Over 90% of LMRA records complete

Staff Reporter

The biometric information of over 90 per cent of expatriate workers in Bahrain has been collected by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). Biometric information including the fingerprints, photographs and electronic signatures of every expatriate worker whose visa is issued by the authority, is colected and stored in an LMRA database. Continue reading

Where does the money go?

After several years of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) imposing fees on the hiring of foreign workers, many business owners still complain about the added expense. The LMRA currently charges BD200 for a work visa application or renewal and BD90 for a dependents’ visa. In addition to this, companies must pay BD10 a month for every foreign employee. This adds up to around BD440 in fees every two years for each expat worker. Continue reading

Surge in Bangladeshi Easy Exit applicants expected in Ramadhan

Bonny Mascarenhas

Caption: Bangladeshi applicants are seen queuing up outside the Embassy.

The Bangladeshi Embassy is anticipating a surge in the number of Easy Exit applicants with the advent of Ramadhan.
“At present we receive about 500 applicants each week. But from the feedback received during our visits to different areas in the Kingdom,

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Over 4,000 illegal expats have left under Easy Exit scheme

Over 4,000 illegal expats have left the Kingdom since the start of the Easy Exit campaign. Spokesperson for the supreme committee tasked with tackling the problem of illegal labour, Waheed Al Beloushi, revealed yesterday that more that 4,000 labourers have left under the scheme at a rate of around 500 a week. Continue reading