2,000 expats miss out on amnesty

At least 2,000 migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain are not covered under an amnesty that allows them to return home without penalties.These Bangladeshi men either have pending court cases, no legal documents, overstayed their visit visas, entered the country during transit or used forged documents to travel.

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LMRA allows under travel ban expats to obtain work permits


The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Justice regarding expats with a court-ordered Travel Ban, where they will be allowed to obtain a Work Permit, and subsequently legalize their presence in the Kingdom. Continue reading

Amnesty jobs joy for 16,000

Written by: Sandeep Singh Grewal
AROUND 16,000 illegal residents have found legitimate jobs in Bahrain since a six-month amnesty began on July 1, it has emerged. New figures were announced yesterday by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), which said most of those who legalised their stay were Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis. Continue reading

LMRA chief receives Indian ambassador


CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi received here yesterday the Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Alok Kumar Sinha, and discussed with him the conditions of the Indian workforce in the kingdom and ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of informatics and exchange of information. Continue reading

Alabsi: a remarkable success for “Amnesty period”. 10.000 foreign workers do correct their situation


More than 10 thousand foreign workers had corrected their legal situation since the launch of the grace period for undocumented migrant workers “Amnesty Period” Which was launched last July, and will last until the end of the 2015, expected to increase in the coming period especially with the end of summer and the return of business owners from their holidays. Continue reading

LMRA CEO meets Philippine, Indian ambassadors

imageLabour Market Regulatory Authority CEO Osama bin Abdullah Al-Absi, today in two separate meetings, met with the newly-appointed ambassadors to Bahrain, Alfonso Ferdinand A. Ver of the Republic of the Philippines and Alok Kumar Sinha of the Republic of India. Continue reading

Illegal migrants urged to comply with amnesty

Manama Illegal migrant workers are being urged to benefit from the amnesty and regulate their situation or leave Bahrain without penalties.The Assistant Undersecretary for Ports, Search and Follow Up at the Nationality, Passport and Residence (NPRA) called upon the migrant community to comply with grace period so as bring their situation in line with the law.

In a statement issued yesterday, he said that the NPRA has allocated employees and offices to facilitate the paperwork procedures. Continue reading