illegal workers still residing in Bahrain 43,000

Coordinated efforts by the authorities have resulted in a decrease in the number of illegal expatriate residents in the Kingdom, however the number of illegals still remains high with around 43,000 expats on expired visas still in the country. Continue reading

LMRA moves to tackle ‘contract substitutions’

Bonny Mascarenhas

All applications for new work visas will have to have a copy of the prospective foreign worker’s contract, a copy of the employing firm’s electricity bill and a health certificate for the employee, a Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) official said yesterday.

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