HUNDREDS of expatriate housewives working as teachers could be deported if schools do not have permission to employ them. Legal action has already been taken against several educational institutions, as the Labour Market Regulatory Authority seeks to close loopholes in the law. Continue reading
Foreign workers who have not completed their enrolment process at the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will not be allowed to renew their work visas or change jobs from July 1.
As per the new regulations, employers will also be penalised if they fail to ensure that their expatriate workers are enrolled at the LMRA.
Failure to do this by the end of this month will mean that the employer’s transactions with LMRA will be suspended. Continue reading
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
How can I Track my visa Applications?
You need to get the application numbers (Application ID) from the employer, representative who applied for you or your family. Once you have that Application ID, you can follow – it up online through LMRA’s Web services. Continue reading
What can I do if my emploer had cancelled my visa while on holiday out of Bahrain? Is this legal?According to “The labour law for the private sector, 1976 promulgated by AMIRI decree no. 23 of 1976′ articles 106 to 119, it is illegal to terminate a worker’s contract (and subsequently his work permit) while worker in onn leave. Continue reading
What Should I do if I am being subject to verbal or physical abuse or harassment?
This does not fall within the jurisdication of LMRA, as it is an alleged criminal offense.
If somebody is a witness to or a subject to abuse, harassment or any form of attack, Continue reading
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
The much talked about Easy Exit Scheme concluded yesterday with about 8,000 expats availing of it. The scheme, introduced early this year as a limited period clemency to this workforce, offered irregular workers Continue reading
THOUSANDS of expatriates with expired work visas have only four days to renew them or leave the country. The Easy Exit scheme, which ends on Friday, aims to pardon illegal foreign workers who did not renew their residence permit or overstayed on a visit visa. Continue reading
The Bangladesh Embassy has temporarily stopped accepting applications which expedite the exit of its nationals who have been living illegally in the Kingdom. Continue reading