New LMRA facility for businessmen

A NEW centre that will offer business owners key services at their doorstep is being launched by Bahrain’s labour watchdog.

The Distinguished Service Centre, to be officially inaugurated by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) today, will provide facilities to employers right at their workplace, without the need for them to visit LMRA headquarters in Sanabis or any other branch. Continue reading

LMRA in new call to two-year-old boy’s parents

AUTHORITIES have pledged to not take legal action against the parents of a two-year-old boy, who was found in a busy suq on Wednesday night. They suspect the parents to be expatriates living illegally in Bahrain and have urged them to come forward to collect their son.

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Notification: Renewing Work Permits Before Expiration

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LMRA calls on employers to benefit from the possibility of renewing the work permits within 6 months before the expiry date of the work permit, where they will not be allowed to renew the work permit of any foreign worker after three months of the expiration of the work permit issued starting from February 2016. Continue reading

LMRA allows under travel ban expats to obtain work permits

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Justice regarding expats with a court-ordered Travel Ban, where they will be allowed to obtain a Work Permit, and subsequently legalize their presence in the Kingdom. Continue reading

LMRA processes 45,000 applications in 12 months

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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) said 45,000 new applications for work permits for domestic workers and their equivalents had been processed by the LMRA in the period from September 2014 to September 2015. Instantaneous processing of applications accomplishment has reached at 54%. 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

LMRA Starts Issuing Domestic Expatriate Employees Work Permit

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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

SKY IS THE LIMIT

Assuring Market that Labour Regulatory Authority (LMRA) e-Support Centre will never detrack from the development path, the authority’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ausamah Al Absi said that the centre had responded to 67 per cent of the electronic requests, during September, within 24 hours. Continue reading