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New Establishment Registration

This service allows new establishments request for the commercial registration at LMRA. The registration enables the employers to submit their requests for issuing work permits.

Process Description (Online)

  1. Visit the following link Register Your Establishment.
  2. Fill out the required fields.
  3. Upload the required documents.
  4. Submit the registration.
  5. Book an appointment through Appointment System to confirm your registration.
  6. Provide original registration form and visit LMRA on your appointed date, the application will be evaluated and if approved, you will be informed provided the online credentials to be able to use the Expat Management System.
  7. Now you have access to LMRA online system, view your Bahranization calculator to know the number of initial work permits granted to your establishment. You may utilize these permits and request more through ceiling application.

Process Description (Offline)

  1. Visit Client Services Front Desk Counters at LMRA.
  2. Fill out the registration form and submit the required documents. The application will be evaluated and if approved, you will be informed when and how to collect your online credentials to be able to use the online system.
  3. Submit the approval along with the required documents through the EMS system.

Required Documents

Required document Special Consideration
In case of registering government and commercial entities
Registration form Original
Appointment letter from the government or commercial establishment specifying the name of the person in charge, the authorised persons, their personal detail, and the level of their authority Original
Commercial registration certificate Copy
Electricity bill
  • If the electricity bill is not available, Monetary Security Deposit Bond should be provided
  • In case electricity bill is paid by leaser, lease contract and electricity bill address card should be provided
Copy
In case of registration of companies or banks, an official letter is required. The letter should mention the responsible person or the authorised persons who are allowed to work in coordination with LMRA Original, the letter should be issued by the Chairman of the Board of Directors or an authorised person
In case of authorising a Clearance Agent, an official letter is required from the Chairman of the Board or the authorised persons (as specified in the commercial register from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce) Original
Copy of the Commercial Registry of the Clearance Office (in case of authorizing a Clearance Agent)
Smart card extract proves that the applicant is registered in social insurance as an employee in the clearance office.
Copy
In case of non- commercial and non-government (NCNG) registration
Registration form Original
Unit number from the Central Informatics Organisation for farms copy
Central Informatics Organization Unit number for (agricultural land, whether owned or collateral, real estate, shopping malls, private compounds and apartment buildings, social clubs, NGOs, political and charitable funds and places of worship Copy
Central Informatics Organization Unit number and valid fishing licence for fishermen (boat or dhows) Copy
Central Informatics Organization Unit number and certificate of registration issued by the Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Labour for community schools (private schools), educational or training institutions Copy
Central Informatics Organization Unit number and certificate of registration issued by the Ministry of Health for private clinics, hospitals and clinics Copy
Central Informatics Organization Unit number and law licence issued by the Registrar Office in the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs for Law firms and legal counselling Copy

Special Conditions

In case of registering government and commercial entities

Service Access

Centre Area Day Time
LMRA Front Offices Manama Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Mina Salman (For Clearing offices) Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Seef Mall (Al Muharraq) Al Muharraq Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Post Offices Isa Town Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Post Offices Riffa Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

EMS system https://www.lmra.gov.bh/EMS_Web/
Appointment system Appointment System
Contact Centre +973 1 750 6055

Downloads

Registration form

Last Update: Monday 5 June 2017