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

LMRA to issue electronic bills

shfawazThe Labour Marketing Regulatory Authority (LMRA) yesterday said that the issuance of the electronic bills for the expats’ fees will be started in the beginning of next month. The authority has asked the business owners to update their electronic data in order to ensure that they receive their bills electronically. Continue reading

No legitimacy in retaining passports’

If the employer ” has a proper contract in place and his employees are paid on time as per the agreed terms, the employee will not want to `run away’. Stressing that there is no justification when it comes to retaining the passports of employees, top Labour officials in the Kingdom opined that no employee would ‘run away’ that easily if he/she is treated well by the employer. Continue reading


Raji Unnikrishnan

Dead body of an Asian worker stuffed into a travel bag was found dumped in a garbage bin early morning yesterday from Naim area. The body of Taher Antaz, 31, was spotted first by a cleaning employee, near Bin Khalaf Mosque inside Manama, who then notified people in the locale and the police. Continue reading