New LMRA warning


The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has warned the public against dealing with unlicensed recruitment agencies. Legal action is being taken against those violating the authority’s rules and regulations that protect the rights of citizens and residents, LMRA planning and licensing director Hassan Al Rahma said. 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

Unemployment scenario EXPATS DUBBED A CHALLENGE

Social Affairs Ministers' Executive Office Director meeting with LMRA CEO

While expatriates receive cheers from all quarters for their contributions towards the overall development of the Middle East, a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Labour official cautioned that it wouldn’t be ideal to adopt a myopic view on the increasing presence of expatriates vis-a-vis the unemployment scenario of the region. Continue reading

Confusion Reigns In Private

The statements issued by Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief on ‘work permit’ and deportation of expatriates’ homemakers, who are employed as teachers across the Kingdom, has, undoubtedly, landed many private schools in a state of perplexity. Majority of the school heads, in unison, said that they did not want to ‘avoid either paying the monthly levy of BD10 against each foreign employee or the application fee’ as stated by Ausamah Al Absi, and assured that they were willing to rectify legal irregularities, if there are any. Continue reading

Update contact details call

AUTHORITIES are urging expatriates in Bahrain to update their contact details to receive the latest information on their legal status.

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority has posted an alert on its official website,, advising residents to submit their mobile phone numbers so they could receive text messages about the expiration status of their passports and residence permits, among other notifications.

“We have looked into the contact details in our system and found that many contact numbers/e-mail addresses are not correct,” it said on its website.