LMRA Branch of Riffa-Buhair Re-opens with over 500 customers capacity daily and 120 thousand beneficiaries in Southern Governorate .. AlAlawi: We intend to foster the continued development of customer services, and gladly welcome the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs as new partners of the branch

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced the re-opening of the Customer Services Center in Riffa-Buhair, commencing from 3rd January 2022, with the joining of the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs.

LMRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) H.E. Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz AlAlawi stressed on LMRA’s keen interest in upgrading the efficiency and speed of services provided to customers by offering a wide range of facilities to citizens and residents, which would eventually promote the investment climate and fulfill the visions of the government. AlAlawi hailed the joining of the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs in LMRA’s Branch of Riffa-Buhair, lauding its key role as a major partner and mainstay of the services provided by LMRA to its valued customers.

“The re-opening of the Customer Services Center in Riffa-Buhair is in line with the goals of the Economic Recovery Plan. LMRA, as part of the Bahrain Team, has keen interest in providing a wide range of facilities which would eventually contribute to fostering the aspirations of the government through the provision of high-level efficient services to citizens and residents. The branch is equipped with all material and human resources needed to ensure the smooth, efficient services with capacity of over 500 customers daily”, he further added. “The total number of customers benefiting from LMRA’s branch of the South Governorate is 120 thousand. This includes over 86 thousand who belong to the commercial sector and 34 thousand who belong to the domestic sector”, H.E. Mr. AlAlawi concluded.

For his part, H.E. Shaikh Hesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, the Interior Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs said the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs is committed to providing numerous services in line with the wise policies of the government through easing government facilities in collaboration with LMRA to ensure provision of smooth services to citizens and residents.

“The opening of the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs office in LMRA’s Branch of Riffa-Buhair aims at easing the residence stamp sticker services for employers and workers, with no need to go to the headquarters of the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs. “We sincerely welcome cooperation with LMRA through its branches in the head office, Mina Salam Branch and Riffa Branch recently. We appreciate the existing cooperation and coordination in processing the transactions which do not necessitate the physical presence of the customer through the electronic link between the Interior Ministry and LMRA”, he said.

LMRA Branch of Riffa-Buhair works throughout the days of the week from Saturday till Thursday from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm, offering a wide spectrum of services for the commercial sector, including new firm registration, authorization, work permit issuance, work permit renewal, 60+ year work issuance, dependents work permit, administrative remarks, cancellation, change of position, expatriate worker address update, expatriate worker transfer, and work leaving notification, in addition to services provided to the domestic sector which include new work permit issuance, work permit renewal, change of position and work leaving notification.

In addition, there is an independent section of the expatriate domestic workers for the collection of biological data (finger & eye prints). The Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs offices provide the residence stamp sticker services for the expatriate workers in coordination with the Interior Ministry.

LMRA provides its superior services through 7 different centers across the Kingdom: the main office in Sanabis, the Bahrain International Airport, Sitra Industrial Zone, North Sehla, Mina Salman, and Seef Arad Mall (Muharraq), in addition to Riffa-Buhair.

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