LMRA CEO receives Expatriate Workers Protection Society

CEO of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Osama bin Abdullah Al-Absi, met today with the chairperson of the Migrant Workers’ Protection Society (MWPS), Marietta Diaz, and the society’s General Secretary, Beverley Hamadah. Continue reading

Over 90% of LMRA records complete

Staff Reporter

The biometric information of over 90 per cent of expatriate workers in Bahrain has been collected by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). Biometric information including the fingerprints, photographs and electronic signatures of every expatriate worker whose visa is issued by the authority, is colected and stored in an LMRA database. Continue reading

New jobs push for Bahrainis

A PUSH to employ more Bahrainis in the agricultural sector was launched yesterday with plans for national quotas and a cap on work visas.The initiative is being spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) with the support of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

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Where does the money go?

After several years of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) imposing fees on the hiring of foreign workers, many business owners still complain about the added expense. The LMRA currently charges BD200 for a work visa application or renewal and BD90 for a dependents’ visa. In addition to this, companies must pay BD10 a month for every foreign employee. This adds up to around BD440 in fees every two years for each expat worker. Continue reading