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Application Follow up
Posted on 06 October 2013 01:11 PM

LMRA's total processing time is between 1 to 10 business days, provided that all the submitted information and documents were correct and clear and that all the requirements were fulfilled at the time of submission.

Based on the decision of the Coordination Committee headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and Prime Minister, if you apply an application for a new work permit for a worker outside the Kingdom of Bahrain the following will be applied:

  • Postponement of approval of the application for a period of 21 days, and the requested work permit application will be processed automatically after the end of this specified period.
  • Posting an advertisement for job vacancies in the local newspapers for a period of 7 days. The cost of the advertisements will be 30 dinars for each application and will be added to the monthly invoice of the cr.

If you applied for a new work permit for an expatriate residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain, then the regular procedures will be applied.

Furthermore, the primary expatriate employee outside the Kingdom of Bahrain can apply for dependant residency permit after the issuing and printing of his/her permit.

For more information about the fees and the procedures for issuing dependant (family) permits please check the following services:

New Work Permit

Work Permit Renewal

Dependents Residency New Work Permit

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