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

Migrant workers at heart of Bahrain’s COVID-19 strategy

When we look back at the history of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the years to come, when restrictions on movement are lifted and friends are reunited, what will be the most important lessons learned? I suggest this: When people united, to respect social distancing and protect the vulnerable, we discovered our most powerful weapon against the virus. One of the things this pandemic has made clear is that the whole community must come together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading

LMRA Hosts Business Lunch for Ambassadors (Countries of Origin of Expatriate Labour Force)


Labour Market Regulatory Authority LMRA, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ausamah Bin Abdullah Al Absi recently (Thursday, 11 December) hosted a Business Luncheon in Honor of the Ambassadors to the Kingdom at the Capital Club. Attending the Luncheon were the ambassadors of the countries of origin of Foreign labour ; India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Nepal, Continue reading

Labour cooperation with Indonesia discussed


Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausamah Abdullah Al Absi discussed recently with an official Indonesian delegation a draft agreement on comprehensive cooperation between LMRA and the National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers in the labour field. He also discussed with the delegation issues pertaining to the Indonesian labour force in Bahrain and raising awareness of the labour market regulations as well as workers’ rights and duties. Continue reading

New payment method hailed

A new electronic payment method being made available to Bahrain’s employers from next year has been welcomed by workers’ rights activists. Introduced by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in collaboration with MasterCard International and Bahrain’s Payment International Enterprise, the new payment method will be rolled out from April (2015) and gives employers the option of transferring salaries to their expatriate employees electronically. Continue reading

Launch of the Annual Bahrain award for Community Awareness


First Edition focuses on “Wages of Domestic Employees”

The Labour Market Regulatory authority CEO, Mr. Ausamah Bin Abdulla Alabsi announced the launch of the Annual Bahrain Awards, which will be held every year with the objective of enhancing the community’s awareness and to support the concept of respecting the rights and duties of the expatriate workers, who make up an important part of our society in the Kingdom. Continue reading

Specialized Team in LMRA to Combat Human Traffic


LMRA Work Visa Process Manager Dr. Khalid Abdul Rahman said that human trafficking is one of the world’s largest contemporary challenges where now became the third largest illegal trade after drugs and arms trade in the world. Continue reading

LMRA CEO Receives a Delegation from the American Embassy


LMRA chief Executive Mr. Ausamah Bin Abdulla Alabsi received Deputy Public Affairs Officer – Embassy of the United States of America Michele A.Kimple Guzman, accompanied by Political officer Caryl Tuma on Wednesday morning 24th September 2014. Continue reading