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Dependants Residency New Work Permit

Through this service, employers can request for the issuance of residence permits for their employees’ dependants.

Process Description

  1. Click here to login to the LMRA EMS system and start the process of applying for a new residency permit for the employees’ dependants.
  2. Print the application confirmation.
  3. Check the application status by:
    • Logging to the EMS system and using the application ID.
    • Visiting the Express Services section on LMRA’s website using the application ID, or the expat’s passport number/ personal number.
    • Calling LMRA’s Contact Centre on 1 750 6055 and giving the application ID to the service agents.
  4. After receiving the approval on the residency permits, pay the fees through the EMS system or visit one of the accredited banks.
  5. Print the permit from the EMS system and visit the immigration office to get the RP sticker.

Required Documents

Required document Special Considerations
Identity Card of the authorised applicant Copy
Dependant’s passport Copy
The passport should have all the information and alterations or updates, as well as the page that states the father or spouse’s name (where applicable). The passport must be valid for at least 6 months, but it is highly recommended to have it valid for at least 2 years before applying
Dependants’ birth certificate (in Arabic or English) Copy
The certificate should be notarised by the embassy of the employee’s country in Bahrain and by the Ministry of foreign affairs of Bahrain (MOFA)
Passport of the employee wife Copy
Employee’s Identity Card, if available Copy
Marriage certificate in Arabic or English Copy
The certificate should be ratified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the employee’s country and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the employee’s country (applicable to Arab nationalities; this includes non-Arab nationals if the husband’s name in the wife’s passport is not mentioned)
For children accompanying their working mother: No objection letter from the dependant’s father or divorce certificate and a statement proving the mother’s custody of the dependants or death certificate if the father is dead Copy
The letter or certificate should be ratified by the employee’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kingdom’s Embassy in native country, where applicable

Special Conditions

Service Access

Service Counter Client Services Counter at LMRA’s Headquarters, first floor
EMS system https://www.lmra.gov.bh/EMS_Web/
e-Support https://services.lmra.bh/e-support/
Contact Centre +973 1 750 6055

Working Hours

Service Counter Hours: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Phone Service Hours: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Last Update: Tuesday 1 September 2015