Flexible work permit launched

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit in a ceremony held at its Sitra branch yesterday.

The flexible work permit, issued for a period of two years, would enable an Individual to be his/her own sponsor. The permit holder would be free to work anywhere at his choice except in restaurants, salons and hotels, and would be entitled to service at all the Government health centres and hospitals. Continue reading

Amnesty jobs joy for 16,000

Written by: Sandeep Singh Grewal
AROUND 16,000 illegal residents have found legitimate jobs in Bahrain since a six-month amnesty began on July 1, it has emerged. New figures were announced yesterday by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), which said most of those who legalised their stay were Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis. Continue reading

Alabsi: a remarkable success for “Amnesty period”. 10.000 foreign workers do correct their situation

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More than 10 thousand foreign workers had corrected their legal situation since the launch of the grace period for undocumented migrant workers “Amnesty Period” Which was launched last July, and will last until the end of the 2015, expected to increase in the coming period especially with the end of summer and the return of business owners from their holidays. Continue reading

LMRA Gives Amnesty to Illegal Workers to correct their presence

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority announced today that an amnesty period will commence on July 1st for six months aimed at allowing illegal workers to either legalize their presence in Bahrain through obtaining legal gainful employment or by leaving back to their countries without penalties or “Black Listing” which will allow all workers who choose to leave Bahrain during the amnesty period to return at any future date to Bahrain without obstacles. Continue reading

Bahrain anti-human trafficking efforts outlined

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Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi received a delegation from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and outlined developments of the labour market reform project. Continue reading

Crackdown on illegal workers

Posted on » Thursday, May 02, 2013

A 30-MEMBER security force will join the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in cracking down on illegal workers from today.
LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi inaugurated the squad as part of the new phase of a comprehensive strategy to tackle the issue.
He met members of the squad and was assured on their preparedness to put an end to the issue of illegal expatriate workers, estimated to be around 52,000.

accommodation safety stressed

A Labour Ministry official yesterday urged workers to opt for certified labour accommodation so that the authorities can intervene and take necessary action during emergencies. Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary Dr Mohammed Al Ansari said the ten people who died yesterday in Riffa fire were ‘irregular/illegal workers’ in the Kingdom. Continue reading

Expats urged to update status

EXPATRIATE workers risk becoming illegal if they fail to update their details with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), a top official has warned. Many people mistakenly assume their boss has renewed their work visa only to later find out it never happened, said chief executive officer Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi. Continue reading