LMRA Starts Issuing Domestic Expatriate Employees Work Permit


LMRA CEO Ausamah Alabsi said that the authority offices specialized in issuing domestic expatriate employees and their equivalent work permit has proven the ability to provide this service to the public efficiently after transferring the custody from Ministry of Labour and start performing the service by LMRA officially on Monday. Continue reading

LMRA visas for maids

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will officially take over the responsibility of issuing work visas to housemaids and other domestic workers from tomorrow. However, the Labour Ministry will continue to receive applications for work permits on a temporary basis to ensure a smooth transition, LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said. Continue reading

Public Tender Notice

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority hereby invites quotations for the following Public Tender:

Tender Title Tender No. Initial Bond Tender fees Closing Date
Day Date Time
Providing Security Guard Services to LMRA Building LMRA / 2014/05 1000/- 25/- Wednesday 2nd July 2014 13:30

Vendors are kindly requested to:

  • Collect approperiate tender document from the Directorate of Finance & Administration of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority Seventh floor, office no. 703-Building no. 603, Road no. 1011, Sanabis- 410, after submission of nonrefundable fees specified above starting Monday 12th July 2014. Continue reading

HRH Premier chairs cabinet regular weekly meeting

06 : 23 PM – 25/03/2012  Manama, March 25 (BNA)—
 The economic, trade and labour situation in Bahrain came under focus today during the cabinet regular weekly meeting which was chaired at Gudaibiya Palace by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Continue reading


Posted on » Thursday, April 07, 2011
The monthly fee levied by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on each expatriate worker has been suspended for six months. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, yesterday announced the measure. Continue reading

A taste of freedom

As the UAE scraps its no-objection letter for skilled employees moving jobs, Mark Atkinson examines the labour liberalisation movement in the region. By Mark Atkinson, February 2011
The no objection letter (NOC)has perhaps been the most poignant legacy in the labour law – and in the opinion of many, the one in most urgent need of reform. In a recent decision by the UAE government, employees with a minimum high school certificate qualification will be able to move jobs without a NOC from their current employer. Continue reading

Legal Voice

If I have an employment contract for a certain period of time and I resign before my contract expires, can my employer charge me for the work visa and government related fees? No, the employer is not allowed to charge you for work permit/visa fees , but they have the right to sue for damages ( As a result of the breach – or premature cancellation of a time-specified contract ). Continue reading