LMRA: Recruitment of domestic workers to recommence on 14 September 2020

In line with a decision made by the Government Executive Committee, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the Kingdom’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has today announced that the recruitment of domestic workers will recommence starting on 14 September 2020. Continue reading

61 manpower firms caught for violations

LEGAL action has been taken against 61 firms as part of a nationwide crackdown on rogue manpower agencies hiring domestic staff, including undocumented workers, on an hourly basis for cleaning services. Continue reading

LMRA begins issuing new work permits

NEW work permits will be issued again from today, but housemaids will not be included.
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) had announced last week it would start accepting requests for new work permits which have been suspended since March. Continue reading

LMRA Board of Directors Directs for more Facilities and Flexibility in Issuing Domestic Employees Licences


LMRA Board of Directors, HE Minister of Labour  and Chairman of the Board Mr. Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan confirmed that LMRA is efficiently completing the tasks of issuing licences of domestic expatriate employees and their equivalents after the transition of the custody from Ministry of Labour and the start of official presentation of the service in LMRA at the beginning of September 2014, showing satisfaction with the transmission of domestic expatriate employees licenses tasks to LMRA smoothly, and pointing to the positive reactions of public beneficiaries of LMRA services. Continue reading