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Wives and grown-up children who are on family visa or students' visa are not supposed to work in Bahrain, unless they change from family visa or student visa to work permit.
No, LMRA can only process permits for expat employees and their direct dependants (wife and children until they reach 18 years old). Any other type of visas (visit visas, investor visas, special cases, children over 18 etc…) is under the jurisdictio...
Yes, this is possible, provided that the company applies for a work permit while the visit visa is still valid (at least for 7 days). If the visit visa has expired or will be expired after 6 days, the company must extend it first in NPRA before applyin...
Unfortunately, this is not possible, female expat employees as well as Bahraini females married to non-GCC Nationals cannot sponsor their husbands on a "dependant" visa. The husbands' applications must be submitted through the employer as a normal "wor...
LMRA only processes work permits for expatriate employees and their dependants as a one stop service. All other types of visas (visit visa, student or business visas, property owners, and special visa schemes for retirement or investment in Bahrain,...
For all questions regarding Employment contracts, leave entitlements, disputes, complaints, grievances against employers, you need to contact the Ministry of Labour. Please note that this is not part of the LMRA mandate and we cannot interfere between ...
You can track your work permit application progress by entering the work permit application ID in the LMRA express services [1]. The work permit application ID can be obtained from the employer's representative who applied for your permit and your fami...
After obtaining a new passport for the child, you need to update his details (and open a file) in NPRA, then apply for the child's family visa through LMRA. You must enter the correct CPR number on the application (the CPR number is printed on the birt...
LMRA's total processing time is between 1 and 10 business days, provided that all the submitted information and documents were correct and clear and that the requirements were fulfilled at the time of submission.
* Visit the following link https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/ [1]. * Expatriates are allowed to access the e-support through entering their CPR in (User name)box. * To login Expatriates will use their Passport expiry date as their password in DD...
If your employer refuses to accept your resignation or notice, you need to go to the post office and send it as registered mail to the company's official address (this address must be the same physical address registered at the Ministry of Industry and...
* Click on the "Submit new application" icon. * Choose the concerned department. * Click on "Next". * Enter the relevant information, depending on your request, and sufficient application details. * Upload the required documents. * You may u...
This is only possible if the children's father is not a Bahraini and does not reside in Bahrain (i.e. the mother is a widow, divorcee, separated etc…). These cases should first be submitted to the General Directorate of Nationality Passports and Reside...
LMRA provides multiple channels through which you can check your visa status. You can use either of these channels: * THE EXPAT PORTAL: https://services.lmra.bh/expatportal/login.php [1]: you can login to the expat portal to see your details, visa ...
Both employers and employees are restricted and fully prohibited from violating the conditions of the work permit. Employers should not assign work or allow the employee to perform a different job role apart from the one mentioned in the valid work per...
No, the employer is not allowed to charge you any fees for the work permit, but he has the right to sue for damages as a result of the breach or premature cancellation of a time-specified contract. For more information about the employee/ employer o...
Issues, problems or disputes that arise between the employee and the employer such as non-payment of salaries, leave entitlements, health and safety issues etc… are out of LMRA's jurisdiction, these issues need to be reported at the Ministry of Labour'...
Although this is out of LMRA's jurisdiction, please note that the laws of Bahrain stipulate that retaining the employee passport is illegal. If the employee demands his passport back and the employer refuses to hand it over (in writing if possible), th...
Annual leave entitlement as well as employment agreements between the employers and the employees are outside of LMRA's jurisdiction. Such entitlements are regulated in chapter (11) of the Labour Act No. (23) (1976).
Required Documents REQUIRED DOCUMENT SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS Identity Card of the authorised applicant Copy Dependant's passport Copy The passport should have all the information and alterations or updates, as well as the page that st...
EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEE TRANSFER Through this service, foreign employees can transfer to another employer without the need to cancel his/ her existing work permit and without the need to travel out of the kingdom of Bahrain. The transfer can be done wit...
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 an employee's contract (and subsequently his work permit) while he is on leave.
It is compulsory that all the expatriate employees are enrolled with LMRA. This procedure is done to have all the required details for issuing smart cards at a later stage and to fight against fraud and passports forgery.
Problems or disputes that arise between the employee and the employer (non-payment of salaries, leave entitlements, health and safety issues etc…) are out of LMRA's jurisdiction. Such problems have to be reported at the Ministry of Labour's Complain...
This does not fall within the jurisdiction of LMRA, as it is an alleged criminal offence. If you are subject to or witnessed any form of abuse, harassment or attack, be it from the employer or anyone else, please contact the nearest police station o...
If you notice any information mismatch between our system and your official documents, please contact your employer who should submit an e-support ticket through www.lmra.bh/esupport [1] and upload the relevant documents. Links: ------ [1] http://www....
It is the employer obligation to apply for any updates related to your ID card. You need to make sure that you have given the employer your residential address at the time of application (or within 30 days after arrival in Bahrain). The employer nee...
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