Dhaka delegation in talks over clamp on illegal workers

A STRATEGY to eliminate visa traders and enforce tighter immigration rules will aim to tackle illegal workers entering Bahrain from Bangladesh. The action plan will be drawn up by the Bangladeshi government, which sent a delegation from its Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry to meet officials in Bahrain. Continue reading

Flexible work permit launched

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit in a ceremony held at its Sitra branch yesterday.

The flexible work permit, issued for a period of two years, would enable an Individual to be his/her own sponsor. The permit holder would be free to work anywhere at his choice except in restaurants, salons and hotels, and would be entitled to service at all the Government health centres and hospitals. 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

Alabsi: a remarkable success for “Amnesty period”. 10.000 foreign workers do correct their situation


More than 10 thousand foreign workers had corrected their legal situation since the launch of the grace period for undocumented migrant workers “Amnesty Period” Which was launched last July, and will last until the end of the 2015, expected to increase in the coming period especially with the end of summer and the return of business owners from their holidays. Continue reading

LMRA Gives Amnesty to Illegal Workers to correct their presence


The Labour Market Regulatory Authority announced today that an amnesty period will commence on July 1st for six months aimed at allowing illegal workers to either legalize their presence in Bahrain through obtaining legal gainful employment or by leaving back to their countries without penalties or “Black Listing” which will allow all workers who choose to leave Bahrain during the amnesty period to return at any future date to Bahrain without obstacles. Continue reading

Bahrain anti-human trafficking efforts outlined


Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi received a delegation from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and outlined developments of the labour market reform project. Continue reading

Crackdown on illegal workers

Posted on » Thursday, May 02, 2013

A 30-MEMBER security force will join the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in cracking down on illegal workers from today.
LMRA chief executive Ausamah Al Absi inaugurated the squad as part of the new phase of a comprehensive strategy to tackle the issue.
He met members of the squad and was assured on their preparedness to put an end to the issue of illegal expatriate workers, estimated to be around 52,000.