LMRA Chief Executive Receives Indian Ambassador

Manama, June 29 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi, received newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Piyush Srivastava. He congratulated him on his appointment, wishing him every success in his diplomatic duties. Continue reading

LMRA Chief Executive discusses boosting cooperation with UN

Manama, June 26 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi received in his office Head of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration and Acting Resident Coordinator of the UN activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mohammed Zarqawi. Continue reading

The Mechanism for Hiring Expatriate Employees from Abroad

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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 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