The Mechanism for Hiring Expatriate Employees from Abroad

Dear Clients,

Please note that in accordance to the Decision of the Council of Minsters, in its meeting held on 18th January 2021, which states that if the Employers apply for a New Work Permit for an Expatriate Employee from outside of Kingdom of Bahrain, then: 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 announces resumption of work permit issuance for employment from abroad

Manama, July 29 (BNA): Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) today announced that it will start accepting requests for new work permits starting from August 9th, 2020, following its temporary suspension in March due to COVID-19 disruptions. Continue reading

Crown Prince visits LMRA headquarters

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His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today visited the headquarters of the LMRA to emphasise the determination government entities must apply to driving forward standards of public services. Continue reading

Bosses face new charges to hire expatriates

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Employers wishing to exceed their regular quota will have to pay an additional BD300 for each extra expatriate worker they hire – on the basis of BD150 annually. Apart from the additional fees, employers will still be required to pay the regular two-year BD200 levy and monthly fees on each foreign worker. Continue reading

Companies warned over Bahrainisation

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Employers who fail to adhere to Bahrainisation quotas will be fined or have work permits cancelled, a top official warned. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has accused employers of consistently abusing the Bahrainisation Law, which states that a Bahraini has to be hired for every four foreign workers. Continue reading