“Labor Market” launches the flexible work permit, 2000 permits per month

The Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit allowing illegal workers – who meet conditions – to work and reside in the Kingdom of Bahrain without a sponsor, in any non-professional job, full or part-time, and with more than one employer, for a renewable two year period. (2000) workers can benefit from the flexible permit each month. Continue reading

Bahrain participates in International Labour Conference

Labour and Social Development Minister, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has led the kingdom’s delegation to the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva from June 4 to 16, with the participation of labour ministers from all over the world, as well as labour trade unions, experts, and representatives of the relevant organisations. Continue reading

Labour Ministry, LMRA, BCCI discuss cooperation


Labour and Social Development Minister and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, held a meeting with a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board members, led by First Deputy Chaimran, Khalid Rashid Abdulrahman Al-Zayani. Continue reading

Stopping renewal of expired permits with expiry exceeding 3 months

Dear Clients,

kindly be informed that today 29-02-2016 marks the final day for renewing expired permits of three months or more since expiry.  Please be informed that the system will automatically cancel expired applications under the mentioned criteria. Once cancelled, the permit will be nonrenewable and the employer will have to apply for new permits.

LMRA Gives Amnesty to Illegal Workers to correct their presence


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. Continue reading

LMRA Chief receives Moroccan Ambassador


Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Osama bin Abdalla Al-Absi today received Moroccan Ambassador to Bahrain Ahmed Rashid Khatabi and discussed IT cooperation and exchanging expertise. The two sides discussed the situation of the Moroccan expatriate community which enjoys all its rights in Bahrain. Continue reading