timely help from lmra

After two months of agony and uncertainty, two Indian workers left for their homes in India, thanks to the timely efforts by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). The LMRA helped Dipu Dev and Mustafa Mohammed secure their ‘eligible’ air tickets from the sponsor. The workers flew back to India (Trivandrum) last night. Continue reading

Legal Voice

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

D-Day for jobs visa cheats

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

Illegal expat’s ordeal ends

Bonny Mascarenhas

It was a joy that words couldn’t express. Jose Adakkapadan Devassy, a 58-year-old Indian repatriated earlier this month, struggled for words as he thanked personnel at the General Directorate of Nationality,Passport and Residence (GDNPR) for helping him return home. Continue reading

39 illegal workers repatriated

Thirty-Nine Filipino workers working illegally in Bahrain have been allowed to return home. They were sent back on Sunday as part of the Philippine government’s “Mass Repatriation Programme” in co-operation with immigration authorities and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). Continue reading

Exemption from immigration penalties for illegal expatriate workers leaving voluntarily

During the press conference

In line with the directives of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince and chairman of   the Economic Development Board (EDB), and with the support of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime minister, the Ministry of Interior has taken steps to exempt expatriate workers who are illegally residing in Bahrain, from the accumulated fines and penalties related to residence permits . Continue reading