Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) CEO and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (NCCTP), Osama bin Abdullah Al-Absi, today received a European parliamentary delegation led by member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Amjad Bashir. Continue reading
We read with interest the news item ‘Saudi Job Push’ (GDN, May 31), wherein they advised that the work permits of foreign workers who have spent more than six years will not be renewed. Continue reading
When to send your employee to LMRA to get enrolled?
Please note that the enrolment process (the collection of finger prints and signature) is solely for those expats who had never done it before. There is no enrolment for termination, renewal or for local transfer (Mobility), provided that LMRA already has this data. Continue reading
I am already a resident in bahrain, is there a wayto check my visa? And how can I stay informed of any changes to my status at LMRA?
LMRA, has created the expat portal, for expats to stay informed and connected with LMRA all the time. Through the expat portal, you will be able to see your details, visa status and expiry date, details of your dependents, etc. Continue reading
MANAMA: A nationwide crackdown on thousands of illegal workers will be launched today following the end of the Easy Exit scheme.Police will arrest foreign workers without proper documents, who will be housed at a shelter for expats at the Hidd detention centre. Continue reading
More than 1,000 illegal workers have been tracked down by authorities in the first half of this year, it emerged yesterday. A total of 536 expats were caught working for 329 Bahraini employers without proper documents by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) inspectors. Continue reading
BAHRAIN’s jobs market is showing signs of recovery with employment among Bahrainis rising for the first time in months. Latest government figures show a one per cent growth in employed Bahrainis at the end of the second quarter, taking the total number to 139,347. Continue reading
A special counter has been opened at Lulu Hypermarket to encourage expats to register their contact details with the LMRA. The counter located at the hypermarket in Sanabis allows people to fill out the Labour Market Regulatory Authority’s (LMRA) Foreign Workers Details Card. Continue reading
AUTHORITIES hope to send home or legalise more than 40,000 “irregular” workers in Bahrain by the end of the year, it emerged yesterday.They have already slashed the number of illegal workers from 48,000 to 43,000 in the past three months. Continue reading
I have been trying for my wife’s visa for the last three-and-a-half months. But I am hugely disappointed by the way things work here.
For the first one month, I wasn’t able to apply because my information wasn’t updated on the LMRA website.
When I was finally able to apply, the LMRA abruptly changed the rule, making it compulsory for the wife’s passport to bear the husband’s name, and my wife’s visa was rejected.