Over 1,000 Bangladeshis mob embassy for Easy Exit

Over a thousand people converged on the Bangladesh Embassy yesterday to avail of the Easy Exit scheme for illegal residents.Staff at the mission were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people seeking help and were  eventually able to process only around 500 individuals. Continue reading

Ambassadors to be briefed on new amnesty procedures

The ambassadors of several countries will tomorrow be briefed by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on the procedural protocol that must be followed when processing the paperwork of expatriates seeking to avail themselves of an amnesty declared by the authorities last week.

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Four airlines agree to help illegal workers leave Bahrain

Four airlines have agreed to provide low priced tickets to expatriates taking advantage of the ongoing Easy Exit scheme. The airlines include the Kingdom’s national carrier Gulf Air, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air India Express and Jet Airways which will all offer discounted prices.

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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