…even if my sponsor didnt apply for my cpr and no any medical,,and they file a court case for me..will i be blockllisted???
            thanks in advance….

          • dear client,
            Kindly note that the blacklist is not under LMRA responsibility.
            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

      regards

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      Kindly note that the amnesty period ended on 31st of December 2015.
      For further assistance, 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,

  91. Hi sir I have problem I just want to ask now I join new company he can’t apply my visa because I have code case before 3 years after I change my visa and then finish my contrck I come new company but now I can’t change my visa so wht can I do .even before so many time I go code I have also lower can u help me ?

    • dear client,
      Kindly provide us with your CPR# or Passport No.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Regards

  92. Assalamo alaikum Sir/mdm.
    Pls i badly need ur help. Im a housemaid. I already finished my 2yrs and my boss gave me release. I got new job as an accountant in one shop. But when my new sponsor applied my new visa. The LMRA said the housemaid visa cannot change to skilled visa. Is this true? Sir/mdm pls advice me what’s the best thing to do. My one month grace period already finished.

    • dear client,
      Kindly note if your work permit have been cancelled from the old sponsor so the new sponsor can apply for you new work permit.
      you can send you CPR number to check your status in LMRA system Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      Regards

    • dear client,
      Kindly provide us with your CPR Number or you application number.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.
      regards

  93. Assalamu alaikum
    Dear sir
    I want to ask u one thing that at present am in india. If I want to come there by free visa. And get a job some other company it means its legal or illegal ? Plzzz give me reply. Bcoz I got a free visa and I want to come there. Plzzz reply me ASAP. THANKS.

    • Dear Client,
      Kindly note that the free visa is illegal . You should find for you sponsor to apply for you new work permit.

      Regards

  94. Dear sir
    Assalam o Alikum
    Sir I ,m very upset sir my viza is labour but when ur person check I m working in hotel sir I m confused what happen
    Sir I belong to a very poor family plz help me in that conditions plzz

    • dear client,
      can you provide us with more explanation about your issue or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

    • dear client,
      can you provide us with more explanation about your issue or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

  95. Good day LMRA!

    Sir/mdm pls i really need ur help. I was housemaid before and already finish my contract. My boss already cancelled my visa and she gave me release. I find a new job as Saleslady in a Jewelry Shop. But when my new sponsor applied my new visa as Saleslady in his Jewelry Shop the LMRA said cannot make the visa for me as saleslady or Accountant in a Jewelry Shop bec before i was a housemaid visa. Is this true? Sir pls advice me what is the best thing to do. This is my CPR#: 811154750. Waiting for ur response. Thanks and God bless.

  96. Hello
    Can you advise if the amnesty applies also to domestic staff? I want to hire a gardener and I have the appropriate work permit.

    The person I want to hire had his passport illegally retained by his previous employer so the Indian embassy has been kind enough to issue a new passport.

    However, the company I’m using to process the visa is saying the amnesty only applies to workers who were on a commercial visa and not previously on a domestic visa. Therefore we still have to obtain permission from the previous employer for the transfer or get him to remove the ‘runaway status’ that he may have registered. This is going to be impossible as the previous employer is demanding money for this.

    Can you please advise?

    Thanks
    Aman

  97. Hi sir, i just want to ask if i can do amnesty but i am still working for my employer for 6months..i want to change work cost always late the salary and they dont have free ticket and indemnity after the contract finish…i ask a release but my boss told me to pay 500bd to get release cost they get me from philippines..please help me to find way for my problem..thank you and godbless..

    • 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

    • dear Client,
      Kindly note if there is any update we will announce it and you can check LMRA website for any updates.

      thanks

  98. Sir, I am very upset about a problem of my visa. my work visa is expired but now my sponsor cant to renewal my visa, cause of this is my cpr is offense they told me. but what is the problem of my offense and how can i solve this problem ? i dont know .
    Can you provide me the reason and way of solve the problem please ?

    • dear Client,
      Kindly provide us with your CPR number Or you can contact LMRA cal center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  99. Hi, This is sirajul islam and last 7 month my sponsor was terminated my visa. Now i want put my visa and want to be legal. Now my inquery is There is anything problem to change my visa to another new sponsor ? please give the answer ……..!
    CPR No. 830642579
    please……………………………?

  100. I was planning on providing a sponsorship to a Ethiopian national, who was a runaway case. after getting her released from her employer and getting clearance from court now I have been told that expats cannot sponsor Ethiopians. is this true. what’s my alternative.

  101. Good Morning, is the amnesty program only until Dec 31 2015? or will it be extend? because my dad heard that it will be extended. Hoping to hear from you asap, Thank you.

    • Dear client,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Kindly note that the Amnesty Period ends in December 31st, 2015.

      Regards

  102. Dear sir/madam,
    On 13th december my boss scolded me by using abusesive word for my mother and my family. Now i dont want to work with this company though this is my 4th month working with them in which i work very hard for 12 hours a day. I dont want to get involved in police case too, so please advice me how to go about it.

  103. Good afternoon sir. This is for my friend question. She is over staying only and not renew in 1yr & 1month. The sponsor for my friend she is good record. The reason why shes over staying because for saving money for kids sick. Now she want to plan to go back in Philippines and plan to buy ticket for flight… she dont now how to first move and requirements documents for flight.. pls help for my friend filipina Sir. Can you give advice about this pls.. thank you

    • Dear client,
      kindly explain more about your issue, Or contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  104. Good day sir ,

    My visa already canceled and my Old company they put run away Now i got new job and they give to me offer letter But . they will apply visa in January is it possible to apply My visa in January Or I will exit from Bahrain

    • Dear client,
      Kindly provide us with your CPR number Or you can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      Regards

  105. Dear sir…now I process my documents in document clearance,i want to know they have 1month extension for amnesty?let me know sir…thanks

    • Dear client,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Kindly note that the Amnesty Period ends in December 31st, 2015.

      Regards

  106. Where can we report (phone number to call please) illegal expats overstaying in Bahrain for over 10 years, raising families with children not going to school for having no CPR and doing private businesses in Bahrain?

  107. Sir, my visa is expired two months back, i hav never done mobility intention. Now one of the company is ready to give me job, but they cannot apply before 31 december. They will apply next month first week only, is it possible to apply on january? Is there is any penalty or legal issue or visa sanction problem? if i stay here up to january first week. Should i go back to my nation before 31 december.

  108. Hello,

    This is Fahim from. Actullay I got a offer letter from Bahrain company and visa also. I am checking online in http://WWW.lrma.bh.but I am getting error.

    Following are my details which I got from Awal contracting and trading.kingdom of Bahrain.

    Work visa No.229462
    Issue date .21.12.2015
    Expiry date.20.062016

    Expatriate’s details:
    Expatriate’s Name.Kazi Fahim Ahmed Kazi
    Personal No.850672650
    Passport No.H6463375.

    Even I tried putting personal No,Passport No.and country nothing is showing.

    Same I already sent the mail also.I didn’t any reply.

    I am waiting for your reply.

  109. Good morning sir, I have a question sir. The amnesty for filipino you give chance extension for January? If yes sir what is the date pls? Tnx

    • Dear client,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Kindly note that the Amnesty Period ends in December 31st, 2015.

      Regards

  110. My wife got a job in a company last week. They Promised to provide the visa. They asked to come and join and see how the work here goes. When she asked for her visa next day, they said there is a offense on the company name & they will provide it as soon as it is cleared. The LMRA came for checking and they took her CPR details and all. They said that the company will have to pay the fine.
    Dear sir, I would like to know if there is any offense on my wife and if so, will it be cleared if they pay the penalty. And what if the company don’t pay the fine? Am i able to do something as an individual to clear any offense on my wife.
    Also, would it affect my Work Visa or not?

    • 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

  111. Dear Sir, I am filipina and I would like to ask for amnesty. It is possible to give chance for amnesty until January 10. Many filipino for waiting the salary and low cheap flight ticket. Pls sir, you give another chance again for the filipino. Advance happy new year. Tnx

    • Dear client,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Kindly note that the Amnesty Period ends in December 31st, 2015.

      Regards,

  112. My visa is process. But our sponsors says the problems is previous holidays. Now remaining 4 days. If did not complete valid my visa in 4 days. Then????????

  113. Dear sir . Sir oneoff my frd no visa last 5 year she try to get visa so many place but not get .now want to back his country .she is go so many time to immigration for get out pass for go back har country without any plantie and punishment .sir she is not have mony .pls show the way

    • dear client,
      if you still facing the same problem , kindly provide us with your CPR no. to check your issue.
      Or you can contact lmra call center on 17506055.

      regadrs

  114. Sir I am run away to my sponsor now I got a now sponsor but till now not finish my visa and I have hearing also in court sir so even amnesty finish have chance that my visa will be ok sir pls. Pls I need advice sir thanks very much

  115. The entire time we were struggling to apply for my cousins visa – when the new visa was applied they said it cannot be done as he has an offence on him which we were totaly unaware of.
    i need a solution

  116. Dear sir,

    My visa has been expired since June 2015 and visa renewal and transferring to new employer failed due to some offense on my CPR. when contacted LMRA customer service came to know there is a case filed on me by LMRA due to work visa violation but when contacted Bahrain court prosecution office i couldn’t find any case.

    I have a job offer and my current sponsor also ready to renew my visa.

    I am worried because of dead line is very near

    kindly advise me , your help in this regard highly appreciated

    Thanks and regards,

  117. Dear Ma’am / Sir,

    Good Evening,

    Sub: My Wife’s Dependant Visa

    I would like to sincerely thank & appreciate the great amnesty time & its associated services being extended to the expats in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    I have recently changed to another company & I am right now legally on my new employer’s work permit for another 2 years. But unfortunately, my new employer is not able to process my wife’s dependent visa along with me. The reason being, my new employer says that my old employer has not stamped “Cancelled” in her passport & hence not able to process my wife’s depedent visa with my new employer. Right now my wife’s LMRA visa status is still showing “Visa Under Progress”. My wife is right now staying with me in Bahrain without a dependent visa. Now my new employer is advising me to give my wife’s passport back to my old employer to get her dependant visa cancelled in her passport in order to process her new dependent visa. As a matter of fact, I really dont want to go back to my ex-employer with my wife’s passport to do it.

    So do I really need to go back to my old employer with my wife’s passport to get her dependent visa cancelled or any other options available to process my wife’s dependent visa with my new employer.

    Please advice me in this regard & I shall do accordingly, as I am much concerned that the amnesty period is getting finished by the December 31, 2015. Now my wife is staying with me in Bahrain without a dependent visa.

    Thanking you..

    Sincerely,

    Abhilash. P
    Mob: 33380155

  118. i have availed of the amnesty and i have a new visa now. however as of today when I checked the lmra expat portal it is still showing my status as YOU HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED ABSENT FROM WORK.

    is it going to be removed soon? should i do another process to solve it? thabks

    • dear client,
      If you still facing the same problem, Kindly provide us with your CPR No.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

    • Dear client,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Kindly note that the Amnesty Period ends in December 31st, 2015.

      Regards

  119. Hello Sir,

    I have one offense under our Arbab’s CR.offense code 62.ie.”Expatriates under sposnor have been terminated and still in Bahrain beyond the allowed grace period”.
    Now i want apply for new visa but i can’t.May i know how to remove this offense Please..?

    Thank you

    • dear client,
      If you still face the same problem, Kindly provide us with your CPR No.
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

  120. Dear sir,
    Were 8months working here but our employer did not give us our cpr id which we needed it also we cannot aloud to go ouside. Can we ask if it is possible to fine new job after 1year here?? And our employer said that if we fine another job we must pay first them 1200BD because that is written in the contarct. Sir is true?please give us some advice to this matter..

    Thank you we wait to you 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

      Best regards,

  121. Dear Sir,
    I was working with my sponsor and when my RP expired my sponsor applied online to renew my visa, it was in process and await payment and the lmra system online showed there was almost 3 weeks time to make payment BUT in the same period LMRA inspector visited the shop and they put offence, now I am block and my sponsor can not renew my visa. My question is why they make offence if there is still time to make payment online, the lmra system shows this clearly. How can I renew my visa because I want to go and visit my mother as she is very sick. Kindly Help remove the offence to my sponsor can make payment and renew my visa so I can go on leave.

    • dear client,
      if you still face the same problem , kindly provide us with you passport no. Or CPR no. if you have to check the case,
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on 17506055.

      regards

  122. Dear sir,
    My visa is cancelled already last october 29,2015. But i have new sponsor now the problem is the immigration did not accept their grace period extension for me because they said the old sponsor will be the one who will give an extension for me.And then i talk to my old sponsor they are telling to me that they will not give because im already finished working with them. I need advice what i will do now?if i will exit this country there’s no penalty to pay for over staying here?

    • Dear Client,


      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      If you still facing the same problem , 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,

    • Dear Client,


      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      after you find new sponsor, the new sponsor should apply for you new work permit.
      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,

  123. Dear Sir,

    My name is Mohammad Asif (CPR: 800806492), our company (Fakhroo Information Technolgy) applied dependent visa for my wife on 15th Dec 2015. It’s still showing ‘In Progress’, it’s more than one month now. She was in Bahrain before on dependent visa but I couldn’t renew her visa because she was in India and her visa expired, so company applied it again. Can you please check and let me know why it’s taking time?

  124. Sir I have valid visa Bahrain but I want release from the my employer cus im so tired with my job hard work and not good salary and his not agree with that my visa valid for one year

    • *I done my one year is that my first visa for 2 years i done one year so I need release but my employer not agree with that please give me advice what I will do thanks

      • Dear Client,
        Thank you for contacting LMRA.
        If your employer refuses to accept your resignation or notice, you need to go to the post office and send it as registered mail to the company’s official address (this address must be the same physical address registered at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce .
        If applying for transfer, without the consent of the old (current) employer, the employee needs to have completed at least 12 months of service with the same employer before a new employer can apply for his/ her transfer.
        Please check the following link (Expatriate Employee Transfer) http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/224
        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,

  125. Dear Sir,
    I completed 9months here and I have 3months visa remaining old employer stamped for 1year only .I Resigned the job by giving 30days notice period but my employer told me 60days notice,I told them I will pay compensation from remaining 30days they accepted my resignation and they release me on 30/01/16. They didn’t cancel my visa .i got new offer from new employer so I requested for NOC or cancel my visa they told me they won’t give NOC ,still now they they didn’t cancel my visa My question is what I must to do to cancel my old visa

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      Kindly note that the visa termination needs to be requested by the employer since your residence permit is still valid. We suggest that you discuss this matter with your employer otherwise you can seek the complaints department at the Ministry of Labour in case you fail to sort out this issue.
      Regards,

  126. Dear Sir /Madam .

    Thanks for this great service extented to us expertriates.
    I had issues with my employer as he had confiscated my passport for over a year.

    But finally I rescued it with an excuse to renew it.
    So please direct me how I can update my new passport without using my employer .
    As he might end up holding it after getting it back.

    So I need to update it myself and I remain with it for emergency.

    Thanks alot .

  127. Dear Sir,

    Good Day!!!!!

    I want to enquire about the amnesty period which have extended more 2 months.
    Actually I have given my passport to my new employer during amnesty but still he didn’t issue my visa and untill now he is saying that amnesty service extended more 2 months is it right? Or if I wanna leave this country what will be the procedure. …

    Awaiting for your kind reply
    Thanks

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      Kindly note that the amnesty period ended on 31st of December 2016.
      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,

  128. Dear sir, I am under offence and blacklisted before 5 years. Isbthere any chance to remove my black list and I want to come back to Bahrain. I have No objection matter from my old sponsor. And I given the NOC with my passport copy and a request letter to the ground floor security Canon of lmra building before 3 months. Will you please guide me. How I can remove this black list and came back to Bahrain to work. Please help me sir.
    Thanks

  129. Hello sir,
    I am working in a restaurant and i want to change my job in another company but my boss is not allowing me to do this. If I leave the company it have one condition and that is i have to pay 500 BD as a fine Kindly tell me what ill do to move from this company and try another job in bahrain. I want to do all work legally so i can join other company without any problem. I am working here from past 7 months. Kindly solve my problem Thank you
    My name Badsha Sheikh
    contact no. 38265266.
    e-mail- badshashaikh4446@gmail.com

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.
      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.
      If applying for transfer, without the consent of the old (current) employer, the employee needs to have completed at least 12 months of service with the same employer before a new employer can apply for his/ her transfer.
      Please check the following link (Expatriate Employee Transfer) http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/224
      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,

  130. Dear Sir,
    My friend has a neighbor a free visa lady and working as a housemaid and sametime girlfriend of the man where she is working and staying almost 9 months she is with this guy and he is not his sponsor…my friend told to them that they will be in trouble in this situation but the man he dont care as he did so many times taking run away and keep so many years with him then said that he has money to pay even the lady is bad business lady…what ofense they maybe encounter in this situation…
    thanks

  131. Dear sir,

    My visa will be expired on April 12 ,so I will finished one year this company
    And my sponsor he agreed to go home only end of the april-he will not give release ,now I already get another job opertunity,,please not passport is not with me it is under my company ,I paid 200 bd for that expense of one year visa, now how can i go legally to change my visa,’,what should I do”’

    Thanks

    • Dear Client,
      Thank you for contacting LMRA.

      If your employer refuses to accept your resignation or notice, you need to go to the post office and send it as registered mail to the company’s official address (this address must be the same physical address registered at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce .
      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.

      If applying for transfer, without the consent of the old (current) employer, the employee needs to have completed at least 12 months of service with the same employer before a new employer can apply for his/ her transfer.

      Please check the following link (Expatriate Employee Transfer) http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/224

      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,

  132. Dear sir,
    3-4 person has handling a job & a little mistake others gays but his said me get out of my site & tomorrow ur passport overhant it .ok.but company was not facilities of me,very hard job 3days work handle 1day his said.no timesheet of last 2 mouth. 2 mouth15 day salery not paid.he ask me 400 bd required for visa issu. I am compit of 9 mouth already .i have not interested of company .going to home
    pls advice me

    • 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,

  133. Sir,
    My friend took loan from bank and due to unavoidable circumstances he went for leave during that time company canceled his visa. Now once again he is getting job in Bahrain. Is it tough for him to get visa or will be he blacklisted in npar? Pls reply.

  134. Dear LMRA,
    Can I asked you about my contract this coming March 2, 2016 is expired already my sponsor she don’t want me to go Philippines I’m working to her Salon year 2010 but she start the salary is 120 Bd. But every 2 yrs.must be she increase the salary she is not following the rules and she is giving to me new contract without signing for the food 5bd.only medication we are the one pay to the hospital and if you have sick she cannot tell you rest only 2 hours and starting May 2015.she giving the salary late and installment, I want to work another Salon I cannot stay with her now that’s why I want to ask you after I bring the resignation letter where I will go update me pls.Thank you

    • 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,

  135. i have a valid visa .my ex employer filed a run away case on me in 2013 and i proved its a fake case in the police station on 2013 itslef .i was arested from airport when i was going vacation few days ago and was in jail for two days.
    i should go to public prosecution on march 6 again.should i need to go jail again as they said before i need to be in jail 10 days?please guide me ..i am realy confused about whats going on

  136. sir , i am a run away for 6years i just want to know if there is a chance to be a legal worker, i found an employer who willing to give me a visa but the embassy told me that i am black listed . is there’s a chance to lift from black listed and how? my madam willing to help me but we do not know what to do. pls help me.

  137. My employment status showing in lmra portal “employment visa is not vaild ” I am out of bahrain now . I like to back to bahrain new sponsor with new visa is it possible to obtain new visa there is anything problem issue visa please help me

  138. Good day sir, I’m from India, I got an opportunity to work in Bahrain, but my visa rejected by immigration, now I just resubmitted again, what will be the reason for that, is this possible to get my visa, actually I am a new entry and Indian female also, is it any problem to work there?

  139. Hi! Sir can i ask something, its regarding for a overstaying visit visa because of the employer didn’t apply for his visa for more than one year. and now there’s a new employer wants to apply for him a working visa. its there any problem in this issue? they can apply a resident visa if they pay the penalty? it will appreciate your answer. Thank you.

  140. Good day LMRA. I work in Bahrain as a nanny to alkhalifa family 2yrs and 10months. I sign a contract before I go vacation on January 2015 I went back to them February and continue my job. I got very sick and my employer didn’t mind me. She change a lot like I’m new employee never trust me. So I ask her to send me home. April 2015 I go back to my country. Now I’m trying to apply again in Bahrain as a skilled worker. I already have a visa release march 2,2016 but my agency tell me they can’t give me skilled visa because I’m in domestic visa before and my boss is not giving me release. I just wonder why I’m already out of Bahrain for almost a year. Is there any case like this? Now my new employee cant get a job order because of my case. Plz. Help me I’m so confuse. Thank you so much.

  141. Its urgent Please look in matter
    my visa application number is 2983132
    my passport No. is BL6780521 (expiry 9 July 2016) mentioned on medical also can see medical on LMRA site with thiis passport
    My passport No BL6780522 also attached with application for visa
    i can send my both passports scan copies
    Please proceed my visa application

    • Dear client,
      Kindly refer to immigration.
      For more information, Kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.

      regards

  142. Dear sir,
    Is there any Possibilities to bring my friend to Bahrain. He is under black list before 5 years. And now he was in India. The previous company which makes him blacklist given a No objextion Certificate also. Please tell me the provedure how to remove his blacklist and bring him to Bahrain

  143. Dear sir ,
    I am working in security guard company before 2 year all ok after i sign contract now from 6 or 7 month company not have location .and over company any time stop our duty and he saying i am not pay you any salery .my basic sallery 100+10 .if company stop our duty company can detuct our basic or not???????

    • 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

  144. Hi There,
    I know someone who is in Dependant VISA but doing business in Bahrain. This is really frustrating for many reasons and what should I do to complain about this person. We got all the proofs for it and this person was already caught by LMRA for working as a dependent. Please help!

  145. Hi sir, I just want to ask, I was visited here in Bahrain and I was hired by a company, but they said they would only extend my visa and not transfer it to working visa, can I resign from this company and can I apply to another company when my visa’s expiry date is near. Thank you so much!

  146. Dear Sir,
    I wonder if runaway expats who left Bahrain earlier (2010) may have the same chance of amnesty, or at least be given police clearance for a misconduct?

    I left Bahrain in 2010 due to harsh work conditions with an unpaid loans. What can I do to secure a police clearance and employment certificate?

    Thank you so much!

  147. Dear sir,

    Im working for construction company from 9 months they have given me 2 years visa mean while i got another company offer with good package i would like to go for mobility but do i need NOC from present company? if they are not giving NOC what i have to do? Shall i have to pay Visa Amount to my Present company or what is the Procedure?

    Awaiting for your reply

    Thank you,

    Syam

    • Dear client,
      Kindly check the below link:
      http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/194#.V1-RNbt96Uk

      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

  148. Dear Sir/Madam,
    i would like to ask ive been working here in bahrain for 1yr and 5months then i found another job i want to transfer to another company because our management is not good the communication and personal problems to our situation of that company which is im working there..and im afraid maybe they will not give me a releasing to transfer to another company.I found and im hired but they cant gve me yet a visa due to there CR/ lisence permit is xpired not yet renew,any time i can start but they are afraid.What is the solution for that.i need to get visa for my safety..plz gve me an answer for this situation.Thank you.

    hopefully yours,
    Marjorie

    • dear client,
      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

  149. Dear Sir/Ma’am,
    Good day.I am a spouse’s dependent, I want to apply for a job. Can I work here, without transferring to another sponsorship?

  150. Dear Sir;
    My employer has not given me work as specified in the offer letter & he has given me other laborious work for which I am not ready. What should I do ? Is it possible to resign & change the employer during probation period ? (I have completed only two months in Bahrain).
    Thanks & Regards;
    Shailesh

    • dear client,
      For all inquiries regarding 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

  151. respected sir,
    my sponsor cancel my visa on 15 June 2016.
    i have new job for me from other sponsor.
    my new sponsor want to apply visa.
    i have offer letter with me from new sponsor
    is there need any kind of letter from old sponsor? or my new sponsor can apply visa without any letter

  152. Hello sir,

    i worked in Bahrain for four months.when i got an another opportunity in Qatar,i went
    for it.i did not inform my company.I took air ticket and gone to India from there i went to Qatar .Now iam working in Qatar can i go back to Bahrain.now more than one year
    since i left Bahrain .my ‘ID’ still with me ,i search in LMRA it shows Employment Visa is not valid! and monthly fees paid.awaitng for your reply

    • Dear client,
      Kindly note that your employer should apply for you new work permit.
      For more information regarding your case, 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

  153. My wife is working in Bahrain and now she is is having a work contract of two years and before that she is trying to leave me but I need to get her back India anyhow to save our relationship which is of long time. But we are not rich enough to pay all the amount company spent on her for visa and tickets and she is working for too less salary. Her hand is injured and the bone has crack. I need her back to India . So provide me a plan how should I figure it out?

  154. Best thing I can do to get my love back from Bahrain to India without her permission with legal notice by leaving the job in which she has signed two years contract. But I wanna get her back and I can’t pay the amount which company spent on her for visa and tickets. So please provide me a good suggestion to save my long term relationship ?

    • In reply to Chipsy.
      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

  155. Hai sir,

    My friend going back to India he working here only 2months. Because some personal problems.
    So employer told to me that guy passport put it Ban 3months all GCC.
    So how to check that matter right or wrong.

  156. Hai Sir,
    i came Bahrain by last April 2016 , for the last one month i am not working , i got another job, old employer cancelled my visa, by last 10 Oct 2016, and my new employer will apply for my new visa. but the problem is old employer now telling after cancellation they will file runaway against me . and asking 200BD for getting my passport. what i have to do sir?? please kindly give me a solution.

    • 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

  157. Good eve salam,im maria lyn p.Omambac im working here in bahrain as a housemaid,
    i just want to know wht i will do now i want to go philippines bcz of undocumented im working now my 3rd sponsor i dont have anything documments espicially my passport still in my agency,before tht im working in doha qatr 3 months my agency from her in bahrain then im dicided to come back her,then my sponsor return m here by visit visa,then my agency thy find me a new sponsor now im here im working 11 months but my situition still elligaly,i want to go home,i have a prblm also about my sponsor im so over work,emotional tortuior…Thts why i want to go home i knw im not safe this country,plzss help 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

      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

  158. Good eve salam,im maria lyn p.Omambac im working here in bahrain as a housemaid,
    i just want to know wht i will do now i want to go philippines bcz of undocumented im working now my 3rd sponsor i dont have anything documments espicially my passport still in my agency,before tht im working in doha qatr 3 months my agency from her in bahrain then im dicided to come back her,then my sponsor return m here by visit visa,then my agency thy find me a new sponsor now im here im working 11 months but my situition still elligaly,i want to go home,i have a prblm also about my sponsor im so over work,emotional tortuior…Thts why i want to go home i knw im not safe this country,plzss help 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

      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

  159. HI I am from India. i am working in private firm .my husband is going leave the job from his company this january.so they are not giving visa to our new born child, so what we have to do for exiting from Bahrain. because we are planning to travel to India on feb last week..

    • dear client,

      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.

      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

  160. Good day!
    What seems to be the problem if I got a printed paper stating this “Failed to process fingerprints in AFIS, please try again by clicking on Capture Fimgerprints”

    E SUPPORT

    Please Advice.

    Thank you

  161. Kindly confirm to me wether sonar security company in an existing company in Bahrain there is advertised jobs and was willing to work with them.

  162. Dear respeted sir,

    First of all I appreciate your patience and concern by giving replies to the desperate people. Today I happened to come to your blog as I am in a situation which I am not sure of. My husband is working in a company which has many divisions like contracting , cleaning etc. 3 years back ,a subordinate of his, was caught by LMRA for not working in the proper visa of the section(although the section is of the same sponsor) ,I acknowledge according to Bahrain rules its an offence . That person named my husband as ‘manager” there, and his details were given too. Today the subordinate is out of Bahrain , he was not allowed to renew his visa. Company didn’t pay the fine and now my husband is being called for prosecution.
    1. Will he be deported / blacklisted. When its not his fault ? he was the person appointed by the management that time .
    2. What are the chances he can work again in Bahrain?
    Please help. Thankyou
    sincerely ,
    A desperate wife.

  163. good day sir,
    What we can do if LMRA catch you in in other office but you just came there for interview.then LMRA tell you come inside i just asked some question.then you tell that you just came their for interview then his writting in one paper in arabic, he tell you make signed .then after he put for you offense as illegal worker.what we will do sir?thank you and best regard…

  164. Dear lmra, i am in deepest thanks to this site and hope it will help and able to answer my question. I am under family visa under my husband and my husband boss took my pasport so he can renew my family visa but my visa expires 6months now and still expired. How much do we have to pay and what consequences will happen?i really dont know what is the plan of my husband boss but i dont want to be overstay. Thank u

  165. Salam.before i came to know through DT News paper dated 30th oct,2016 about the “FLEXIBLE WORK PERMIT”by lmra will also introduce for expat ()means directly visa system).the fee will be 200+144=344 Bd for 2 years as well as expat worker monthly will pay also 30bd to lmra rgarding Misc expense.
    Still this scheme is underprocess or already starded.?

  166. Good day sir,
    What is the right of direct hire of household helper/maids?
    I’m working about 3months now, my salary is 90bd only and no day off but that is not the salary they said 120 bd in the phone before I came, and the contract is 150bd,
    In my list month’s I said I’m going home because I can’t survive and i said no need for increase my salary because I wanna go home,

  167. hello sir,

    I am working in company last 2 years i want to leave after 1 year. if i left before 3 year should i pay visa money and how many month indemnity can i get.

    Please replay me

  168. Hai Sir,

    My employer is dead and also my salary is pending , I am jest completed 5 months and i have 7 month visa balance if i get another job how can i get relic from my company

  169. Hai Sir,

    My employer is dead and also my salary is pending , I am jest completed 5 months and i have 7 month visa balance if i get another job how can i get relic from my company

  170. Dear sir,

    I have worked in Bahrain for 6 consecutive years without any single illegal issue. I once got admitted with a chronic chest issue. I had to return home for treatment. Alhamdulillah i got my self cured but unfortunately i re apply to work again but my new employer found that i was blocked to enter the kingdom again. What should i do? And what is the cause of that offence? Kindly advise on this matter. Thank you

  171. assalaamu alaikkum.
    Sir my name from lmra website is not removed evenafter i came back from bahrain six years ago.due to that i cannot come back to bahrain.pls tell me how to solve this problem.

  172. Salaam sir
    I came on visit visa Oct.2016….from nov.2016 my employer is telling work visa is under process
    On 26.02.2017 he told me to leave Bahrain by 28.02.2017.
    Plss advice what should I do
    Thanks

  173. Dear Sir/Madam,

    One of my Expatriate was absent from 1-month then I had complaint to LMRA the RUN_AWAY case and it is updated also. But expatriate come back with the new Employment Offer and I do not have any Objection if he is getting employment.
    So, please guide me the steps to remove his RUN-AWAY offence from LMRA.
    Your reply will be highly appreciable .
    Thanks & Regards

  174. Hello sir/ madam,good afternoon.Recently I am hearing that LMRA will start a new rule for foreign workers.quarter of this year will start that rule.who doesn’t have visa they can make their visa by lmra new rule & they have to provide 300 Bahraini dinar for one/ two years visa.and every month he/she have to paid 30 bd installments for renew the visa after one/ two years.this information is true or fake i want to know about. Please

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